COFFEE.KARMA – Gursimran Basra.
A photograph is conceived when all the forces of nature unite, places, people, emotions and light.
Meet Gursimran Singh Basra. We are glad that this humble being accepted to become our guest photographer for over the weeks to come. Bringing to you insights from the world he cherishes the most, the streets of Delhi in a different light. So check out the magazine every Sunday if you wish to blown away by fact that the hustle-bustle, chaos you live in is actually pretty. The fact that I like the most is that despite being working Mondays to Fridays in a “oh so corporate world” that I’m yet to witness he manages or rather actually enjoys the excursion walks in the same city every Saturdays and Sundays. This what makes photographers different from every person holding a DSLR. Yes their picture speaks a thousand words only you need a keen hear.
In conversation with Gursimran:
What do you think makes a memorable photograph?
Memorable photograph for me is something that defines a moment of life in it. How real that moment is captured and how well is that photograph speaking makes a memorable photograph.
How does black and white vs. colour play into your work? Do you find them to be totally separate beasts – or complementary?
Black and white vs coloured photographs have their own charm. There are times when you see a coloured photograph, there is a feeling that a complimentary black and white for the same will stand out at par. It depends on the subject of photograph and the way it is conceived
What motivates you to continue taking pictures economically, politically, intellectually or emotionally?
Emotionally, I’m habituated of taking pictures. It’s been a part of my life now to see people in everyday life, going to the streets, watching them preparing food, watching them talking and many more things. Their life, seeing people live in what so ever they have motivates me a lot.
What gear/technology/equipment do you use?
I have a canon EOS 1200 D since June 2015. Earlier I use to click with my phone Moto G 2nd gen.
Exactly what it is you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that?
I want my pictures to speak about everyday moments. I want that when people go scroll down my feed they should pause, stumble upon any of the clicks and smile to them. I want them to be like “holy crap I’ve been there, I’ve been here and it’s stunning”. I want them to savor that moment of realization. That feeling of spreading the smile is what makes me happy and motivates me to go on.
– Sakshi Agarwal.