59 Portraits Project – 2017 Edition

 

 

59 Portraits Project started with one Question.

Do I know my surroundings?

Sharath worked on this 59 Portraits Project – 2017 Edition  from  16th July 2017 to  12th September 2017.  For him It was a great way of  learning Portraiture by practicing and understanding his surroundings.

Some people live miles and miles away from each other. Through these Portraits, made during casual encounters along the roads crisscrossing city streets,towns,villages he surfaces deeper observations about local geography and culture that someone across the world may not otherwise encounter.

 

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His name is Nihal. His eyes questioning me why the hell are you shooting my Portrait?
What is this all 59 Portraits Project is about?

I started this Project for two reasons –

First reason is I want to get out of my flat for a purpose on shooting something.
Second reason is Do I know the people in my surroundings where I live?

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Two.

In first portrait, Nihal was asking me questions through his eyes.

Here, in second Portrait, Vardhini saying with her smile – go ahead with your Portrait Project.
Vardhini studying 4th Class.

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Three.

His name is Narsappa. 40 years back he migrated from Bijapur district, Karnataka to Hyderabad. He is Living in Hyderabad. He works with Pentaiah band. He plays ‘TASHA’ in the band. He told. the dress he wore now is only for Master’s in the band.

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His name is Thate rao. He is from Lathur district, Maharashtra. He is a farmer. He came to Hyderabad to visit his relatives. When I asked what’s in your shirt pocket. He told he always carries paan in that pocket.

I wasn’t intentionally shooting portraits of people who migrated or who visited Hyderabad.

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Five.Portrait of an Artist.

Akshay Anand Singh is a Visual Artist.
Over the years his work evolved through documenting his environments in and around Dhoolpet, a busy centre for petty business and craft, exploring the possibilities of depicting the world around and catching up with permeation of aesthetics. He observes as a connoisseur and captures the people of Telangana in the urban milieu.writing courtesy – Anand gadapa, wrote for art@telangana coffee table book.

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His name is Kaka Swamy. He works for a travel company at Begum bazar,Hyderabad. When I saw Haldi on his forehead, I thought there are Trees, there are Birds. there are Sandwiches, there are Televisions and so there are Beliefs.

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Seven.

His name is Mohammad Yousuf.

He buys and sells scrap material like TV remotes, Mobile phone chargers, Mobile phone panels & electric lights. He is having a stall at Jumerat bazar weekly market since 1955. In earlier days He paid 2 ana to Muncipality.

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Eight.
Kamala bai with her grand child Nihal.

 

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Nine.

He is Ramulu Vemula. He is a farmer from Nagarkurnool District.
His grand child admitted at Niloufer Hospital,Hyderabad.
He told me the hospital staff won’t allow men in to wards, he was looking for a job in a cafe.
He told me with happiness, that his daughter works as a Teacher at Vanasthalipuram, Hyderbabd.

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Ten.
Her name is Bagirathi bai. She told me she studied 7th in the year of 1963, she mentioned in the year Jawaharlal Nehru died. She is having a small Kirana shop at Red Hills,Lakdikapul since 1981. She told me with happiness, that she has been to Vaishno mandir at Jammu & Kashmir. She born and brought up in Uttara Pradesh state, I thought we are all migrated.

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Eleven.

His name is Aavulakunta Dhanunjay. He is from Kadapa district. He lost his one leg due to cancer affected. He is surviving with one son. He is hoping that government might help him.

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Twelve.

His name is Mohammad Shabajuddin.
He drives auto for living. He told me he charge customers by meter reading, with that customers will be happy.

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Thirteen

His name is Sena Ram. He makes Halwa sweet for weddings.

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Fourteen.

He is Khaleel. He told, we don’t survive by looting others, we survive by doing hard work daily. He has a dog. he told me it’s his bodyguard. He call his dog as Meri Pyaari. he told me even if he beats merit pyari,it comes after him. In our conversation, I told I studied degree in photography,he told me studying is not important, look at the world. I realised we live in a trans sometimes,that we feel we know something related to our work. Do we? He showed a tree behind him and told me this tree is my shelter. He told me he won’t beg for money,people offer me food and money. After I had a photo with him he was laughing at it and pointed out that and said he looks like saibaba.

He told me two words, I used to remind often & we all love it, that line is Aage bhado [ move on ]

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Fifteen.

His name is Inayath. He is a lorry driver. He drives to Mancherial to Hyderabad to Mancherial. He is a native of Mancherial. Lorry carries Coal from Mancherial to hyd. Lorry carries Onions,ginger,garlic from Hyderabad to Mancherial.

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Sixteen.
His name is Mallarapu Anjaneyulu. He is a two wheeler mechanic. Everytime I passed by the street,where he works, I used to  look at him,his dress for when working and his eyewear looked new to me.

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Seventeen.

He is Mr.K.K
Mr.Cool in town.
His smile is infectitious.
He works at Lamakaan.

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Eighteen.

He is Dushyant. He is a kind hearted, super activ, naughty child.

 

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Nineteen.

