Some scenes reciprocate a state of mind. These scenes could be of a very mundane place or maybe grand view of Himalaya. But, not necessarily all grand views resonate a mind. In this series of black & white images, I have tried to photograph natural places, with little known and unrecognized places, with people and without people, which somehow resonate my state of mind and heart. With these images, I have tried to find a gate through which I can go further, beyond the scene into another wonderland where I can talk with myself in a deeper level, play with the silence, with my past, with all unresolved misery, and roam around with my another self. For me, images are not just to look at, but a way of life that awaken my senses, and give some sort of comfort when it resonate with my state of being, heart and soul.
Images are taken over the period of 2012 to 2015. And I will continue working on this series with more compelling and penetrative images on this theme. Thank you.
About Sudarshan Mondal
Sudarshan Mondal is passionate about image making and its creative process. His selection of subjects and approach varies based on the work and project theme he is up to and in this pursuit he works on people on streets, landscapes, nature, travel, also with abstract, equally both in color and black & white, in his personalized form. He is now more focused on short and long term non-journalistic project works, mostly personal in nature. Through his photographic endeavor, he tries to establish a sense of time, search for social theories, look outside world in a different perspective, and sometimes, very personal in nature reflecting his own state of mind.
From his early days of learning basics camera technicalities, color theories and management, processing raw files in Photoshop or Lightroom, to a trip photographing fashion in Miami, tracing fall colors in New Hampshire, driving in the mountain roads of Smoky or Yellowstone, shooting bikini babes in Puerto Rico or streets in New York City, his quest for new experience compelled him to continually evolve his thought process, while reminding him the importance of carrying a camera with humor, compassion and curiosity.
He was born and grew up in a village of West Bengal, and then he graduated in electrical engineering, and now works as a senior business analyst in a multinational software firm. And at the same time, he is fortunate enough to spend a good extent of time on his personal photo projects, traveling, and collaborating with fellow photographers. He has been privileged to work and live in cities like Kolkata, London, Dallas, and New York City, and acquainted with many people of different cultures and nationalities. He currently lives in Kolkata with family.
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