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Filmy Reality

Kolkata, India - July 2016
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Filmy Reality, photo essay by Subhajit Naskar

In India movies not only represents a mere art form it constitutes a virtually alternative lifestyle. Film posters have always fascinated me with their surreal like imagery. In a third world country like India the presence of these illustrations in the streets certainly adds multiple dimensions to art form and also to the society. In a multilingual country the existence of different film industries only tribes those dimensions further.

With more than 2 million people of the country living in the streets makes me question my romantic aspirations. I was born and brought up in Kolkata and naturally fell in love with city. But that’s the thing with love you can’t undo your felling even when you despair some certain aspects of it. The people abiding most of their daily regime in the streets go on to make a special bond with film posters.

I started this project with a simple vision to capture the contrast between the film posters that dominate the streets with its all radiant glory and between those who live on the street. The disparity among that of motion picture romanticism and that of grinding truth inspired me to capture my idea of a “Filmy Reality”

(by Subhajit Naskar)

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Subhajit Naskar
the authorSubhajit Naskar
(1992), I’m a Kolkata Based Freelance Photographer and blogger. I love to capture every little emotion through my lens. The ever flowing stream of human emotions have had always moved me from inside. For me, raw emotions are much alluring than any other power or construct. I believe that every frame is not just a painting; it always conveys a story- Stories of emotions. I completed my graduation from Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University and then I tried to build my career in Pharmaceutical Corporate Sector. Soon I realized that it was not my cup of Tea and from the year 2016 I stepped into the world of Photography. For me Photography is not only a hobby or Passion, It’s a part of Politics… Its Mirror of Human life and their Emotions.

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