Photography is the tool with which I find peace and flow. Looking through the viewfinder, I am transported to a world away from the constant bombardment of information and notification, one where my attention is undividedly in the present. In our current times, it is this dualistic experience of escape and presence that serve as my antidote to the Covid blues.
For me personally, street photography has allowed me to see the beauty in everyday occurrences and thus maintain an optimistic attitude, despite the challenging circumstances. I wanted to share this with those close to me, with the hopes of brightening their daily routines.
I invited several of my friends on my photo walks throughout the city and asked them to serve as my subjects. I curated scenes where they acted as ‘the anonymous person’ in compositions where I would usually have to wait for a stranger to come across my frame.