Meet Bhumika B, an artist. who always had an interest in art, and knew from the start that she was here for a purpose.
Inspiro India: Tell us something about yourself and how did you get started creating?
– Hello! I’m Bhumika B, an artist. I have always been interested in art, and I knew that I was here for a purpose. What triggered my interest in photography was emotion: when I first started taking photographs about six years ago – it was always about others and not me. It was after a year in photography, when I realised that it was not about what other thought of me or my work, but more about how I felt and what I wanted to show without necessarily being judged.
Inspiro India: Did you face any kind of problems while pursuing this field? How satisfied do you feel after working in this field?
– When I started, it was very difficult. I was 19, and there weren’t many young photographers, especially female photographers. People thought I wouldn’t go anywhere with my work. Now things have changed drastically, which is so good. There are so many young and talented photographers; photography is a tough business to be in and you have to be different if you want to stand out.
Also, i get bored very easily, if I was satisfied with photography, I wouldn’t be doing it; this is one thing that has always pushed me outside my comfort zone.
Inspiro India: What does photography mean to you? And your favourite series till date?
– To me it’s not just about photography, it’s about art in general to being extremely vulnerable, because the more you do that, the more connected you feel with art and yourself.
Favourite series? Let’s just say, I am trying to create my own wonderland, full of secrets. A different chapter, a different layer. But, I love colourful and happy things as well, because sometimes secrets hide there too.
Inspiro India: If not this, What would have Bhumika Bhatia been doing?
– Riding the waves all day.
Inspiro India: What kind of Camera Gear and Equipments do you use when shoot when working in field?
– Usually a 5D Mark 3 and my 50mm. I sometimes bring my grandfather’s film camera too.
Inspiro India: How would you describe your photographic style and how it has developed over the years?
– I love dark things, they make me ache. I love things that create echoes. When you try to focus on what you can’t see, that’s when it all happens. Those ‘in between’ moments where everything moves in slow motion. It’s all about observing and extracting the beautiful things out of the rest.
Over the years, my style has become more clean and expressive. It’s an ongoing process.
Inspiro India: Can you please explain the process of creating great portraits? and What is your favourite studio set-up? What kind of light you prefer Natural Light or Studio Lighting? And What about Post- Processing a picture?
– Find a good subject to portray your work. It’s so important, please be extremely picky about who you choose. I am a sucker for natural light, so if you’re just starting out try shooting early morning or around sunset, perfect light in my opinion and you get to experiment a lot!
Inspiro India: What did you want to become as a child? What dream is still on your bucket list?
– So many things – Astronaut, surfer, Archaeologist to name a few, Out of which I’ve already crossed one of them; I love riding the waves- so you can take a guess.
Inspiro India: What advice would the artist inside you like to pass on to our readers?
– Shoot, shoot and shoot! The more you do it, the better you’ll get. Also, please believe in your dreams, people will criticise you, learn how to differentiate between good criticism and bad criticism. Never let them break your passion! You are special. If you don’t stand up for what you believe in, who will?
There is a quote by Joel Osteen, which says,
“If YOU want to know what you’re going to be like in five years, listen to the words YOU are saying about yourself today.”
Check out his full feature in April’16 Edition of Inspiro India Magazine issue#27 – Download Free.