Himanshu Khagta | Documentary and Travel Photographer
Himanshu Khagta is one of the top travel and editorial photographer in India. He has captured some of the remotest places in the Himalayas and is in constant demand for his editorial work. His work has been published in The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveller, BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, National Geographic Traveller.
I was born in Rohru, a small town about 100kms away from Shimla, known for its apple orchards, but having spent all of my life outside, I hardly know this region. So, every day I make it a point to drive to a new village and spend my evening there. Hope I’ll be able to visit all of the villages very soon. While enquiring about villages with really bad roads, my neighbour who is a government school teacher in Rohru,Read more
Panasonic gave me their Lumix GH5 + Vario 12-35 2.8 O.I.S lens to test for 10 days. I took it to explore the remote valley of Rohru for my ongoing project, Life in Shimla. I won’t really get into the technical part as you can find a lot more detailed technical reviews on the internet. I’ll just show you the pictures I took with it and a little conclusion about the whole experience. I am pretty sure no one isRead more
After spending a whole winter sitting at my desk, completing the pending travel pictures, I got a call from IIT Roorkee, asking me to talk about travel photography and show my work to the students. I packed my bags for a short outing without my camera. It is so stress free travel without your equipment. I reached Roorkee by train and as we entered the campus from the railway station, Yash and Vishal who where there to receive me, told meRead more
The first time I saw Bharmour was when I turned eighteen. I had just got a drivers license and I had a lot of free time. The map of Himachal I had at that time showed Bharmour as the last place one could drive to on that side of Himachal. Having never seen Chamba district, I set on a solo drive in my father’s blue Maruti 800. Now after about nine years I reached back and the place is surprisinglyRead more
Few years back I bought my first GoPro that was used to record the roads I was driving on my various journeys. Having had no experience on how to deal with video footage, I made my first video on iMovie and upload it on a new youtube channel called, Himalayan Roads. To my surprise, a simple video of a car driving from Chandigarh to Shimla was received quite well by the youtube viewers and then I started taking it a littleRead more