Amar was up before dawn
Setting his tripod and waiting with bathed breath
He wished to shoot the valley as the first rays of sun kissed them
By the time, he was half way through setting up his equipment,
His frequently irregular apprentice hobbled in, blabbering excuses
Amar gestured the apprentice to be quiet and continued his work
He seemed to be in a meditative state focusing all his energy on his current work
As the first rays emerged, he was ready, clicking away his masterpiece.
Once the shoot was over and the team packed up
Amar went over to apprentice, informing him that he was no longer needed
The apprentice begged and pleaded for him to continue, explaining that he had been sleep deprived
But Amar was in no mood to listen; he simply informed his decision and walked off to his car
As is the case with any emotionally charged outburst, the apprentice started accusing Amar of being senile and non accommodative
That’s when an old hand at Amar’s studio took the apprentice aside and calmed him down
He simply explained “A master artist isn’t born; it takes years of discipline, dedication to the craft and continuous learning.
This 60 year old award winning photographer is always updated about the latest trends in his craft and has dedicated his life to it.
He is up anytime to shoot his beloved pictures, while managing the many personal and social engagements. Learn and imbibe rather than finding excuses.
Don’t accuse him for your lack of dedication and energy; he at 60 is more youthful than three 20 something’s like you put together.”