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Pictorial Artistic Photography
July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+5.5
YPS Meet | July 7, Sat | 6:30 PM | State Youth Centre
Mr. Varada Nayaka is one of those self-made photographers from a village background who keeps seeing each frame as a painting. The quality of pictures brings out the painter from within. He had recently concluded an exhibition at Chitrakala Parishath. He had won many awards from YPS Salons, the latest being Honorable Mention (Sports in Color) in the 35th All India Salon 2018.Mr. Varadanayaka ails from Chikkanayakkanahalli, a village near Tumkur. His first exposure to photography happened in 2000 when he had an opportunity to expose some B+W negatives. This kindled his interest in photography and he learned a lot from Mr. Siddu G Kere, a local studio owner.
At that time Mr. Varada Nayaka did not have adequate money to buy a camera. Determined to buy a camera, Mr. Varada Nayaka started painting Commercial Hoardings, Banners and Wall Paintings to earn money.
In 2004 he came to Bengaluru and started his own Photo Studio. He got acquainted with famous photographers, some of whom shared their knowledge. Despite his financial problems, Mr. Varada Nayaka continued his journey in photography and his wife supported him wholeheartedly.
Soon, his pictures were beginning to be noticed. He won 2nd Award in the State Level Salon held by Sagara Photographic Society. Since then he has won more than 34 medals and awards at National and International levels, including awards in YPS Salons. His picture won the Second Award in Monochrome Section of TNA Perumal Tribute Salon.
He has been a member of YPS for the past two years.
Mr. Varada Nayaka shoots pictorials and animals. He has dreams of becoming a Wild-life photographer.