Second week of Tuesday is Talent Day! and I’m loving it!
My Talent for this week is Arun B George for Photography. He is a student from one of the most creative combinations, B.Voc (Bachelor in Vocation) which is basically media studies. And how he got into the course was a hurdle he never thought he would leap through.
He’s always loved travelling and his love for photography all started with his hobby of capturing moments. This is what he says about what photography means to him:
It all started from a hobby of capturing moments. Some say Photography is an art. Some say its about conveying a story. Some others say its a visual expressing itself.Not that I deny the above said statements; but for me its about viewing the world through that little viewfinder. My love affair with life.
I’m not saying I’m a great photographer. I’m not even close. But I would never stop doing it until I die. One of my death wishes would be holding my camera while I’m in the coffin.
When asked if he had any inspiration, he opens up about the day of his self-realization:
I don’t have any inspiration in particular. I’ve always enjoyed this as a hobby and eventually I came to this self-realisation mode when I questioned myself,”What the hell are you doing in life? You love doing this and you’ve always wanted to travel. Why not become a travel photo-journalist?”
But things didn’t go the way I expected them to. I was held back for various reasons; mainly because I didn’t make that much of an effort in convincing my parents.And I ended up in an engineering college like many of my friends. I moved on with life until I came to a crucial saturation point. I had enough of pushing too hard and finally I gave up and opened up to my parents. If it wasn’t for my friend, Smriti who always stood by me, I wouldn’t have dropped out and joined media studies.