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My First Publication

Sun Sep 7, 2014, 7:37 PM
I’m super excited with some of the recent turn of events and the awesome news that it’s brought along with it. The Asian edition of the well renowned and critically acclaimed novel, ‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts, has been adorned with my photograph on its cover. The two volumes of the book are being published by Book Republic Group, Taiwan. 10,000 copies of the book would be printed initially and will be distributed across several countries in Asia.

Nothing really beats the satisfaction of seeing your photograph end up on the cover of such a critically acclaimed novel. :D

  • Listening to: The Paper Kites - Bloom
  • Reading: Locke And Key
  • Watching: Suits
  • Playing: Battlefield 3
  • Eating: Vanilla Biscuits


Ratul Upadhyay
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Ratul Upadhyay, ‘the man’ who’s been featured here on this page, happens to be a freelance hobbyist photographer and designer currently settled at New Delhi, India. You read that right, a hobbyist and not a professional because he firmly believes that the soul of an artist within a person dies once he considers himself a pro. His family belongs to the heart of the Himalayas (Himachal Pradesh, India) and henceforth proximity of these surroundings since childhood have made him much more aware of the beauty that surrounds a human being, adding that much needed dose of zing and vitality to what could very well turn out to be a mechanical, monotonous and mundane life.

The trees, roads that disappear into infinite horizons, wild flowerbeds stretching out into the blue sky, the meadows, peaks and valleys, rainbows and storms, the heaven and earth, and just about everything in between sum up his individuality, persona and character. Starting out pretty young on computers and his keenness to indulge into just about anything mechanical and tech related has helped him over the course of years to hone his programming, web designing, graphic designing, and digital processing skills. And secretly he happens to be a great story-teller too, is fond of freestyle writing and sketching, but sssh, don’t tell anyone.

His powerful images are part of contemporary iconography, and a cross section of his own personal interests with commercial nomenclatures. So there you have it, that’s about it! A completely self taught photographer, a self-proclaimed tech junky, loves his alternative & soft rock music, and for whom this life is nothing short of Awesome! Meet Ratul Upadhyay, academically a student of Information Technology and a freelance hobbyist designer in his spare time.



Means so much, thanks a ton matadurga :)
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 6:37 PM
Thanks for the "watch" and the badge!!
Mon Jan 28, 2013, 6:40 PM
I love your work!
Mon Jan 28, 2013, 4:32 PM
Listening to Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros. Sigh, now I'm in some other dimension.
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 12:09 AM
You should not thank friends :D :wave:
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 9:21 PM


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What field of art should I concentrate more on in near future? 

12 deviants said Photography
3 deviants said 3-Dimensional Art
3 deviants said Digital Painting And Airbrushing
2 deviants said Photomanipulations


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fantasyfreag Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
hey, how are you dear? ;)
ratulupadhyay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there. I'm doing great, upcoming weekend helps :D What's up at your end? :)
fantasyfreag Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
glad to hear it dear ;)
I'm fine too :)

have a nice day!!^^
3wyl Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:

Thank you for joining CRPhotography ~ the central heart of the Photography Gallery on deviantART! :love:

To help you get started with the group, please check out our Important Information box to find out how we can help you, including submitting your photographs into the group, receiving constructive feedback, promoting your photography contests and more! Specific information on how to submit your work can be found here.

We also have a lot of things happening at the moment, some of which are:

:bulletgreen: Photography Monthly News

:bulletpurple: Check out our blog for our latest Photography Game for a chance to win :points:!

:star: We also have a Monthly Contest on Urban & Rural. Check it out and participate! :la:

We hope you enjoy the group!

~ 3wyl and Kaz-D
DianaVVolf Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad that you joined to our group! :D

Hello! :D

I'd like to welcome you in :iconphotography-earth:!:heart: :la: I think we're a nice group, with a lot of talented artist and with a great leader team. :meow: I hope you'll enjoy! ^^ Invite your friends if you can! ^^

:huggle:Be nice with the others and submit your best! :aww:

By the way...if you can please donate some :points:...I'd like to holding contests in the group... :heart:
afterdeath Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much
SebKaiser Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fav :)
SebKaiser Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
... and for the Watch ! It means a lot to me :)
NationMcKinley Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I would like to invite you to my new group for photography :iconunbound-photography:
I really do like your photos, and would love to see you contribute to my group!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will consider joining!
ratulupadhyay Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll be glad to join it, and thanks :)
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