Ar­chi­tec­tural Splen­dour

Smart Photography - - Mastercraftsman - As told to Ro­hin­ton Me­hta

Noshir Gob­hai is a pro­fes­sional ar­chi­tec­tural pho­tog­ra­pher. He spe­cialises in pho­tograph­ing projects as di­verse as her­itage sites, hos­pi­tals, cor­po­ra­tions, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy cam­puses, ho­tels, ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, en­gi­neer­ing com­pa­nies and res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial spa­ces in In­dia as well as abroad. He is also the pho­tog­ra­pher for sev­eral books, in­clud­ing Hampi: A Story in Stone, The Bom­bay High Court: The Story of the Build­ing - 1878-2003 and Sto­ries in Glass: The Stained Glass Her­itage of Bom­bay.

1. Could you tell us what made you in­ter­ested in ar­chi­tec­tural pho­tog­ra­phy? Ac­tu­ally, my first love was pho­tograph­ing peo­ple! Ar­chi­tec­tural pho­tog­ra­phy hap­pened by chance. A lot of school Mends who had be­come prac­tis­ing ar­chi­tects would re­quest me to take pho­tos of their projects. My In­ter­est evolved over time._and to­day. I guess it comes nat­u­rally in pon­r­caing a built struc­ture in a pos­i­tive visual aes­thetic. I love look­ing at a well taken photo. Ba­si­cally I love well made things, and I feel a pho­to­graph should al­ways add value to a sub­ject.

2. Do you have any par­tic­u­lar style or any spe­cial rou­tine that you fol­low that helps you cap­ture the per­fect shot? There is no par­tic­u­lar style or spe­cial rou­tine. lust that one should be able to ap­pre­ci­ate the pres­ence or ab­sence of good qual­ity light - in our in­stance. nat­u­ral light. And, do not use ex­treme wide-an­gle lenses all the rime. They give a false rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the sub­ject be­ing pho­tographed. Of course,

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