Saurabh Desai: Nature and Wildlife photographer. Founder, 50mm Media Productions
Recently received Young Achiever Award by the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce at National Youth Conclave 2016. He has a lot to be talked about.
Studied Mechanical Engineering , worked at Larsen & Toubro for more than 7 years as a Planning & Execution Engineer but there was a bigger calling for him, Wildlife and Nature photography which has given him the freedom to live as an artist. It has taken him places and its actually like living each day how you want it .
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” —Nelson Mandela
Here are some excerpts from our Q& A with Saurabh.
Q: What do you carry on any regular day out to shoot?
A: People have time and again asked me what do I carry for a particular shoot or on a day out to just observe and capture what intrigues me. Objects and people I have shot or locations we have covered at 50mm team could be the most commonplace things we all come across but viewing it and presenting it to the world with an artistic touch is what gets us audience and applaud.
I have an array of lenses and equipment which I combine in various equations and what suits me on any day but what makes it easy to carry all this stuff and what makes if function smoothly is our bag.
Q: How did you come to know about the Blackforest bags?
A: As photographers , we are always looking for better equipment and bags . We know Rashi and Paresh since sometime now since we have the same passion for photography . They shared their complete ideology about this new camera messenger bag they were designing and planning to launch. I was equally thrilled to be able to try it out once it was ready.
Q: How is your experience with the bag?
A: I have just started using Blackforest camera messenger bag and it has given the perfect balance I was always looking for. I have a few of my adventures documented with RIMO I, and they are some of my most memorable. Happy to have found this bag particularly.
Q: What is the hardest thing about being a photographer?
A: For me, the hardest thing about being a photographer is having the time needed to put into projects. Being a husband/dad with a full time job makes it very hard for me to get the time I need to be creative. Although I will say that my family is extremely encouraging and without them I wouldn’t be where I am.
Working in extreme weather and trying to capture wildlife at its natural best takes a whole lot of patience and a keen eye.