His name is Mulugu Praveen kumar. He works as Cook at Haritha restaurant Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad.

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Twenty.

I have been thinking to feature people from our native village in this portrait project.

He is Bandaru. Sarayya. He is a farmer from our native village in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, Telangana state, India.

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Twenty one.

Masadi. Mutyam Rao.
Farmer.

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Twenty Two.

His name is Venkata Sammaiah.
He is a Farmer.

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Twenty Three.

Bandaru. Odelu
Farmer.

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Twenty Four.

His name is Konda Srinivas Goud.
He is a toddy topper & he also does farming in off-season.
He told me four of his sisters tied Rakhi to him on Rakshabandhan day.

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Twenty Five.

Encharla. Komraiah
Farmer.

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Twenty Six.

She is Jangalapally Mallavva.

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Twenty Seven.

Mr. Laxmi Karthik is an Entrepreneur.

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Twenty Eight.

His name is Riyaz.
He works at Chicago Cafeteria,Begumpt Hyderabad

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Twenty Nine.

His name is Ahmed Fayaz Mohammad.
He runs Chicago Cafeteria at Begumpet,Hyderabad.

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Thirty.

He is Mr. Bhaskar. He came to Hyderabad from Mumbai to attend friend’s wedding.

 

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Thirty One.

He is Penta. Mallaiah.
He is a Farmer.

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Thirty Two.

I am happened to visit our state Cabinet Minister K T Rama Rao chamber and a shoot a Book Launch event, the book titled as ‘ Padugu Pekalu ‘ [ the book has been published in Telugu language ].

One of the book launch Editors Sangishetty Srinivas anna called me to shoot Photographs of the book launch.

Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao popularly known as K.T.R. , is an Indian politician from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. K.T.R. is a Member of Legislative Assembly from Sircilla (Assembly constituency).

He currently serves as the Cabinet Minister for the State for different portfolios namely Information Technology (IT), Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD), Textiles and NRI Affairs.

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Thirty Three.

His name is Mahesh Sai. He is studying 6th class.

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Thirty Four.

His name is Gutam. Mallareddy.
He is a Farmer.

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Thirty Five.

Portrait of childhood friendship. Pathapalli Vamshi, Pathapalli Sai kumar, Thotakuri Raju [ from L-R ]

 

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, child, stripes, outdoor and closeup

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Thirty six.

His name is Ankush.

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Thirty Seven.

His name is Thodeti Komrumallu.
He used to be a Shepherd. Now he is working in Agricultural fields.


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Thirty Eight.

His name is Syed Yousuf.
He is a Vegetable Vendor.

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Thirty Nine.
Papalal Singh & Mannalal SIngh are friends from childhood.

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Forty.

His name is Mohammad Anwar Sharif. Friends call him as Aslam.
He has a stall at Sunday Book Market at Abids,Hyderabad.

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Forty One.

Portrait of Galli Cricket batch [ Street Cricket ] in Hyderabad.

Laddu,Abhiraj & Rudraksh with their friends.

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Forty Two.

His name is Chintakindi Mallesham.
He works as a Wall Painter.

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Forty Three.

His name is Gaddam. Swamy.
He is a Performing Artist. He performed as ‘Mayala Phakir’ for Bala Nagamma folk play.

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Forty Four.

His name is Imran Khan.
He has a book stall at Sunday book market,Abids,Hyderabad.

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Forty Five.
His name is Mudiraj. Narsimha
He is a Tractor Driver.

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Forty Six.

His name is Mekala. Shivaiah
He does concrete mixing for building construction.

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Forty Seven.
His name is Babu.Mallapuram
He was part of a Music Band on Ganesh Nimajjan day at Hyderabad.

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Forty Eight.

His name is Madhu Sagar.Kille
He is an Electrician at Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram,Bagh Lingampally,Hyderabad.

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Forty Nine.
Her name Is Marveri. Durgamma.
She is an outsourced employee of Greater Hyderabad Muncipal Corporation.

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Fifty.

His name is Ngavelli Lagappa.
He is Fruit Seller.50A50B

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Fifty One.
His name is Challa. Narsimha Reddy.
He does door to door milk delivery.

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Fifty Two.
His name is Apparaboina Yadaiah.
He was working at a Construction site, When I met him.

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Fifty Three.

His name is Gundelli Sattaiah.
He is an Iron Man. [ He does Iron to Clothes ]

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Fifty Four.

His name is Vinod Sharma.
He is Stone Cutter & He also does stone polishing.54A55

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Fifty Five.
His name is Afsar Khan.
He owns & works at his Tailor Shop named as ‘Relax Tailors’ since 1987.

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Fifty Six.

His name is Vishnudev Sharma.
He is a Senior Mestri.
He and his team did the door work you see in this picture.

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Fifty Seven.
His name is Aakash Kumar.
He was working for Hyderabad Metro Rail.

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Fifty Eight.
His name is Sant Lal.
He does wood polishing work.

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Fifty Nine.

His name is Pankaj Yadav.
He was working for Hyderabad Metro Rail. 59A59B

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