4PM Start- The Walk starts off at Devaraja Market, a century-old market where local produce is sold. Visit a local perfume maker and get to photograph intimate portraits of the vendors. From the market, we'll head catch a tuk-tuk (Rickshaw) to Veerangere, a small hamlet setup in the middle of the city that is stuck in time. Here we will have some warm smiling faces welcoming us. If you love capturing locals going about their daily chores- it is a go to place to do so. After a quick stop at Philomena's church, we head to our next destination-Mandi mohalla, a Muslim dominated area to get some more portraits of kids readying for school and artisans going about their work. Artisans going about their work making zari, and indulging in carpentry is a visual treat to photograph. End the photo walk with a quick review session of the photos with a cup of tea at a local joint, grab some souvenir postcards of the city as photographed by me and take back memories to cherish of Mysore. 6PM End-
Hello there! Faizan Baksh here, or you might just call me Fez if you're not in the mood for a tongue twister. I'm a photographer/filmmaker based in Mysore. Having grown up in various parts of South India, my father chose to retire in this beaut of a place- Mysore and have been a true blue Mysorean for the last 15 years or so. Having been a professional photographer and documenting the city inside out I'd love an opportunity to show you around and help you take back a piece of it as pictures! So if you want to hit the city's vibe, take back a visual memory and really, just have fun exploring it- Hop on the wagon and lets shoot!
We'll be making a quick stop at a local tea stall to catch on the vibe.
Devaraja Market- Fruits & Vegetable market brimming with life and color. Veerangere- A little hamlet stuck in time with psychedelic hued facades of home, warm people going about their daily chores. Philomena's church- A Catholic church known for its architecture. Mandi Mohalla- Muslim dominated area filled with business establishments, artisans & food joints.
A camera or a Mobile Camera phone
If you are not into photography, well, then you should try it! As an introvert, it is something that has made me open up to the idea of getting to know people and also capture the essence of a place through them.
Mysore Photo Walk, A Visual Travel