Hall of Fame
The Misty Affair
Travel Documentary 26th October, 2016

I remember when I started photography, it was on a trek to Annapurna Base Camp, and how I got mesmerized with the beauty of the Himalayas and wanted to freeze the moments of the trip. The rays of sun on the snowcapped mountains were breathtaking and I wanted to bring them back home with me. For the first time I realized that I loved to freeze moments with my camera. Coming back to the jungle of concrete, I kept yearning for those serene places so that I can click more. After a period I realized that I have actually fallen for the art of photography and I need to click more often to satisfy my hunger. But where would I get sky scaling peaks wearing silver lining or green wood that will sooth my soul. But I wanted to click. So I thought of shifting my attention on what I have around me and find frames there. That is how I eventually turned towards photographing people, documenting life. All my shots, essentially, had a human connect in it. But then, change is life; and I love to shoot life. So, I kept exploring different styles; trying to learn from all the great photographers of our times. Our seniors, as well as contemporaries, have always inspired me with their outstanding works. I tried to incorporate and practice newer styles. That is how I landed up with this series on Mist. I was travelling to the southern part of India to enjoy a vacation with my family. The places I visited, especially in Thekkady, Munnar and Kodaikanal, I found awesome mornings that wore the blanket of fog. After many days the traveler inside me woke up and I took some photos changing my track again. After a long time, I talked to the nature through my camera. The mist has its own story to tell. I tried to freeze those tales and bring back the dew drops to my city.

About Photographer

Joydeep Mukherjee
Joydeep Mukherjee

I stepped into this arena only in 2003 during a trek to the Annapurna Base Camp – Nepal. From then on, this passion became an integral part of my life. I believe that an artist's work must be good consistently to be considered as an art. I do not practice this form of art just for the sake of aesthetics but for a cause. I take each shot to make sense, bear sense and hit the sensible viewers. I attempt to portray the moment that would tell a story of the time, to the time to come. I try to take photographs that can be used to narrate a story, and thus have more to it than just being a work of art.