This photo is taken at a remote village called Vandar, near Udupi, India. Kambala as the sports is called, involves the best pairs of buffaloes and the fittest of farmers of the neighboring villages. They are run over a prepared muddy field/track. Some Kambalas tracks the timings and declares winners. While for some like in Vandar, its measured in the cheers that a team gets.
Photographer: Achintya Kumar Guchhait (Bangalore, India) Registered
Achintya Kumar Guchhait started taking photos from a early age with a ‘Snapper’. In those days, he used to grab his father’s camera whenever he was not the subject. It was not until late 2008 when he bought his first digital camera, a canon s5is, and started taking snaps as he liked. With the luxury of capturing snaps and not printing them, it was a dream come true for him. He took up photography more seriously as a year passed. He is currently own a canon 500D. His kit contains a 18-55mm kit lens, a 55-250mm telephoto lens and a tripod. There are a few snaps in his profile using 50mm and 11-16mm lens from his friends.
Achintya likes to capture life as it is. He is a traveler who always makes sure to carry the camera. Life around, their coexistence with the human world appeals him. He is also love to capture human beings in the commonest of places. He has also captured a few portfolios and weddings. He is a techie by profession and a student of photography who takes lessons from all the works that he sees. Recently He got selected as a Getty contributor and added a 8mm Fish eye lens to his kit.