Friday, February 6, 2009

faculty @ NIFT

I wake up late to write and share again.
the January ended without net at home. we tried to get faster connection.
reliance or tata?
applied for both.
they could not help
reliance came to install the net.
but the signal was not proper so they went back.
tata's name and branding failed to even come.
200 people from my own sector applied for the connection for tata net.
strange- they did not turn-up.
this is the time of franchising services.
i am sure there is some great mistake in the system.
(some tata official reading these words must check in)

I have started teaching photography at NIFT mumbai.
thanks to my friends Mahendra Damle
who introduced me to Nitin Arun Kulkarni.

Also thanks to MTV.
they gave me the chance to shoot photos for Roadies 5.o

so here i am at NIFT khar ghar.
locally they call it Fashion Collage!

building is modern open and gives a great sense of freedom and space.
it looks more like an Architectural school than a FASHION COLLAGE

not a single display of textile or clothing or fashion pictures in the campus.
we need to shoot and display these images folks!
hope you are listening!

students are always students!
they are still in a school.
not used to a professional course.
they more interested in getting attendance and the marking system.

I am learning to teach in a class room to the students who are forced by the system to learn.
my earlier teaching experience is -teaching to the much younger and underprivileged children..
who never dreamt of learning photography.
they are keen learn.
listen carefully.
enthusiastic to hold the camera we provide them.

they show pictures with great enthu.
not for the marking.

here at nift things are changing.
i really enjoyed the 50 picture presentation of the students..
they were suppose to show 50 fresh pictures- shooting subject of their own choice.
i enjoy their vision-
they are growing....
as i compare their first presentation which was much hesitation from their side.
keep it up folks!

we are going to shoot great pictures like this one......


No comments: