Eye of the beholder

November 02, 2018  •  12 Comments

A beholder is an observer: someone who gains awareness of things through the senses, especially sight. A common saying is "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" - Beauty doesn't exist on its own but is created by observers. The person who is observing gets to decide what is beautiful. A beholder sees and experiences things, and becomes aware of them. Different beholders might take in different aspects of the same event. However, it's always the person who craves for something determines much about it's importance.

To be a beholder, primarily we need to pay attention. As a street photographer I believe I'm a beholder -just a keen observer. I love to see the small drama of everyday life as it is staged on the streets. Common people are my heroes and heroines who play themselves in this drama. 

This series is all about those beholders whom I met while walking through the streets. I feel I'm strongly connected with them at an emotional/psychological level. Being a beholder I see the world through their eyes - I see myself in them. And whenever I photograph them, the image becomes my self portrait.

 


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Sashi Das(non-registered)
Love all of them
Zahir Abbas(non-registered)
Lovely. You watching others watching
Arindam Thokder(non-registered)
Loved it
Sreeranj Sreedhar(non-registered)
Fab shots my friend..
Indrajit Khambe(non-registered)
Fabulous work. Really love your command on street. You have sequenced images well too.
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