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Man who loves to see red , Indian Express
June 14, 2013
Shamim Akhtar fell in love with photography when he was 10 years old after a family friend gifted him a Russian-made DSLR camera. Since then,he dreamt of becoming a fashion photographer in Paris,but ended up as a civil servant in the DANICS cadre - with an expertise in infra-red photography....
Different Portrait of Ladakh , Deccan Herald
February 13, 2013
Ladakh can be photographed a thousand times, and yet discovered in a new light in every shot. Proving this is Shamim Akhtar - civil servant and prolific lensman with his new photo exhibition 'Ladakh hues.' In a unique photographic technique called Infrared monochrome, Shamim has captured the natural beauty and spiritual serenity of Ladakh like never before....
NIKON patronizes 'Ladakh Hues'
February 7, 2013
Nikon India patronizes Shamim Akhtar's exhibition "Ladakh Hues" an assorted collection of 20 photographs. Date: February 8-16, 2013 Venue: Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi Time: 10 am to 6 pm Guest of Honor: The Honorable Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit...
In Shiva's wondrous abode , Tribune
September 19, 2010
This can only be called a paradise. Mountains, lakes and thick oak and pine forests will wrap you in their silence. A few months ago photographer-cum-civil servant Shamim Akhtar embarked on a journey along with his camera. His mission: To visit Lord Shiva's abode in Kailash Mansarovar...
Rode to heaven - Ladakh review by yogesh Sarkar
December 21, 2009
I recently received a copy of Rode to Heaven, Ladakh, a coffee table book on Ladakh by Shamim Akhtar. Rode to Heaven, Ladakh features photographs from Shamim's solo motorcycle trip to Ladakh in June 2008. Shamim Akhtar is a footloose traveler and has a keen eye for photography....
Map of a lost city , Indian Express
November 9, 2008
Photographer Shamim Akhtar is building a portrait of Delhi, photo by photo Ever since he came to Delhi as a student in 1992, Shamim Akhtar has returned to Humayun's Tomb time and again, shooting and re-shooting the sepulchral beauty of the tomb that inspired the Taj Mahal. He delighted in capturing its great arches and cupolas in their striking red-and-white raiment...
Beyond Light , The Hindu
August 22, 2008
Ladakh as a landscape lends itself naturally to photography with its stark peaks and bright colours. But in Rode to Heaven, Shamim Akhtar throws a different light on the region, with his unique Infra Red (IR) photography. While being an experiment with a new form, the exhibition also chronicles Akhtar's solo bike ride from Delhi to Ladakh....
' An Odyssey with lens' , Delhievents.com
May 28, 2007
www.delhievents.com 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....