In this “Exclusive Interview” section, today we have the opportunity to talk with Tamal Debnath, as his photograph was winner of Photo of the Month – 24th Month, 3rd Place. Let’s discover more about him, and his forays into photography in the following interview with him.
Tamal Debnath: Yea! It feels great and exciting getting the third place in the Photo of The Month segment in such a prestigious platform like Light and Composition of international repute. It gives me something extra boost to do better in future. Thanks L&C team for such honor.
Tamal: The photograph Vivacity is very special to me and obviously close to my heart. It was a wintry afternoon. I visited the bank of a local river. There I found these little children had been jumping into the river from a deserted boat. The water of the river was extremely cold. I wondered to see the wild spirit of these young ones. I approached towards them and clicked few shots to capture their madness. This photograph reminds me their vivacity and joyous spirit diverting all the difficulties of life.
Tamal: I would like to thank those who voted for my photos. Without their love and blessings it could not be possible. I feel proud not only for my photos but also for those who appreciate my work. This photographic journey is very exciting for me. I learned a lot from others’.
Tamal: Like other states of India, West Bengal has its individuality. One could get the true essence of rural life here. People engage with various occupations that always attract the attention of photographers. Especially the tribe community and their culture in west Bengal is extra ordinary. It is also famous for its Mountain region, The Singalila Mountain Chain is quite unique, and who can forget the view of Kanchenjanga from the Tiger Hill (Darjeeling), or from Sandakfu. Not but the least, the vast jungle area and the wildlife over there is quite fascinating too. In one word its a dream land for Photography.
L&C: We see so many different genres of photography in your portfolio. Do you like a particular genre of photography?
Tamal: I like photographing the wildlife. It is like a dream for me. Though it is obviously my future plan. Besides it I like to take photos what I like to click.
Tamal: Yes Visualization is very essential. I did not understand this key note earlier. Now as I approached to take a photo of some object, I first try to visualize the picture of it in my mind regarding framing, timing
and composition. It really works and helps me to take a better photo.
L&C: Tamal, have you ever exhibited your work? If so, then tell us about your first exhibiting experience.
Tamal: No. I have not exhibited my works till now.
Tamal: I live in a very small place where most of the people struggle for their bread and butter. Rest of all have little interest in photography. So a photographic club in my area is just like a castle in the air. But the conception is changing with the passes of time. Bit by bit people of various ages are showing their interest in photography. It is something really sensational. Hope we will be able to form a photographic club in near future in our area .
Tamal: Be positive and confident.Follow the works of others’. Don’t imitate or copy. Try to discuss the various aspects of photography with your photographic friends. Click whatever you like around you.
L&C: Thank you, Tamal, for sharing your feelings and experiences with us.
Tamal: Thanks Light and Composition Team.