“photography is essentially about time, an inherent quality of the medium that makes it unique among the arts; this is evident not necessarily in the capture of an instant or the freezing of time but rather as a timeless moment, embedded in the photograph like a fly in aspic …”
‘Amano Samarpan’ began photography in Nepal with a cheap compact camera, documenting people he knew and sacred dances. Studying photography in England followed, doing workshops at Duckspool with contemporary photographers such as Martin Parr, Faye Godwin and John Davies.
Samarpan’s work covers Tibetan Buddhist art and birds of the Indian subcontinent and more recently subjects closer to home including A Mother’s Secret about his mother’s coming of age.
Photographs started to be published and in 1997, a book called Silent Meditation which Samarpan also edited, appeared containing a series of black and white photographs.
His first major book, A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India was published in 2006, winning a publishers award from The Federation of Indian Publishers. The book contains about 300 of his photographs and took about ten years to complete. A second volume, Among the Birds of India, was published in 2019. Indian Birds in Focus is an A4 sized book with large photographs of Indian birds.
Samarpan travels regularly to India and elsewhere to photograph.
Photographs on this website are available for sale as prints at any size; they can also be made available for publication. Since they represent only a small part of a much larger collection, enquiries are welcome…