With a box camera and operating his business only on Sunday he survived the hardship of generous contribution going all over the villages and hills on foot to capture what are known as priceless pictures of golden memories.
Those were the times when the challenge of photography was not only on high skills of creativity but a great challenge in producing the outcome of his work as many manpower and sources were not prevalent and especially with no-electricity-to-assist I could really sense the plight of the situation as he expressed his experience of his early days of photograph-moment.
Later in the year 1952 after electricity invaded the town of Mokokchung he bought a German made camera with amount of Rs. 400 which is still placed in the Studio of Hills.
He also mentioned of his hard work and dedication in this field with honesty for which he believes the fruit is the blessing of his seven children and the good-health of his family and his livelihood with contentment.
Surely a moment of sharing with Shri. Repa worth million of wealth which in million years I can never go back to bygone days to feel and see how things were and how we had lived by.
Cheers to photographers who gave us an opportunity to see the past and to all the photographers who are treasuring the moment of this hour which hopefully the next generation and coming species would appreciate the work of our clicks.
|Portrait of Mr. Repalemba's Mother|
|Portrait of Mr.Repalemba's Mother-in-law|
|Portrait of Mr. Repalemba's Dad.|