Weaving Urban Tales That Come Alive
Anindo Ghosh is a Mumbai-based photographer who likes to be identified as a visual author, more than anything else. Photography and Anindo go back a long way, since his childhood was enthused with art and aesthetics.
From 2003–2004, he began shooting his project, titled Urban Fragments, in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and so on. “I want to do work that does not leave things hanging in the air. According to me, the image should exclude just enough for the viewers to be able to weave a story on their own.”
His images capture everyday objects such as a door, a bicycle, an old umbrella, a parking sign and so on. However, the sheer obviousness of the object is not what Anindo wants the viewer to take home. “There is no concrete story base to these images. I want to bridge the gap between direct pictorial representations and absolute abstract work,” he says.
His interpretations of the cluttered yet beautiful urbanscapes aptly depict the urban-life in its fragmented glory. He views the city as a resource of endless visual repositories and stories waiting to be told. “I am not a photojournalist or a documentary photographer. All I want to be is a storyteller.”
—Written by Priyanka Chharia
This article originally appeared in the July 2012 issue of Better Photography.Tags: Look Who's Shooting, Priyanka Chharia, july 2012, Anindo Ghosh