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Pages : 154
Size : 12"x9"
Cover : Grained Laminated 170 gsm Imported Art paper
Paper : 170 gsm Imported Art Paper Aqua Coated
Printing : Four Color
Binding : Round
Casing : Hard Casing with Golden Leaf Printing
ISBN : 978-81-930545-0-5
Price : Rs. 2000/- ( $35.00 )
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In my estimate, a great photographer captures images that convey a deep meaning beyond the image itself. In this sense I say Vishnu is a great amateur photographer. It is interesting and strangely agreable how the text changes midway from poetry to prose and the sentiment lightens and becomes more casual. A truly moving and beautiful book.
General Manager - Japan at Prometric Inc.
These photographs are outstanding and capture life, people and nature in a refreshingly non pretentious manner. Evocative faces, striking landscapes, arresting juxtapositions... All making for a treasure trove of stirring images, in myriad themes, that can be enjoyed over and over again.
SVP, McKinsey Centre for Government & Public Enterprises. Strategy & Organizational Consultant. Business Leader
Vishnu's eye for capturing people's emotions really shines through in these photographs. You get a real appreciation for Kashmir's beauty and way of life. A great collection to inspire travellers.
Marketing professional and avid traveller, Singapore
"Turning the pages of “An Amateur Traveller” beautifully unwraps the magic of ‘Kashmir’. Vishnu Patro has captured the breathtaking landscapes, the daily struggles of people and their rich crafts and culture remarkably well. It is a spectacular pictorial peep into the blissful paradise on earth- Kashmir !!"
Presales Manager , EMITAC Enterprise Solutions, Abu Dhabi
The book is breath taking and beautiful. Everyone will love to own it. I am in awe of it ...
Everyone is talking about Kashmir these days. Vishnu has appropriately captured this diaspora through his lenses: simplicity, innocence, beauty and opulence all in a perfect blend!
General Manager-Global Business Development, Prometric
In Vishnu Patro's coffee book I found the reality of Kashmir today. It is a beautiful story in pictures of the beauty of Kashmir and her aspirations.
Infrastructure Consultant, NorthPole IT Corp. Toronto, Canada
Vishnu Patro captures life on camera, hunts to freeze brilliance of our world often overlooked by the possessed eye.
Gurudutt Ponnathar B
Executive Business Consultant , Singapore
For me this volume's success is that the photographer looks at the the human condition, the lives of ordinary people and shows once again, how triumphant is the human spirit that shines through as or even more beautifully than Kashmir itself !
(Director - Enterprise Services AP/C, Lenovo India )
"Vishnu's captivating photographs transport you right into the bewitching land that is Kashmir. But more significantly, they capture not only Kashmir's heart-stopping natural beauty but also the lives of its beautiful people yearning for normalcy."
Founder CEO, Reflexis Systems Inc, Westwood, MA USA
A truthful and earnest attempt to capture the uniqueness of Kashmir locales and its people in myriad of colors and moods. The pictures evoke multiple emotions and are supplemented by meaningful text. ..all through the eyes of a photo lense enthusiast.
VP, Serco India
Moments in life are so many. Very few photographers bring to life the grandeur and potentials of the world we inhabit. One such, an amateur traveller, a passionate photographer, a gentle man carried away by a love so strong that he felt altered with a camera in his hands, gave birth to his baby, his first masterpiece "Kashmir", a coffee table book.
Vishnu Patro, a name synonymous with amateur photography and travelling, gushed star-struck into this beautiful valley long lost in the Mist of hatred, unrest, a strife- ridden zone. He brings to life decades of beauty, the ebullient people, the tantalising grandeur which now lay hid under mutilated scars and in the lost eyes of the people floundering in this lost valley.
Mr. Vishnu starts with 'Time in Transition' pictured like a cameo on the faces of the patriarch, the son, the husband, the child, the houseboat-owner, the carpet-seller, one can go on turning each breath taking page.
One is fascinated by eyes darting for hope, closed in faith or sunk in the debris of hopelessness. Yet each one willing to live and bring back to life a slice of that beautiful Paradise. The Book gives birth to a deep hunger for more of that beauty that exudes a delicious fascination for a piece of this heaven. At the turn of every page we acquiesce with Mr. Vishnu, at the same time he hasn't lost the harrowing tales writ in every nook and corner of this picturesque landscape.
Hold the book and your atavistic fear of hatred and unrest is lost in each vulnerably tender picture which comes to life before your very eyes articulating volumes.
Vishnu's expertise can be completely accepted in bring to life the exquisite beauty of the length and breadth of the Valley, awakening it from a deep, dark, thick misty slumber.
Eventually a wonderful book to own and possess.