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Sanpada girl clicks the spirit of biking at Rider Mania 2011

DNMUM229664 | 12/4/2011 | Author : Richa Pinto | WC :311

Rutavi Mehta was the only person selected to be the official photographer

Sanpada-based photographer Rutavi Mehta was the only person selected to be the official photographer at Rider Mania 2011, which is an event held my Royal Enfield to commemorate the spirit of adventure and leisure motorcycling.
This year, the event took place in Goa during mid-November. This event first began in 2003 and is considered an annual get-together and reunion of all 'Royal Enfield' enthusiasts. Mehta says that the experience of being a part of this event was brilliant and as a photographer she got to take some breathtaking shots.
Since Mehta has done plenty of events with Royal Enfield in the past, she did not need to go through the process of applying in order to be the official photographer. She was selected by the organisers directly. "Shooting the event was a lot of fun. It was a bit risky since the bikes were simply zooming past us. I had taken an assistant photographer with me because many events were taking place side my side and he almost got injured during one of the shoots," says Rutavi.
Mehta says that this is a complete dirt race and for a female photographer shooting an event as such can get quiet difficult. "Despite all the odds I enjoyed myself a lot. I was really glad that the organisers considered me and believed in my potential," says Mehta.
The Rider Mania Lounge also showcases movies, shows and documentaries around motorcycling for around eight hours a day and the library houses rare books, magazines and Royal Enfield publications. Prominent rock bands and singers also perform in the evenings during the event. On the grand finale DJs spin out trance numbers and others play lots of popular desi music. For Mehta, it was an awesome experience as she got to shoot great bands performing at the fest and motorcycling enthusiasts having the time of their life.

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