Monday, October 22, 2007

Stare Case

A Place Where Creativity Is Worshipped

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

This shot of a striking decoration to mark the Puja season of Hindu festivities was taken exactly a year ago, on a brief visit to India. The gold-fringed ornament was one of many on the staircase leading to the first-floor offices of Kolkata-based Trisys Communications. I framed this meticulously, because I wanted as much of the reflection as I could get in the shot.

Trisys, specialising in annual reports and corporate presentations, was started by a former colleague of mine, Mudar Patherya. The prince of lateral thinkers, he was only a student when he wrote a letter simply addressed to ``Sir Donald Bradman, Australia'' - and received a reply from The Don, along with a signed photograph.

That attitude shines through the company offices. The staircase in this photograph features some rare Kolkata memorabilia and the walls of the work area carry another surprise. They are decorated with huge cartoon murals by Debashish Deb, another former colleague of mine who is an effervescent artist and designer. As a creative corporate environment, I've never seen anything like it.


Neva said...

This is a beautiful are very's the writing going?

backpakker said...

festivals are synonymous with colour..thats a beautiful picture and its nice to know that corporate offices are adding a bit of tradition and colour in their decor ..

Les Becker said...

That's gorgeous, David. Wow, but you know important people, don't you?

YesBut said...

Hi David
I have posted a group of new photographs on:

I would really like to read your critique.

Ken said...

nice blog you have here, I enjoy your photographs!

I just recently spent 9 months in Melbourne. Loved it, a really beautiful city

david mcmahon said...

Hi Neva,

Thank you so much for that comment. I might need a larger size of trilby now!

Writing's going well. I haven't missed a deadline yet, and I reckon I'll wrap this novel up by 24 October.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Backpakker,

You;re so right - and the colours of India can never be captured in a single frame!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Les,

Glad you like the shot. Important people? No, dear Les, I only know GOOD people.

I've known (and admired the work of) Mudar and Debashish since the early 80s .....

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Yesbut,

If I haven't got to them in the next 24 hours, just give me a gentle reminder .....

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Ken,

It sure is an amazing city - it's unique in so many different ways.

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the trouble to comment.

Keep smiling


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Sam said...

Ah!! and then the days are over now.... Dashami just went by!! :)

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