About Me

MOHAN BHASKER BIOGRAPHY

22 Caballeros Road, Rolling Hills, CA 90274

(310) 944-2625; website: www.photomohan.us; email: bhaskergallery@yahoo.com

Artist Statement

As long as I can remember, traveling and exploring the beauty of God’s handiwork has been a passion of mine. In my youth, it was more of an excitement and curiosity. As I grew older it became an integral part of my life. Along with my travels, photography became my passion. I use photography as a means to show my friends and the world my life experiences. Even though nothing can replace the vivid images that reside in my mind when I close my eyes, my photographs project my innermost memories. Both my travels and photography have also brought me closer to Nature. I have spent endless hours in solitude with Nature. I understand the moods and behavior of the sun, the clouds, the rain, the mist, the changing of seasons, the stars, the moon, the land, sunrises and sunsets, and the ocean. The weather is the single most important factor that controls my photography. Even when I visit the scene in the right season, the window of opportunity for perfect photography is very limited. It could be as brief as a few minutes. I experience more days of defeat than success with my photographic shoots. I do my best to ensure that my photographic experiences are not limited by factors like distance, patience, difficulty, time and uncertainty. I accept disappointment with grace. It is Mother Nature against you. With each defeat I understand Nature better. There are no rules or boundaries for dealing with Nature. I try to apply my photographic experience to real life through patience and unconditional quests for perfection. The determination to enjoy the journey on this path of relentless pursuit for perfection gives me the strength to remain committed. In the end it is the memories of your experience during the journey to attain your goal that matter the most. Goals are just bench-marks that keep changing with time. Memories are written in stone and never change. This has taught me patience and to accept defeat in the process if inevitable. The challenge that I often face is trying to find that perfect image that grabs not only my artistic vision but also provides me with an emotional connection with nature. When I encounter this vision, I know I have captured the perfect aspect of harmony. Perfect images are the windows of the world. In every image, I offer a tribute to the uniqueness of the remote places I have visited, reflecting my appreciation of the beauty, history, and significance of each location. I enjoy photographing remote places in this world that very few people venture to visit. My desire to share with all Nature lovers scenes from these difficult to reach places and my love of ‘story-telling’ about them is the source of my strength required to endure the difficulties and challenges I encounter on my photo shoots.

Artist Portfolio

Kolibre Art Gallery, Rolling Hills Estates, CA Exhibited my photography from 2005 thru 2007 Catalina Artist Market, Avalon Catalina Island, CA From 2007 thru 2009, I exhibited an exclusive collection of photographs depicting the beauty of Catalina Island. For two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009, my photograph (refer to below image) from Catalina Island was selected to advertise the Annual Grand Jazz Festivals. The photograph was used as the main cover to advertise the event and was printed in posters for which all sales proceeds were donated to charity. He is currently being featured in the Leica Blog: http://blog.leica-camera.com/?s=mohan + + bhasker

Artist Eye Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

I was juried by a group of 15 Fine Art artists to exhibit my photography from 2010-2011. ‘The Magnificent World’ Wall Calendar 2011 ISBN#978-0-9826137-5-7 and 2012 ISBN# 978-0-615-44772-8; printed and published a panoramic wall calendar consisting of landscape photographs from all over the world. The calendars were sold in various chain stores including college universities. ‘The Magnificent World Landscape Photographic Book’ printed and published in 2011 illustrated over 125 images depicting the beauty of five continents. Each image is rich with adventurous story telling surrounding my experience during my photographic shoots. One thousand copies were printed and were sold out within a years time.

MountainSong Galleries, Carmel by the Sea, CA

Exhibited my photography from January 2011 thru May 2011.

PS Zask Gallery, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Exhibited over 70 of my landscape photographs from all seven continents in August 2011

Ritz Carlton Hotel, Laguna Niguel, CA

I was juried in to exhibit fifteen of my photographs from all over the world at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Laguna Niguel from January 2012 thru May 2012

Hamilton Galleries, Santa Monica, CA

Exhibited 45 photographs from my Antarctica Expedition “The Purest Land on Earth” on July 2012. All sales were donated to a charity towards global warming.

Bhasker Gallery,

Promenade on the Peninsula, 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 114, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 from February 2013 to Current.

Trump National Golf Club,

Los Angeles, One Trump National Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Photography exhibit from June 19, 2013 thru July 17, 2013