One always learns from people around, especially those who have made a mark in that domain. For a photographer, it’s always interesting to know about other successful photographers, and hear their unique stories on how they got into photography. Inspiration Corner is going to be such a series, covering photographers who we all can get inspired from.
Today, we have Srikanta H U, who’s based in India and is a recognized travel photographer. His photographs are highly appreciated on getty while his friends use them to decorate their houses.
How and when did you start photography?
I spent my childhood in a small town in India, where there was no access to television and I had to find ways for entertainment. I used to see photographs in magazines and always wondered how were they done. Music and pictures fascinated me since childhood. I was introduced to Black & White photography in my college and I used to admire works of great photographers like Richard Avedon and Henri Cartier Bresson. I also used to follow National Geography photographers through books and learnt from their works.
What all social platforms are you active on?
Photography centric social platforms provide a great channel to learn from other photographers, and that helps me a lot. I generally share my photos through Flickr and 500px.
What kind of photography do you enjoy the most?
I love ‘People’ and ‘Nature’ photography as they both have so much to offer. I use my eyes, mind, heart and feet (not always in the same order) and try to capture the interesting elements, which we generally miss.
How did you like the Siftr experience?
I love it! Siftr focuses on photography unlike other portfolio websites where your photographs are small thumbnails surrounded by a lot of other content - informational, advertisements, navigation buttons, etc.
Siftr puts my photography artwork to the center-stage. If a user is interested in reading more about the photos or the photographer, all the information is available — it’s just that it’s not in your face.
Best wishes to Srikanta, from the entire Siftr team.