Amit Mehra: The Kashmir Diaries
This is a photograph made in the summer of 2014, in Srinagar. It is a time of year when Kashmir sees a lot of tourists, a lot of visitors, and the area around the expanse of the Dal lake is at its most vibrant. Not restricting yourself to the general tourist season is a good idea from a traveller’s point of view, if you want to explore a place and get its true essence. But it is at times like these that tourism brings along its own set of characters, quirks and activities, all of which offer a wide range of subjects and incredible set of experiences to photograph.
About Amit Mehra
Constantly balancing the worlds of commercial and documentary photography, Amit describes himself saying, “I’m like an octopus who likes to deal with different things at the same time. You can call me a schizophrenic photographer.” The moments in this monthly diary are excerpts from his ongoing work titled ‘Roznaama’.