Showcase of the Week – Balaji Maheshwar


I am Balaji Maheshwar, a Chennai based Photographer and Software Engineer by Profession. Creativity rules and what better way can there be than to capture art through a photograph! I’ve always wondered what a photographer could view through a lens which a layman cannot. A few bucks i had to chip in every month and it took an year and half to finally get to know what the big deal was about. My first DSLR Canon 500D. This was the best moment, with my cam in hand; I felt that I could ever express myself more than any artistic medium that I have come across before. The concept of questioning the limitations of photography is both interesting and challenging of how far one can go with an image.

Inspired by photographers like Steve Mccurry, L.J, Ayashok, Rohit Sabu, my passion for photography grew way beyond what i thought. Joining Chennai Weekend Clickers was one such flick where I got an opportunity to meet Ashok and my CWC friends. And then I started to look for life and strong emotions particularly through “black and white” photographs.

Not a year since i started viewing life through the lens, and I will always admire all those who are my inspiration, who have motivated me to fetch me such recognition over a short period of time.

My Mantra:
“If you want to be a photographer, first leave home and your comfort zone”. -Steve McCurry

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Discussion27 Comments

  1. Great show !
    Kudos Balaji, !
    i can say a recent noted person in photography i feel lil jealous about 🙂
    thanks for the inspiring shots !

  2. Its true that he makes photographers feel jealous about him.
    He’s got a unique eye for compositions and a great sense of art.
    Way to go Balaji and keep inspiring… 🙂

  3. He is very talented! i love his photos, they are inspiring and they describe some strong messages in so many ways! he is fresh, original and definetely one of my best buddy in flickr

  4. Daily i ‘LOOK AT’ many photographs…
    But there are only few which i ‘LOOK INTO’…Balaji has such collection of photographs and i always ‘LOOK INTO’ his photographs. I tell my friends about this fellow and tell them how i feel underrated while comparing myself to him. But actually when i think deeply, i feel proud of being his friend and while going out for photography with him. My hearty congratulations to an immensely dedicated photographer.

    – MRK

  5. Hi Balaji, Awesome series!! I wait for your photo everyday. Love your processing and way you look at the world. Keep it up.

  6. Awesome Bali… I love the message and the way you take photos… You make people see through your eyes and deliver the mess rightly… Keep up the good work… I am proud of you… 🙂

  7. Praveen gunasekaran

    Many of Balaji’s work were an inspiration to me.. His unique views on ordinary things sets him apart. I wish him good luck to see more success and to keep inspiring people.. 🙂

  8. uh.. what an expression in each photo!
    amazing pictures those are! I’m proud knowing you.
    I’m sure you are going to rock !

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