Posted On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 09:26:11 AM
Two friends, bored with their jobs when they were in their early ‘20s did what most of us hesitate to do, quit and follow their vision. For college friends Gaurav Athalye and Kaustubh Upadhye, the decision was not a shot in the dark.
They took almost two years to figure out the logistics of running a botique travel company — Jungle Lore was born and with that opened many avenues to fulfill their goals — travelling and taking pictures of their trips.
The two Mumbai boys will be displaying an array of photographs taken over a period of five years shot while they were travelling the world in a photography exhibition titled, the Missing Compass.
“Gaurav was a banker and I used to work for a shipping company,” says Kaustubh, who are both in their ‘30s now. He adds, “We took several pictures when we were in Tanzania and Africa. Pictures of landscapes were also taken in and around Maharashtra.”
They have a wide variety of clientele. “Most people who buy our pictures are generally those who like to travel and have an eye for art. Besides, we always keep the prices of our photographs affordable,” smiles Kaustubh.
They duo started by clicking pictures of landscapes and then moved to wildlife photography. “Some of our photographs are very rare. We were able to take a picture of a very famous tiger called Machli at Ranthambore,” says Kaustubh.
Ask them which one of their pictures are most popular, Kaustubh replies, “There is this one picture of a buddhist monk lighting candles.” Catch their exhibition at Yashwantrao Chavan Art Gallery, July 12-17, 11am-8pm.