A window to the world...

A window to the world...

A window to the world...

Photography happened to him accidently but he doesn’t regret it one bit. Before getting into the field, Sindhur Reddy was in retail management. According to him, photography is seeing things in one’s own way; it’s a way to tell a story. “After almost five years in retail management, I decided to take a break and started travelling. Slowly, I began capturing these moments and that’s when it clicked that photography is something I want to do,” he says.

Since wandering down this new and creative route, he has also worked on documentaries and commercials. He says, “It (photography) started as a hobby, but slowly, after I learnt the technicalities, I made a living out of it.” His forte is travel photography and he enjoys capturing different cultures, people and their lives. Apart from this, he is also passionate about fashion photography. With Bharat Sikka as his inspiration, he adds, “I love his works; the mood and composition of his photographs are something I don’t see often.”

He works on keeping the feel and look of the photographs natural, especially when it’s a picture of places and people. However, when it comes to perspective, he says that it is often an imaginary feel attached to the picture.

  “I love to travel and capture moments, especially during monsoons, when the photographs take on a different feel altogether. You can see the shades of green, the calm of the mist, mystic dark clouds, people with umbrellas; the rain that brings bliss in each picture,” explains Sindhur. He uses Canon 35mm and 50mm lenses to capture his shots.

He says that it is curiosity that makes him take up different roles. From an operational manager to a photographer, he has explored many fields and takes something from every experience. But he declares that it is only photography, an “involuntary love”, that has left a lasting impression on him because of his interest in films.

Recalling his most difficult shot, he says, “It was when I was covering the procession of the ‘naga babas’ during ‘Kumbh Mela’. I didn’t know where to place myself and take pictures. It was a great experience but a challenging one.”

   Another challenge he faces (more frequently) is to keep the art of photography alive while working towards making this passion a tool for survival.

In the long run he wants to continue his travels across the country and tell more stories.
   “I have explored almost all of Kerala, Kashmir, Nagaland and Tamil Nadu. I have also gone on road trips to Leh. In the coming months, I want to go to the western part of India. Hopefully, I will find more interesting stories of a region’s culture and practices to share with the world.”