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Frame of mind

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA CHANDANI
Published : May 19, 2019, 12:07 am IST
Updated : May 19, 2019, 12:07 am IST

Finance professional and a photographer by choice, Mohan Singhal looks out for something special in mundane objects.

Albert Hall Museum of Jaipur at night
 Albert Hall Museum of Jaipur at night

For 24-years-old Mohan Singhal, his interest in photography began by chance when he started capturing subjects of his interest as a hobby. “I started photographing as my hobby along with my CA article ship. I started reading  a lot of articles on the technical aspects of photography online, in magazines and various journals. I tried learning about  photography in the last six years,” says Mohan, whose primary interest lies in capturing wildlife, street life and landscapes.

An ascetic busy looking into his shoulder bagAn ascetic busy looking into his shoulder bagA man cleaning stairs of a stepwellA man cleaning stairs of a stepwellA woman in Jibhi, Himachal showing memories of her life from a photo albumA woman in Jibhi, Himachal showing memories of her life from a photo album

Capturing people in random actions and places, Mohan’s photography is simple yet artistic. “For me, photography is about a story and emotions. Photographs should convey the vision of the one who has captured them. It is really not important that everybody will understand that vision,” explains the photographer, and suggests, “Click your vision, share with world. Don’t wait to travel to some far-flung places for photography. Start where you are.”

A monkey posing with a piece of clothA monkey posing with a piece of clothCycle of a laundry man at Dhobi Ghaat in DelhiCycle of a laundry man at Dhobi Ghaat in DelhiA flock  of ducks queuing up before their daily mealA flock of ducks queuing up before their daily meal

Talking about his style of photography, Mohan reveals that he follows no subject or frame rule. For him, the subject and frame both matter depending upon the kind of photography he is pursuing. “If it’s about street life, then subject matters to me the most but when it comes to capturing landscapes or wildlife, I set the frame first,” says the photographer. When asked about his dream projects, Mohan reveals, “Wildlife fascinates me. I am interested to capture their living pattern, cause of their extinction and the steps we can take to save them. That’s my dream project.”

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