Our students signed up to a photo walk led by Vikram Kushwah, with the assignment of ‘Self Portraiture and the Cityscape’. In other words, each student was expected to take self portraits but their primary subject was the cityscape or urban landscape.
They had to capture life in a city (streets, cafes, buildings) while including themselves in the pictures in the form of reflections on windows, mirrors, water or any other reflective surfaces – no selfie sticks or self timers of course.
This session was inspired by the works of posthumously famous American photographer Vivian Maier, who spent decades capturing very interesting urban scenes in America and Europe. The peculiar thing about her work was that she had a ghost like presence in a lot of them.
She is often compared to the magical Mary Poppins!