Which past experiences would you say have shaped your work, design sensibilities, & aesthetic?
I am someone who tries to keep to remain calm in all situations and for me, my pictures are a way of projecting a sense of calm amidst all the chaos around us. I usually prefer listening and observing instead of conversing, making me a naturally quiet person. I try to reflect trait of mine through my pictures too.
What are your personal philosophy and social beliefs in life?
The only philosophy I follow is that ‘We are all going to die one day. There is no eternity and the only thing that can come close to lasting an eternity is what you create’. I live by this and I aspire to keep creating better every day.
What’s your personal style?
My style, as I have mentioned above revolves around bringing out a vibe of peace and quiet through my pictures. I love colours, a lot and I feel that the kind of colour palette I choose for my pictures play an integral role in the kind of vibe the pictures give. A lot of my work involves post-processing and playing around with colours until I get just the right palette.
What inspires your work?
I feel that coming to London played a major part in how I kind of finalized the style of photography I wanted to pursue. This city oozes with creativity in every corner. There is art everywhere and a whole variety of it to give you all sorts of inspiration. Apart from this, I also like to keep track of how the trends of photography evolve from time to time to help myself adapt and be able to create stuff that my audience wouldn’t get bored of.
What is your vision for your craft?
One of my biggest fears is that one day, people are going to get bored of my work. This is what drives me to remain curious and keep my work as interesting and unique as possible.
Who are your favorite artists in your field of work?
I love the kind of work documentary photographers produce. Storytelling through pictures has always been something I have wanted to do and works of people like Jackson Harries and Sarah Hylton among others really inspire me.
Your favorite travel destination & why?
Any place with mountains and some cool breeze is instantly a home away from home for me. I am not much of a city person and as I have spoken about it above, I love myself a lot of quiet time and the countryside offers you just that. Out of the places I have traveled to so far, I would say that Dover, a small port town in the UK is by far one of my favourite travel destinations. I could sit at the cliffs of Dover and stare down at the water an entire day and not get bored of it.
Your favorite book, film, activity - that motivate & inspire you.
Favorite book – 1984 by George Orwell
Favorite film – The Prestige. Christopher Nolan, who is also my favorite director weaves what is a beautiful ride of a movie.
Favorite music – Music plays a huge part in my daily life. I listen to music almost all the time and I love discovering new music! I love listening to some hip-hop while I work in order to get myself pumped and motivated.
Kendrick Lamar and J Cole are two of my favorite artists when it comes to this genre. When I want to just chill and unwind, I love listening to Indie and Rock music. Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd would be my two favorites here.
What value are you trying to create through your work?
Storytelling through photography is something that has always fascinated me. A picture’s true potential is brought out by just looking at it, you are able to unravel a story in your mind. That is what I am currently working towards. I want to develop my content into a more story-based format.