I am an Indian photographer based in Kolkata. My journey of photography started since 2003 during a trek to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal. From then on, this passion became an integral part of my life. After realising that photography, for me, was like breathing, I pursued the art to the utmost. I got myself trained through a number of workshops under various stalwarts in international photography .
I believe that an artist's work must be good consistently to be considered as an art. I do not practice it just for the sake of aesthetics but for a cause. I take each shot to make sense, bear sense and hit the sensible viewers. I attempt to portray the moment that would tell a story of the time to the time to come. I think photographs can be used to narrate a story, and thus have more to it than just being a work of art. In my photography, life plays the protagonist. Thus, human element makes for an integral part of my photography.
My works have been featured in Photojournale – China , Life Force Magazine –UK , BBC News , Feature shoot – USA , Quint Magazine , Dodo Magazine , 121 Clicks. I exhibited in 5 International photo festivals in India, China, Belgium and Bangladesh.
Along with photography I have been mentoring young photographers since 2012 under a program named “Click Start From Kalighat” aka CSFK. This initiative, under my guidance, has produced a number of highly acclaimed photographers. At this moment, beside running CSFK, I am also engaged as the Chief Editor and Mentor of FOTOJAJS, an e-magazine on photography. For CSFK and FOTOJAJS, I have already conducted a number of workshops in different parts of India like Pushkar Fair, Sonpur Fair, Ladakh, Varanasi, Purulia, Kumbha etc.
For me, photography is not just a passion, but a part of living and I live life to express, not to impress.