Gaurav Hajela (Managing partner at Pathfynder Solutions) got together with a professional architect Rajan Bhatt and (Founder of Mool Foundation) to organize a juxtaposing photo-art exhibition displaying an array of breath-taking photographs by the theme ‘Monochrome Dream, Colorful Reality’. As the theme and name of the exhibition suggests, there are no points to guess that this one was a fusion of black & white and colourful photographs.
There was an array of black and white pictures depicting the beauty of everyday life by Rajan Bhatt while the right hand side exuded a palette of colors filled in life by celebrations clicked by Gaurav Hajela.
According to Gaurav Hajela it is these carefree moments wherein one can find real joy of life rather than waiting for a grand celebration. As you’d walk along the walls covered by his captures, you’d find yourself thinking about how it is the simple moments that make each day, each minute and each second of a life worth living and relishing without trying too hard to stay happy, be it the smiling girl during holi celebration or a monk child playing cricket at Ladakh. From folk artists to fashion show stoppers his work has covered almost all the subjects.
The inauguration ceremony of Photo-art exhibition was done by Lamp Lighting graced by renowned photographer Sudhir Kasliwal, the founder of Aayojan School of Architecture – Kiran Mahajan, founder-director of Rajasthan University’s Master in European Studies programme and HOD of Dramatics at Rajasthan University, and Center for French and Francophone Studies – Dr. Asha Pande, Principal of The Palace School – Urvashi Warman and other eminent faces of Jaipur.
During all three days of exhibition many eminent personalities of Jaipur city walked in to witness the exhibition. The artists and beholders who walked along the walls covered by the intriguing captures admired the simple moments that make each day, each minute and each second of a life worth living and relishing without trying too hard to stay happy.
The constant flow of visitors was followed by a gala evening in the garden with a dreamy setup, some music and a great stand-up comedy show put up by few boys who made the evening filled with soft tunes and loud laughs.
The last day saw the most crowd as it was a Sunday and people came in one after another to not just see but also talk about the art behind the exhibition and the respective photographs.