Being acutely observant and taking an alternative view of the “reality” presented by the media is an inherent part of Bangalore, India based photographer Mahesh Shantaram’s work.
Mahesh studied computer electronics and went “on to offset the error with a diploma in photography from Paris”, as he jokingly mentions on his website. After his photography course, he moved back to Bangalore in 2006 and started off his career as a wedding photographer. While shooting many weddings in different parts of the country over six years, he developed an interesting personal project titled ‘Matrimania’ which looked into various unusual facets and socio-economic implications of a wedding in India. He followed this with a political project ‘Last Days of Manmohan’. His most recent project ‘The African Portraits’ about racism in India has been highly acclaimed. Read more: http://thefloatingmagazine.com/people-mahesh-shantaram/
#photography #photojournalism #art #contemporaryart #artist #photographer #journalism #interview #creativity