Sunday, November 15, 2009

Photojournalism - Art and reality

I think there is a photojournalist hidden in all of us photographers. There is a small part of us who wants to throw away all the lights and gizmos and just go out there and shoot life. Photography is the medium closest to reality; at least it was the case some years back. All the fashion and lifestyle shoots won’t give the same adrenaline rush as capturing an important moment in history. Something that you will look back on in future and think, now this can’t be duplicated, it is something priceless. I always dream about being at the right place at the right time, and also having the perfect settings on my camera of course. My favorite images have always been the ones I shot on the streets of India. The colors, the characters, and the power it conveys make it special and unique. I wish I went out more onto the streets. There are so many stories out there to be captured. After all, in the end, we are all story tellers.