Project of Independence by Randhir Singh


Featuring the Project of Independence by Randhir Singh.


Charles Correa Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium Ahmedabad

Architectural Photographer, Randhir Singh, received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1999. He spent fifteen years working in New York at award winning architecture and design firms. In 2013, he moved to New Delhi to develop his photographic practice focussing on architecture and urbanism.

Singh shoots with a P45+ digital back. Digital Transitions asked what drew Singh to this system and why he continues to choose it today.

“The P45+ is my first step into the digital medium format world. Despite being quite an old digital back, the P45+ is still quite highly regarded and is able to produce beautiful natural color and tones. I coupled it with an Arca Swiss RM3Di and Schnieder lenses creating a very versatile and mobile system capable of creating beautiful photographs. The whole system was also very reliable and quite rugged. In the 5 years that I have had this MFDB, I have only had one small problem with it which DT was able to resolve remotely.” 

Habib Rahman New Secretariat Building Kolkata

It’s true Phase One medium format systems are well known for being industry standards, modular, and durable. When taken care of, they can last a very long time. Phase One hardware comes with a manufacturer warranty and as a DT client our support team is available to assist you with any unexpected hiccups you may experiences.

Singh’s work is featured at the Museum of Modern Art in The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia 1947-1985 open now through July 02, 2022. 

Singh describes the project of independence as “a sweeping survey of modern architecture built in South Asia between 1947 and 1985.” For this expansive exhibition, Singh traveled across 4 countries visiting 25 cities and photographing over 70 buildings. Throughout this journey, his P45+ and RM3Di were his primary tools. This was the equipment Singh used in making this photograph (below) of the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. 

Balkrishna Doshi, IIM, Bangalore

IIM Bangalore is a very special place. Designed by the Pritzker prize winning BV Doshi, the main building (pictured left) blurs the boundaries between indoor/ outdoor and architecture/ landscape. Despite only needing a few photographs for the exhibition, I spent 3 days photographing there. The photograph is a 3 image stitch which allowed me to include the far edges of the space into my composition without any distortion. The dynamic range of the sensor captured detail in the very bright areas of the sky while still maintaining detail in the shadows under the plants.



Muzharul Islam Chittagong University


You can learn more about the exhibit and reserve tickets here.


All Images courtesy of Randhir Singh.






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