In this “Exclusive Interview” section, today we have the opportunity to talk with Nirupam Roy, 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.
Nirupam Roy: It’s really fascinating to me. Thanks Light and Composition to provide me your precious platform. I think of myself as a learner of this vast field. So many experienced and unique photographers are here, from whom I got the inspiration. It seems to me that I have given the privilege considering the award though the opportunity also support and pump up my enthusiasm and ongoing expectation. Undoubtedly this will help me in my perfection.
Nirupam: Infect I was about to do some macro works. It was in front of this classroom in Kendriya Navodaya Vidyalaya.
It was the break time and as usual they were doing some naughty things which attract me. I stopped my macro work and shifted my lens to them. It was very tough to handle those little ones because they were on top of the building and I took their photos according to their wish.
Nirupam: Obviously proud, here I could capture the precious attention of the knowledgeable persons. It definitely will encourage me to walk with lot of confidence.
Nirupam: It is true that Coochbehar’s artistic and colorful heritage involves every photographer to make photography with fragrance. The land is decorated with hills and rivers, so landscape is very common, but what is more important is its inhabitants, and their way of life. Yes, now-a-days I am very much interested in that to make my project on the culture and the way of life of the heritage folk.
L&C: We see so many different genres of photography in your portfolio. Do you like a particular genre of photography?
Nirupam: Well, I want to unfold the untold story of the colorful society, my lens is ready now for the candid and portrait without edit or manipulation. Arranged photography is not likable. It becomes a challenge to me and for that I am trying to make a group to make it possible.
Nirupam: To me first of all it is necessary to visit the location, the light, the people, the culture, to make it easy to target the camera because everyone is shaky in front of the camera. To get perfection on my target, it is very important not to stir the place. I believe it is essential to give them confidence about me and my equipments. It is also necessary to cope yourself with the place.
L&C: Nirupam, have you ever exhibited your work? If so, then tell us about your first exhibiting experience.
Nirupam: No, till not now, but hope to do in recent future.
Nirupam: I am from very small town where people have not much aware about photography. We are trying to build a photography club, let’s see what can be done in future. Hope it will expand the work for our ancestors.
Nirupam: Believe in your photography, skill, and confidence. Patience is the key. Watching of other’s great works and sharing thoughts will certainly improve the skill of the art. I don’t like to copy the thoughts of others but try to create new concept out of it. It is also a hand-eye contact game. Flash the thing as early as possible.
L&C: Thank you, Nirupam, for sharing your feelings and experiences with us.
Nirupam: Thank you Light and Composition to give me the opportunity.