This techie-turned photographer talks about the challenges he faced during his journey and how he never gave up.
After over 10 years in the IT industry, this 34 year-old-photographer, Krishna Karthik took a bold step and chose to take his destiny in his own hands.
Speaking about the birth of his love for photography Karthik says, “My love for photography started when I was about 5 years old when my dad gave me his film camera, through trial and error and wasting many a film roll, taking out of focus pictures, I got a grasp of how to take pictures, thankfully my parents were patient and did not chide me for wasting so many film rolls, I got lucky.” Speaking about the first picture he clicked Karthik recalls, “The first photo I clicked was of my mum and dad when I was very little, it came out of focus and blurred.”
Photography is an art that reflects the personality of a person and sharing about what inspires Karthik about photography he says, “The ability to freeze time, to create memories, to create art, to put a smile on peoples faces, to show the world through my eyes, these are a few of the many inspirations to my photography. My Passion for photography is not limited to one genre, its varied and I believe its important to have that variety because you can intermix the skills & creativity and come out with amazing work.”
Explaining the aspects he expects to see in a subject that is worthy of being captured Karthik says, “The ambience, mood, expression that gives a peek into the world of the subject is what attracts me, a story that one can weave with their imagination is precisely what I see in my subject.”
Sharing a few words of wisdom with aspiring photographers he says, “The path to Success doesn’t happen overnight, It is a very hard path and a lot of times, a very lonely path. You will fail a lot more than you will succeed,You need to put in the time, effort and sweat and be constantly working on your skills to improve yourself and keep shooting to get better. Be inspired by others but don’t compete with them, because each one is going through their own journey to take to get to where they want to be.”