One day, I was walking down the busy streets of Bombay when I realised as a Photographer, I like to perceive the world differently than most people, they’re just going through busy lives, working the grind, following the herd etc. Unaware of the choice we all have at every given moment that passes us by to stop, pause and focus on the breath.
About a year ago, traveling by train to work was the worst part of my day, yet when I experienced it through the lens of my camera, it didn’t bother me at all. I realised that I have the ability to blur out the unnecessary noise and chatter of our daily lives and just focus on the moment at hand. I started to find meaning in the littlest of things and felt peace within the chaos.
Through the lens, I learned to stop moving at the pace that everybody else is going on, to stop, breathe and focus on the moment presented to me, not the next and not the previous. Capturing emotions wasn’t always my goal as a photographer but over the years I’ve realised the meaning behind them, each emotion is as important as the next.