Farewell Princess: Documenting Mumbai’s Iconic Taxicabs

For foreigners visiting India, one of the most visible markers of change in the past few decades has been cars. From a time when just two models ruled the highway, the country now has an endless variety of automobiles. Still, a part of the soul fondly clings to those simpler times. It remembers the Hindustan […]

Lensculture Project: Bicycle Seat Covers of Beijing

As a consequence of submitting several photographs to LensCulture for review I was granted a professional membership to the portal. I’ve not yet taken the time upload many photographs. But for those interested I have uploaded several photographs from a 2014 project called Bicycle Seat Covers of Beijing. You can access it here

Urban Landscape Photography in India

Landscape photography is a venerable old art. Who doesn’t love a shot of the sun going down over a beach or the same sun rising brilliantly over Nanga Parbat? For most of us, the way we imagine a country, at least initially, is through images of its land. We like to know how high its […]

The Design Mind behind Hipstamatic

Several years ago, I began experimenting with an ancient Samsung mobile phone camera. The ridiculously cheap lens and complete absence of functionality produced quirky lo-fi – short for low fidelity, typically taken with poor-quality equipment – images that delighted me in a way SLR photography had not for years. In just a few years and […]

Pure Metal: the photography of Ramis Abbas

Photography and music have always gone together. Adoring fans, Annie Leibovitz, Mick Rock and Anton Corbijn to name just a few, have become accomplished photographic artists by capturing the images of their favourite musicians and bands. It’s hard to imagine jazz of a certain era separated from photography. In the ‘50s and ‘60s record labels […]

Bangla Surreal: Shadman Shahid

Bangladeshi photographer Shadman Shahid was recently selected by the prestigious British Journal of Photography for its Ones to Watch–2016 listof emerging global photographic talent. A graduate of Dhaka’s famous Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, his work emerges from a deeply personal space and expresses itself in moving documentary as well as intimate and carefully constructed […]

Fragile Reality: The Photographs of Saqib Mumtaz

Photography is touted for its supreme capacity to capture reality. The frightening ease with which the physical verisimilitude of a scene or a person can be reproduced is what makes photography unique, compelling and addicting. The photograph reflects back to us what we think exists. We confer our belief in the image and thereby, reinforce […]