Creativity has always been a compulsive urge for him since childhood. As a young child, Akhter took inspiration from nature and grew up loving, observing, and capturing its mesmerizing spirit in the form of drawings and paintings. His childhood interest in art foreshadowed an artistic future.
Over the years Akhter has developed as an artist and photographer. Because of his zest for experimentation with different techniques, today he uses combination of the best of the three worlds, photography, digital technology and traditional paints. Sometimes his creativity starts with pixels and later he blends pigments and pixels before the final product gets printed on canvas.
He has been able to strike a perfect balance between his profession as an Orthodontist and his pre-occupation with art. He is currently serving as the Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Yenepoya University, India.
Human faces always inspired him. He saw art in creating beautiful smiles and correcting facial deformities.
With his deft fingers that deal with wires and pliers in Orthodontics, paint brushes over canvas or his passion for photography. He sometimes jokes saying “Orthodontics is his occupation and art is his preoccupation”.
His new passion is medical art depicting various life processes and physiologic aspects of the human body. His work has always been appreciated for profoundness, trendiness and articulation.
His work has been portrayed in numerous art exhibitions held across India and Netherlands where he is pursuing his PhD on Smile Dynamics.
Dr.Akhter has won several National and international accolades and honors in the field of photography. He is also an associate of the Royal Photographic Society, London.
Akhter lives in Mangalore, India with his wife Hasina, and three daughters, Thaniya, Zoya and Riya.
Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
The Prix de la Photographie, Paris
International Mazda Photo Contest
Honorable Mention In Two Categories
Adobe Digital Imaging Competition
IIIrd Commonwealth Photo AwardSelected out of 700 photographs worldwide
Funded by the Commonwealth Foundation and sponsored by Commonwealth broadcasting Association
Adobe Digital Imaging Competition, Photo Illustration Section
Love Tarnished, In category of concept
3 Bronze Awards
For the Photography Competition held by the 6th Better Photography Magazine, In category of concept
For the Photography Competition held by Light Space & time Online Art Gallery, Jupitor, Florida, USA
Sky Is The Limit
Annual Art of Digital Show, San Diego, USA
Winner in two categories
Epson Color Imaging Contest, Japan
Motion and speed, AGFA International Photo Contest, GermanyEpson Color Imaging Contest, Japan
Computer-Enhanced Category, Great Picture Contest, Conducted by the Popular Photography, New York (A wrinkle in time)
Travel Photographer of the Year 2004
Konika Minolta published by Better Photography
Maruti Esteem Photo Contest
Professional category in International Photo Award (IPA), Los Angeles
Completed the Immediate Life Support (ILS) Provider Course
HITC, HMC, Hamad International Centre, Doha, Qatar
4th February 2011
For the Photography Competition held by the 6th Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the year competition
Lights and Shades of Science - in the National Photography Competition Photograph of the year competition
Secured IInd Place
In the Photography Competition as part of - The Eye donation Awareness Fortnight Conducted by Department of Ophthalmology, Yenepoya University
Awarded MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (MIFA) Honorable Mention
Title : Bhoota Kola, spirit workshop under the category : "People-Culture" by the jury of Moscow International Foto Awards Is a prestigious advocate for international photography talent, conducted an annual competition
Image 95, All India Salon
The Photographic Society of India, Mumbai
AIP Nature Salon
Indian Orthodontic Society
The Photographic Society of India, Mumbai
46th All India Photographic Society of India
Soft waters : III MPA
All India Salon of Photography, Mysore
CORE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Asian Pacific Orthodontic Conference ( held on 29th Nov.2012 to 2nd Dec.2012)
S.C. Maithra Memorial Salon (Lens n Eye)
Sumanth Moolgaonker Salon
Art and Photography
Appeared in Doordarshan TV National Broadcast
3 competition, Youth Services and Cultural Activities, Gujarat
AHSI (Bronze), Calcutta
Karnataka Lalith Kala Academy Competition
Nature Salon, Mumbai
IIIrd All India Salon of Photography 1995 Photo Lovers of Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai
2nd Lens n Eye, International Salon of color slides, Mumbai
Appeared in LIP ( Leading Indian Personalities ) on the net
Ist All India Salon (Glimkpse Photographers Association)