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Last Updated Sunday December 17 2017 03:16 PM IST

Click! goes Anjaly's heart! Meet the new Instagram star from Kerala

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Anjaly Madhavi Gopinath

For Anjaly Madhavi Gopinath, life is a portrait in clicks. Nothing gives her more joy than capturing life around in colorful frames! Her passion seems to have rewarded her, for this Keralite girl is now an Instagram star.

Hailing from Thodupuzha, in Idukki, Anjaly is an electrical engineer by profession, who is presently taking a break from job to search career opportunities abroad. However, Anjaly is not ready to waste this recess by sitting idle at home, she is exploring her greatest passion - photography.

With camera, it was a love at first sight for Anjaly; “I remember that was an old film camera which captures around some 30 clicks.” From a child 'eager to pose for photos' to an avid photographer, Anjaly has traveled great distance and the enthusiasm has only multiplied. Anjaly started clicking to 'treasure the eye-candy moments' so that she could 'cherish them later' when she realized 'how photographs are giving life to our memories'.

However, the cost of DSLR cameras forced her to resort to taking photographs using her phone camera and editing them using various apps. Still honing her skills in photography, Anjaly decided to keep using mobile camera rather than buying a DSLR. She started posting her clicks on Facebook and Instagram, and to her surprise they became a hit among her friends and followers.

Anjaly's album '60 seconds of love' - a compilation of all mobile photographs, mainly snapshots – has been a hit on social media. She hopes to publish a few more albums of different themes very soon.

  • Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

    Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly
  • Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

    Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly
  • Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

    Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly
  • Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

    Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly
  • Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

    Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly
  • Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

    Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly
  • Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

    Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly
  • Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

    Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly
  • Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

    Stories etched through a little lens| Clicks by Anjaly

The positive comments she received 'regarding the editing and genre were inspiring'. Given a chance to pat her own back, Anjaly would do that for 'letting people know what they do with an ordinary mobile camera'.

Anjaly adores capturing nature, food, candid, travel, plants and close-ups. Most of her photographs are snapshots and the rest are albums. Despite having over 4k followers in Instagram, Anjaly still believes that she is an amateur photographer. She still desires to own a DSLR to try street, fashion and still life photography.

The only question, she is tired of replying to, is 'what camera do you use?' Anjaly crafts her magical frames using a Samsung Galaxy E7 smartphone with a 13 megapixel back-camera, which she feels 'is not bad'. The cardinal rule for her is 'never publish a mobile-click as it is'; she always edits them as they are 'too amateurish and low in quality without filters'.

Social media, which provided her a platform to showcase her work, helped her to fine tune her photography skills. “Feedbacks through comments and messages motivated me to continue doing what I love the most. It also helped to find mistakes and ways to improve them,” she said. No wonder, Anjaly feels 'social media is the best platform for an amateur artist'. It was a her friend Newman Mani who made her realize how mobile photography would help her improve her photography skills.

Late photojournalist Victor George, who gave his life for his passion, is Anjaly's role model. Like his photos, there are stories attached to Anjaly's photos as well. Anjaly shared one such story with Onmanorama: “Once I had an interesting experience when I found a bird's nest with eggs in it. A few days later, I climbed up to take photographs of the hatchlings. I made sure they were not harmed with my presence. Luckily I got chance to capture some beautiful moments.”

Bird

Anjaly now wants to try and make her hobby a career, she has all the backing from her family and friends who have always been the source of inspiration.

Cheers to Anjaly, who has rose to social media fame, showing us how little moments of happiness can be made into beautiful stories etched through a little lens.

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