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The Art of Making Photo Albums

First Online: May 05, 2007
Page Last Updated: November 01, 2016

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Who hasn't seen a wedding photo album?
They all look alike. Same rituals, same festive atmosphere, and people going through the proceedings, and pictures of people you don't know.

But when Kamat made a wedding album, he created a new medium, telling an interesting story with humorous captions, beautiful photographs, and a well compiled presentation. He dwelled into his fine literary and visual senses to make photographic albums. Photo-albums made by Kamat are the most treasured works of art in my household.

-- Prof. Keertinath Kurtakoti

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This section is created  to document  the art of creating photo albums. K.L. Kamat (1934-2002) was an expert in making wedding albums and the albums have been enjoyed and remembered by the viewers even after many decades. What made these albums memorable was the stories Kamat wove around the pictures with editing, clever captions, and pointing out the subtle details a casual viewer would miss.

The following are some pictures and scans from the actual albums Kamat made.

K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri
Kamat Making a Photo Album
Kamat Making a Photo Album

Photo Album Making

Filler-art by K.L.Kamat
Sketches and decoration were used by Kamat to fill empty space in a photo album
Art of Photo Albums
Art of Albums
Kamat's Albums Were Captioned and Illustrated for Storytelling

Diwali Diya
Watercolor sketch by K.L.Kamat
Art of Photo Albums
Art of Photo Albums
The Nilanjan Lamp
Watercolor sketch by K.L.Kamat

Filler Art for Photo Albums
Watercolor sketch by K.L.Kamat
Art of Photo Albums
Filler Art
Album Art
Watercolor sketch by K.L.Kamat

Painting by K.L.Kamat
Art of Photo Albums

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