Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistSanjay NayarPlatinum Member CollectionColors
DescriptionA Morning shot of a boat crossing across the Ganges River in Varanasi, India.Varanasi, also commonly known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a city situated on the banks of the River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh,. It is regarded as a holy city by Buddhists and Jains, and is the holiest place in the world in Hinduism (and center of the Earth in Hindu cosmology). It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest in IndiaThe culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the River Ganges and the river's religious importance.
Sanjay Nayar, Chevy Chase Member Since March 2011 Artist Statement Photography has been a journey of evolution and learning throughout my life.
At an early age, photography was a fascination. Though I did not own a camera, I spent endless hours observing images from old editions of National Geographic Magazine that were few and far between at my convent grade school library in Lucknow, India. I was intrigued how a mundane scene could be transformed into a vibrant work of art. Later as I poured through photography books, the fundamentals of this art became theoretically clear.
It was only a matter of time before I met my first love. As a university student, I was given my first camera, a Minolta X700 on my 21st birthday. I obsessed over this magnificent tool with all its possibilities. Yet soon enough, I understood that the art of creating an image did not just require technical skills, but a vision and style that I had to create.
This was the turning point that deepened my commitment to photography as a lifetime endeavor. Subsequently, years of experimentation led to practical experience and a deep understanding of concepts that had become my allies in my growth as a photographer.
I enjoy shooting a wide variety of subjects, from wildlife and travel photography with grand landscapes, to intimate portraits that capture a special moment.
My passion is to "Stage & Create" images for commercial and fashion applications. I am drawn to vibrant colors, aureate light and compelling shapes. It is these elements that continually fuel my passion.
I have been fortunate to win multiple awards, including the Grand Jury Award with the Photographic Society of America, and a photo contest with National Geographic.
I shoot with the Canon lineup of professional grade camera bodies and "L" lenses. Currently, I am based out of Washington DC. My background includes a M.B.A. degree, and years of marketing/business analysis experience, primarily in the Information Technology field.
My affair with photography continues to challenge and inspire me. The possibilities remain endless.