An Exclusive Interview with Priyatosh Dey

Priyatosh Dey is a doctor by profession, photographer by passion. Photography is his childhood hobby. However, he took it seriously for the last 5-6 years. Though he gets very little time, but he is passionate to travel, and take photographs.

In this “Exclusive Interview” section, today we have the opportunity to talk with Priyatosh Dey, as his photograph was winner of Photo of the Month – 25th Month, 3nd Place. Let’s discover more about Priyatosh Dey, and his forays into photography in the following interview with him.

An Exclusive Interview with Priyatosh Dey

Light & Composition: Hello, Priyatosh Dey. How does it feel being selected as the winner of Photo of the Month, 3rd Place?

Priyatosh Dey: It is always a feel good moments to get an appreciation from prestigious magazine like Light & Composition, and I’m very happy for the 3rd place in photo of the month contest. When I saw the other’s photographs, I was really felt lucky. It’s like an inspiration for me to take better photograph, to make myself worthy for this award.

L&C: Your photographs, “Way to Home”, was selected as Photo of the Month, is a beautiful artistic photographs with artistic perspective, correct lighting, and very well presented. Overall, they are great composition! Tell us more about your experience of taking these two photographs.

Priyatosh: This photo was taken near the Raidhak riverside, in a glowing evening. I was there to capture the setting sun, but after so many takes I did not find the suitable one with a different perspective. Then suddenly I saw a guy with cycle coming quietly, on the way to his home. I left the road, got down, and clicked, just like I was looking for.

Way to Home, by Priyatosh Dey

Way to Home, by Priyatosh Dey

L&C: Besides this winning photograph, many people liked and voted for other photographs of yours in the Photo of the Month contest. You must be proud. How do you see your journey to the world of photography so far?

Priyatosh: Yes, I would like to give thanks to all of you who liked my picture, and view my pictures let them to
think for the content, may be for the moment also. It was always fascinating for anyone whose creativity appreciated by other artist. My journey for photography wasn’t so easy, as my profession demands a lot of time. I start clicking from childhood after took it from my friend but took it seriously for about 5-6 years. I have some friends who shared the common hobby, photography. Those friend helped me lot to improve my work, they criticize my pictures to make them better one. And also many photographic sites including Light & Composition enriched me with wonderful photo, discussion, highly fascinating. Earlier I believed that photography was liked just click and share, but after getting deep into this field I do believe I only learnt very little thing like a glass of water from the sea.

L&C: As we know, you are originally from West Bengal, which has its own rich diverse cultural and artistic heritage. Do you think depicting life in West Bengal portrays a different essence? How much does that influence your work?

Priyatosh: The jungles, hills and the serene beauty of undulating tea garden, from the low lying agricultural field to the high altitude mountain, like famous kanchanjangha, sandakfu, one can find beauty in everywhere. There are innumerable numbers of flora and fauna all around, which are also very attractive for all nature loving people. Demographically diverse population engages with various occupations that always attract the attention of photographers. The biodiversity is unmatched anywhere. West Bengal has its uniqueness. Sometimes I felt really lucky to grow up in this beautiful place, with beautiful people. This beauty may be the cause of transformation of a childhood time pass to a serious one.

L&C: We see so many different genres of photography in your portfolio. Do you like a particular genre of photography?
Priyatosh: Actually I like to take every kind of picture which has its own beauty, especially those pictures that are masked in daily life but when showcased as pictures, they draw the attention of everybody.

L&C: One of the keys to any style of photography is visualization. Please tell us how you started this process and what you did afterwards.
Priyatosh: First of all one must see plenty of pictures to improve the visualisation. I also started the same way, taking haphazard pictures, and then processing them in a bizarre way. But after few years, the picture that once I thought is a very good one seemed ordinary. Likewise today’s good pictures may not be very good in future, as the taste is changes & one has learnt the art of photography a bit more. It really worked for me to take better photos.

L&C: Priyatosh, have you ever exhibited your work? If so, then tell us about your first exhibiting experience.
Priyatosh: No, the time has not come yet; wish one day I would get the chance to exhibit my work.

L&C: Are you involved with any photography organizations? How does this help you in your photography?
Priyatosh: No, I’m not attached with any organization yet. I wish to make our very own photographic club with my fellow photographer friends in Cooch Behar.
L&C: What advice would you give our readers who want to take part in the journey around the world with Photo of the Day?
Priyatosh:Don’t expect each photograph to get awarded. Love your hobby. One must know his/her camera very well. Do some study, and see large numbers of photographs daily around the world. Criticize your own work with your positive fellows. Be optimistic and happy clicking.

L&C: Thank you, Priyatosh, for sharing your feelings and experiences with us.
Priyatosh: Thanks Light and Composition Team.

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