by Ved Murarka
An important aspect of photography involves capturing important moments and making memories so we can look back on them later. While this is mostly true, I find that in my own work I want to focus on those moments which might otherwise go unnoticed. Be it street photography, where I capture people candidly going about their day, or documenting life’s more intimate moments in my house or college accommodation, I like to underscore those unexpected glimpses of life that lie within the mundane.
At the same time, this series is also about how we all see the same things and same spaces quite differently from one another. While I see only a man looking out from his balcony, somebody else envisions him standing in a line of frogs. So this collaboration between me and my friends combines our different perspectives to tell a whole new story.
Ved Murarka is a creative/an artist born and raised in Kolkata, India. He is now a sophomore at the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India pursuing a BFA in Film. His work primarily consists of monochrome street photography and occasional forays into videography and filmmaking.