Amit Madheshiya: Putting Yourself into Your Work

 
Take time to understand the various facets of the subject you are shooting, until you find its core.Photograph/Amit Madheshiya

Take time to understand the various facets of the subject you are shooting, until you find its core.Photograph/Amit Madheshiya

Amit Madheshiya speaks with Raj Lalwani while likening photographers to magicians and telling you to immerse yourself in your work so much, that it transforms into a dreamlike state. Often, I seek refuge in my dreams and that is where images arrive to me. Devote yourself to that one work, one image, so madly that the world around you just passes by. It must be an absolute immersion such that images begin to take root in you, breathe with you. Arriving at the Essence Live your work for a week or a year, until its essence unites with you. And then, when you are making that image, the universe will unfold in that magical moment. I believe in magicians, despite knowing their tricks. They transform my experience and elevate my mundane existence. I wish to be that magician, pulling out moments in time that only I see. I recognise these moments from my dreams. From my earlier body of work The City Behind My Back, this image floats from one such dream that I long to revisit, and relive in time. About Amit Madheshiya Amit Madheshiya is a Mumbai-based photographer who has won the World Press Photo award for his portrayal of travelling tent cinemas. He strongly believes that each project deserves its dedicated time and effort and quotes a Cartier-Bresson interview in which the master had said, “What is made in time, is honoured in time.”  

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