' An Odyssey with lens' , Delhievents.com

May 28, 2007

 A glimpse of his journey from Lakshadweep to Laddakh via Delhi. Shamim Akhtar is a passionate photograher. He has been capturing life since the age of 11 & during his worry free days, he clicked images in Lashadweep. He has also written a book with his wife on Lakshadweep which will be released by Shri Wajahat Habibullah on 30th May at Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre.
He came to Delhi in 2000 on transfer and could witness the plight of this Historical City, which was once a LIVE one. Through out his rough postings as SDM (Daryaganj) to S.P (Tihar Jail) to Dy. Director (Social Welfare), he got to see a face of this city which was unknown to him even in his JNU days. LIFE took away all the colours and he started his romance with B&W photography which he has been doing since the age of 12 in his make shift dark-room.The B&W view of Delhi he captured between 2000 to May 2007 is his best work so far at least from his own point of view. These are self-Processed and self printed on Ilford multigrade Papers. An effort.... to revive the old art and romance of Black and White Photography....
In June 2006, he got to fulfil his dream of riding solo on his motorbike to Leh.... he could see colour after a long time... these photographs are a glimpse of a very mighty valley. Originally shot on 135mm TPs and Scanned and printed.