From The Other Side
Classic & Elegant Imagery. Raw & Genuine Emotions. Visual Poetry. No gimmicky tricks , No unrealistic Bollywood moments. Only Timeless Stories.
My connection with photography has been more than just work. It has been my saviour. My way of giving back to people a certain gratitude I feel. A gratitude from understanding that at the end of it, these relationships and celebrations with our parents, husbands, children, friends are the ones that make life as meaningful as it can be. They will be our driving force to who we are today and who we become tomorrow. As these tangible memories lay in your hands or you flip through them on your phone and you tear up or smile warmly or hand it down through generations, I feel a responsibility to capture these bonds & moments with the utmost care and love as possible.
I was studying to be a Psychologist from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore before I quit and decided to pursue photography. As an individual I often alter between an introvert and someone who loves telling stories, between being a dreamer, a romantic and certain acceptance of the dark, existential side. Give me a cushioned corner, delicious warm mug of coffee, a book, a playlist that sways between alternative rock & Ludivico and am a happy Charlie! I wear my heart on my sleeves and have consistently felt that I am happiest when am making an impact on people’s lives. I like a certain balance and symmetry in art which Wes Anderson does beautifully. But at the same time I like the spontaneity and unpredictability of emotions and humanity which breaks that symmetry and makes it priceless. Every time I shoot a wedding or a family shoot, in that suspended time, being a part of a family quite honestly fills a certain loss in my life. To put it simply my job feels very fulfilling, even at a personal level.
The philosophy of Kintsugi defines my soul, it is a japanese art of repairing pottery with gold and the understanding that the broken and damaged history of an object is as beautiful and should be treasured. And photography has been that Gold.