I put a lot of effort into planning every single photograph especially for my series in Black and White that I take up as Personal Projects. This is the series of Black and White Photographs which has been shot in my own town, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Shimla, which was settled by the British in the foothills of the Himalayas. It became the summer capital of British India in 1864, also the Headquarters of the British army in India. A Town that has a romance of its own. To a creative eye, it offers a lot, especially for Photographers.
Shimla holds a great interest because of its landscapes and lifestyle, also for its significant World heritage monuments, but to me, it holds an essence that is much deeper than its landscapes and rich structural heritage. To me, every little place narrates a surreal story, some strange nostalgia and I see the atmosphere it creates. It is a great setup for creating moody and mysterious Photo-Stories.
About Chanda Mathur
My Name is Chanda Mathur. I have been actively involved in creative things since my childhood days but all of my creative interests took a back seat when I got into the rat race of corporate jobs, very soon, I realized that despite those lucrative jobs of holding the Admirative profiles in multi-national companies I was never satisfied in that monotony of time-bound jobs. The things that gave me internal satisfaction have always been something to do with creativity and Art.
It was almost 10 years back that I took my first step towards the Art of Photography. There was a phase in my life which made me very low and some series of incidents kept occurring which affected me in a very bad way also made me quit my job, my health went from bad to worse and there was a huge void in my life, I engrossed myself completely into photography which took care of my inner state.
This was the newly developed interest that was keeping me mentally occupied and uplifted my spirits, I became obsessed with it, forced myself to take walks in search of having good photographs, started interacting with strangers for getting good portraits, this became an everyday routine for me, I came to a state where I was only doing photography.
I started with my small digicam and always got appreciated for my work. Soon I was gifted a DSLR by my mother, it was too early that I started getting appreciated for my work. My interest became stronger and I started spending more time in creating photographs by learning the art all on my own, my work was Published in some International Magazines and some reputed Online Galleries as well. I soon started getting offers for Photography Projects from various Reputed organizations and then there was no looking back. I got more and more passionate about this Art.
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