These photos were taken in the streets of Bhopal, my hometown, which has quite a laid-back lifestyle. On a moderately hot day in April 2016,I peeped out of my car. People, lives, things, scenes shifted quickly before me, without giving any notice. In these moments, with the wind gushing through my hair, I came across these men who were simply relaxing, standing in the middle of nowhere as vehicles whizzed past them. Their postures and expressions seemed to place them in the center of the universe. As a photographer, I was keen on capturing the composition and the story in each element these photographs would convey. For me, photography isn’t just a practice; it’s more of an art of storytelling, a channel of communication. Though these photographs are just some shots of street photography with not much technique employed, the story they speak of, fascinates and imparts immense satisfaction.
Aditi Chandra is a junior from Bhopal, India. She is an amateur photographer and her works have been previously published in Textploit, Teen Ink, ArtRefurbish , Cargo Literary, Moledro and Alexandria Quarterly among others . She also serves as the Art Editor at Inklette Magazine and Phosphene Literary Journal. You can find her at aditichandra.wordpress.com.