There are people who always witness something and realise that it could have been a stunning frame. And that’s how Ishani always felt – like her eyes were attached to secretive camera somewhere. She is a fashion communication student. First, she is an artist and always will be. She started the art of photography 8 years back with her little Sony digital point and shoot. She was very timid to take her camera out in the public and just start shooting. So, she resorted to closed rooms and the only subject she knew well there was herself.
A process just happens in her mind so fast. First a very random inspiration hits. Next thing for her is to visualise herself cutting that light, or how should the shadows overlay her etc. After that is just a matter of setting up her camera on self-timer. With time she has understood, at which angle her body will look good and where should light fall exactly so the photograph comes out great.
Ishani is not very vocal with words, her portraits are her only source of artistic expression. It’s just the determination in her that drives her.
She is her own inspiration. She looks up to many photographers but she has never tried to recreate anyone’s work or even take inspiration from them. She doesn’t edit much. It’s just a little VSCO here and a little Pixlr there. All phone apps though.
She uses a Canon 600D .Apart from that, she has a 18-55mm lens. Also, she uses Photoshop and Lightroom but only rarely. Mostly she uses VSCO, Pixlr and Filterloop.
Her favourite subject is’ people’. Even when she meets people, she is more attentive to their eyes, hands, how they tuck a strand behind their ear or adjust their spectacles or laugh. She just admires how beautiful a person can be. She is not fussy about locations. She loves plain white walls. What she is fussy about is the light. Photography is all about the light.
“DON’T STOP. If you are trying something, it’s unique. Also, pay attention to details. It’s the details of a photograph, a painting, or anything that can really make it even more beautiful. ”
Words by Harpreet
Images by ©Ishani Das
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