Seeking Metaphysical

My father is a painter. From my childhood, I have grown up watching various genres of paintings. Hence I got interested in the formlessness in painting. Later when I grew up my interest shifted from paintings towards the medium of photography. But the factor of formlessness getting expressed through a visual medium interested me even more. With this growing interest my the journey began with a camera.

The work I have created here is a set of photographs I have taken over the last two years in connection to the subtleness of street values. Values I am saying because for me the medium of photography is more of a metaphysical journey in the physical world questioning reality and forms again and again. And street because instinctive upliftment is a unique form of exercise which is very important for creating an eye for seeing. For me, street photography is an exercise of creating the ‘Eye’ for seeing beyond what reality has to offer us.


Neel Bhattacharya is an independent photographer based in Kolkata. He is currently pursuing Mass Communication and Journalism Honours from St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling, West Bengal. He’s interested in Vedas and Upanishads and hence tries to question reality using the visual medium of photography and Indian classical music. His work has been published in various platforms like Ei Shomoy & Creative Magazine; apart from this, he has also exhibited in Academy Of Fine Arts, Kolkata.

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