A lot of my work speaks about the themes of identity and belonging. I am very interested in how a person’s identity is shaped both from within and without and how people define themselves. What makes you who you are? What outside forces have an influence on how you present yourself? Is there such a thing as the one identity of a person or don’t we all contain several personas? I think these are some of driving questions behind my practice.
Right now I am specifically interested in the role of women in the Indian film industry and how that comes back to larger, universal question for instance regarding power balance, self-empowerment, etc.
I use photography as means of understanding things better. Photography is a real door-opener and it allows you to get to places and stories you would otherwise have no access to. It also enables you to formulate your own thoughts and ideas around an issue and can sever as a conversation-starter, as a tool for communication.
I always work project based and really enjoy the intensity of diving deep into a topic, traveling and exploring until I feel have experienced enough to form and express my own opinion on it.