Of all things one can feel
passionate for, my leisure interest is locked on photography. It sounds cliché
with this electronic age, but it is what has driven me so far. I am born in
the80s, when photography meant to go to a photo studio and get a perfect shot
in one click. Time has changed a lot since then. Now, one can afford to take
multiple pictures and store it for eternity. But, underlying all the changes,
one factor has remained constant: being driven.
As a child, it was an adventure
to go with family with a studio and collect photographs after a couple of week.
Something about those paper memories have always been a special piece of my
childhood. When I look back, I wish I could have recorded a lot more. Many
faces of those black and white photographs are stacked in photo-albums, but
some faces there don’t breathe anymore. To me, that is magic. Photographs
The word photography is rooted in
Greek, which means ‘graphed/drawn by light’. Photography is the art of
amalgamation of the universe and the mind of the artist. Photography is my way
of telling others what I see, how I see. It has a technical side, and a passion
filter. When I was an amateur I would click anything that appealed to me. As I
learned from experience and developed an understanding of world functions, my
interest in the choice of object became more precise. And so my instrument
upgraded from mobile photography to DSLR photography. Oh, what a joy! At the
end of the day, it is my take on the world, my version of frames. I enjoy the
power of manipulation and interpretation I gain by my lens. It speaks for me;
it has become one of my languages.
Filtering through various phases
and experiments, I have landed on mainly two categories of photography: fashion
and cityscapes. A photograph is time captured that can be revisited again at
free will. One of the most beautiful aspects of human civilization is fashion
and beauty. The world is full of stories to be narrated, people to be known,
places to be explored. Each of them is unique, and very different. I have
observed eyes and closed lips speak more than thousand words.
Having travelled from oceans to
seas, street lanes to metros, I cannot hold back myself from marveling how
nature has portrayed itself in magnificent forms. Screening the unwanted
elements, my camera captures what touches my soul. This inspires the audience
to go beyond the physical plane and involve in a higher plane of perfection.
They get to realize how better it can still be made, how much more space there
is for improvement. Photography has taken me to places I could have ever imagined
Photography is a spiritual
journey to me. It has shown me what life can be, otherwise. It has taught me to
see the world in peels of reality. The wonderment of nature has no limit. Each
picture says million words. For example, the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul can be a
museum to many tourists. But to the locals, it will always be a place of Holy
Spirit, radiating ancient wisdom, an epitome of history and architecture. On
full moon nights, it is a beauty to nectar-suckers.
When I publish a picture in grey
tone, it reveals how life exists in shades of black and white, and the
simplicity of the creation. Then again, in colours, everything becomes so
vibrant and attracts eyes like different fragrant flowers attract bees.
Sometimes, photographs reveal, sometimes they hide. More importantly, they please,
intervene, interpret and manifest one object in multiple facets. Photography to
the world images is what happens to light when it refracts through a glass
It is my good virtue that I am blessed with a
passion that takes me to places, lets me interact with people without uttering
a word and transpiring a language that anyone can understand. From memories to
creation, photography has become my other world.