Story Of Picture
other’s lust, their livelihood
Touring talkies are history now but when I found one in Mehndawal, I was excited to explore as what genre of films they run, who are their viewers in a time when everyone with a mobile phone has a versatile touring talkies in the pocket. I met these . Read More...
stars on the earth
I was roaming in streets of Meerut to make few souvenir pictures as I'd to shift to Chandigarh that week. Apsara talkies was preparing for screening of new film Jodha-Akbar, and the unmounted six sheet poster of 'Taare Zameen par' was sitting on the . Read More...
I am a wanderer and love to document stories of our time and narrate them visually. This is why people and streets are my favorite subjects. I strive to narrate the tales of the people with latent faces, who exist around us and always work to make a difference in our world but most of them often go unnoticed – be a labour or farmer, prostitute or pilgrim, cobbler or a butcher. Reality is more important to me rather than making my pictures beautiful and glamorous.
It was during my college days when a street vendor printing images on ordinary paper using a blue solution ignited my curiosity. After few months, I found myself standing beside the developing tray in the darkroom at a friend’s place whose father was a photographer. The changes in white sheets and gradually developing latent images was a mysterious and fascinating phenomenon, as the evolution of life, that charmed me forever. That was my first encounter with the magic of photography.More About...