Every project, every chapter changes with time. It grows, evolves, matures and sometimes even transforms itself and takes on a completely new route. Or sometimes, there are these side roads that the work takes us towards, smaller doors and windows that open, in our visual architecture.
Over the past two and half years, Roznaama has been a visual notemaking of the softer, more subtle moments that have occurred around me. Since this has come about in the years my daughter is growing up, these delicate documentations of routine have seen certain subjects show themselves in different ways, with time. Over the past few months, I have started seeing a lot of potential frames with dolls, almost like a sub-project that has been born out of the bigger picture. That is what my musings with the cameraphone have been all about. To be open to all that I see, to allow things to happen, and to discover new paths and new projects, if need be.
This article originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of Better Photography.
About Amit Mehra
Constantly balancing the worlds of commercial and documentary photography, Amit describes himself saying, “I’m like an octopus who likes to deal with different things at the same time. You can call me a schizophrenic photographer.” The moments in this monthly diary are excerpts from his ongoing work titled ‘Roznaama’.