JK News Today
A photo journalist turned photo mentor for One-Plus India (Renowned mobile company), Yogesh Manhas has choosen an adventurous field for him to work and now he is pursuing this challenging work in photography.
Q1: What is a photo mentor?
Manhas: A photo mentor is one who travels from one place to other and use the camera of the phone before it is launched. I am photo mentor of 1+ (One Plus) and travelling from one place to another using 1+ mobile phones, click the pictures, put the camera under tests and finally when I approve, company plans its official launch of the particular model. The the pictures clicked by photo mentor are also used on the advertisement of the phones.
Q2: How is this field and why you chose this ?
Manhas: This is an adventurous field, where one can explore his or her talent in photography. I was a photo journalist with national newspapers like Amar Ujala and The Indian Express . I also worked on a project with Ministry of Railways and done photography of train called , ‘The Train Story’. Now, I got this opportunity and I am happily pursuing.
Q3: What is your job profile?
Manhas: It’s a contract or you can say part time job, but it is matter of pride to become first photographer from J&K state, who is photo mentor with any big company. My profile is to shoot pictures with 1+ phone cameras and then upload on instagram handler, where we are having over 9 lac followers.
Q4: Are you working on some other projects too?
Manhas: As I am settled down in Delhi, I have also established my own media company called Wantbox Media under which I am working on a project on Dogra heritage and history. I am planning to publish a book having photographs of Dogra Heritage with the details.