For the last few weeks, apart from my office, I am either resting at home or scribbling on my diary pages. I did not like any of the scribbles and tore the pages. I required a break. Break came to me in the form of a picnic, organised by someone I look up to – Agnimirh Basu, Delhi based fashion photographer. I had always wanted to meet him. I missed his workshop in 2012 (December 2). His humility motivates me. Sayon told me of this picnic. Basu Dev Aich uncle is also associated with him. Any one who knows me closely knows how Basudev uncle’s criticism helped me grow as a person and photographer.
So … this picnic ! And Whoa ! It was some experience.
Agnimirh Basu rightly said, we all start with the streets. They give us the concepts of light and of action. Our aptitude is built in this phase. There can be a fusion of fashion photography and of the streets. This was one attempt to execute one of his experiments. He promoted the event as “Street photography, People photography, Model photography”.
Showcasing to you few of the day’s photographs.
Came across many new people. Met Prayas and his friend Avik. Notable among the new people I met was Neline Mondal. She is a scientist by profession and historian by passion. French by birth, but she has lived half her life in the French remains of Chandannagar. She took us around, showing places and relating stories, how John of Arc used to face the church gate before independence to how the museum was renovated in front of her eyes. How job securities of a handful few let Chandannagar not become an union territory but was made an integral part of West Bengal. They seemed incredible.
I am looking forward to more such picnics organised by Agnimirh da.
Please leave for me honest reviews. This is for the first time, I tried heavy editing on (model) photographs. Well, these are the first published shots of my wide lens as well. I will frequent the town more often now.