In the past year, since I started on my photography course in college my confidence in my abilities has just fallen. While the reason could be my sheer incompetence, I tried to delve deeper to understand the reason for my incompetence.
It turned out to be quite clear, I especially dislike street photography that infringes on the privacy of my subjects and unfortunately my teachers seem to believe that it is the most useful/important style, moreover it seemed to be the only style they would accept and appreciate.
So, this semester I decided that enough is enough an it is time that I took matters in my own hands and when we were presented with the challenge of creating a narrative photo feature, I went on to do some thing, at the risk of sounding cliched, different.
I chose the story of ‘The Thirsty Crow’ and through a series of pictures that employ shadow puppetry involving both hands and props, I told the story. To say that I was satisfied would be an understatement. Finally, I employed the craft of photography to create something that I wanted to make and the joy is quite incomparable.