You are a full time architect, how and when did you take up photography? My first foundation in photography was a laid back in 2009, when I interacted and shot with with professional photographers during a stint in Milan. Six months ago, I decided to extend the artist in me and capture the myriad colours of Mumbai and put together 'Pause'.
Where do you draw inspiration from? I draw inspiration from everything around me which triggers emotions.
What is 'Paused' all about? 'Paused' is my way of saying, stop and embrace the moment! There is so much beauty that goes by every second, unnoticed and unappreciated. As an artist, I am drawn to photography as a medium to capture and showcase the ‘paused’ moments from the streets of this vibrant city of Mumbai. Moments that evoked a visceral aesthetic response. Cheval will be by second showing of Paused. Cheval is avidly promoting new artists and therefore, I decided to exhibit there.
Digital photography has given everyone a chance to take up the craft as a hobby. What advice would you give budding photographers? The advice I would give to hobby photographers is to start shooting. You can use anything from your phone to a digital camera to a SLR. For serious photographers, they should opt for DSLR or look at medium format camera. Just go out there and shoot and enjoy shooting. Dont be so serious about it.
Being a Mumbaikar, tell us top five places in the city that inspire you or you enjoy shooting? Ballad Pier, Dockyard Road, Mumbai Slums (Bandra/Worli/Dharavi), Sasoon Dock, Chor Bazaar
And what is your favourite Food in Mumbai - Maharashtrian food Place to unwind in Mumbai - Home Things to do in the city - Eat One thing you love about Mumbai - the people and the enthusiasm Hate about the city - Corruption