Story Of Picture

  • f-holes of Man Ray

    The magic of four strings instrument fascinates many but to me somehow it's reminder of a Man Ray photograph as well. That famous 1924 picture Le Violon d’Ingres (Ingres’s Violin) which features a lady’s bare back adorned with two eleg.  Read More...

  • Gandhi Samadhi at Rampur

    I was unaware of Gandhi Samadhi at Rampur, until I visited the city few years back. And the credit goes to erstwhile Nawab of Rampur Raza Ali Khan, who brought the ashes of Bapu here and got this spectacular place created, dedicated to the memory of .  Read More...

  • Mobile Studios

    It was really a pleasing sight; looking at photographs being printed. In the time of smartphones, a mobile studio in Kumbh, may take you by surprise but it was there. Many photographers with compact digital cameras roamed carrying a portable printer..  Read More...

BIO

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.

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