Glo Travels: Where they go? What they see? What they do?

Spotting, following and capturing the pugmarks (sometimes elephant foot prints even), and the critically endangered species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, butterflies and fishes, is a regular escapade for the Glo father-son duo. Interestingly (though not unpredictable) enough these took form of ‘ink-on-paper’. Tanvi Parekh follows the duo of father and son - and their expedition from clicks to prints, Digital

22 Apr 2016 | By Tanvi Parekh

The entourage typically includes Gamyanth Shren, T S Ramanan and some close friends – all shutterbugs. And the landscapes are the bio reserves and sanctuaries in South India - Bandhavgarh National Park, Thekkady - Periyar Tiger Reserve, the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Nature Park - and overseas.
“Passion for wildlife photography is something that developed during the early years of my life. We would escape into the South Indian reserves whenever we found time,” reminisces Gamyanth.
Soon enough, these getaways took the form of pictorial travelogues - beautifully produced photobooks which Glo masters the art of. “At some point, we decided to document our experiences and have since then produced photobooks of our visits,” says Gamyanth.
One such book was the Adventure Africa – photos from Africa, which the PrintWeek India team spotted at the Glo stand during the CEIF show held in Mumbai in January. The approx 40-page book had photos shot in three different countries over a seven-day period in several different terrains. “The emphasis while producing this book was on matching and maintaining consistency and life-like colours throughout the book, showcasing our pre-press strength in photo jobs,” says Gamyanth. 
These books, says Gamyanth, are usually of 10x10 inch size, printed on the HP Indigo 10000 on Natural Evolution paper, and bound using PUR technology or pasted back-to-back. 
The photos, of course, are credited to the duo and a couple of Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR cameras. 
The onerous task here, according to Gamyanth is to pick the best from the thousand clicks. “The most exciting part of creating these photobooks is definitely the photography. But the most difficult part of the job is sorting the images. Initially, we were very trigger-happy and shot several hundred images, which ended up costing us days to sort them. We learnt our lesson the hard way.”
From there on, Glo takes about a week to complete the print and finishing.  
And the print run? Gamyanth says, “From being produced solely for self consumption, we have gone ahead to print about 50-100 copies of each photobook for friends and family and this number has been increasing year after year.”
This is one printer we know, who prints what he clicks!