Ajeesh Puthiyadath as FramesofAJ on Instagram, is a budding street photographer from India working in Qatar as an IT professional.
We often see things, but we don’t really capture what is beyond it. In some cases, there are people who are artistic and are able to see what others cannot visualize. Each one of us has different talent which can be expressed and processed differently. Something we see can have an entirely different meaning to someone else; something simple in one eye, can be perceived with a whole new definition, dimension, and a potentially new discovery by an artist.
As a photographer, my view of the world can be skewed towards looking at everyday objects as potential art, but it wasn’t always like that. I started my photography at the end of my college days. My best friends were wedding photographers and I used to travel with them during my vacations. And these travel experiences changed my life and perspective of watching nature and life. I started taking pictures from their cameras and they found that I have some good skills and they encouraged me. Social media encouraged me to take more and more pictures with their supportive comments.
Once I reached Qatar with my job, I got some good mentors who can help and support me through photo walks and Photography. Each week I strive to get constructive criticism and the best photo of the week. Every day we were taught about different principles of photography; for me it wasn’t a hassle to learn it; it was more of an excitement, a new adventure. As I became more fascinated in photography, I recognized my passion for this. The need to take photographs was captivating; it was not for recognition, but a way to escape from my unpleasant feelings. Photography is the only way of expressing myself. Excitement rushed through my veins as the mentor would announce my name for the best photo of the week; an unforgettable feeling that would fulfill my ambition and made me feel virtuoso. By end of first year, I felt transformation, a transformation of a passion to obsession. Even an ordinary and regular things in my life suddenly became a new world, a spellbinding sensation that would make me understand the other meaning of life.
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