Young Voices in Fashion & Portraiture: Bhumika Bhatia
When I began shooting on a whim over seven years ago, I was making pictures of what I thought people wanted to see. But then, I came to realise that it has to be about me. Over time, I have become clearer about the kind of photography I’d like to do.
I tend to write down words and phrases that signify the thoughts and feelings within me. Then, I try to portray the words visually. If I am experiencing negativity, I try to convert it into something positive.
In terms of visual language, surrealism is something I have always been drawn to. If ever I feel uninspired, I watch Tim Burton’s Big Fish. There’s nothing like a dose of that movie to get me out of a rut. Recently, I’ve fallen in love with Ingmar Bergman’s films and hope to shoot a series inspired by The Seventh Seal. I am also influenced by the narratives that Sally Mann and Tim Walker weave through their photography.
You can find more of her work at www.bhumikab.carbonmade.comTags: better photography, fashion, fashion photography, June 2016, fashion and portraiture, young voice, Anniversary Issue Vol 1, Bhumika Bhatia