In the vibrant city of Jaipur, amidst its rich cultural tapestry, a visionary artist harnesses the colorful energy to etch precious moments in time through her lens. Sana Chowdhary, a seasoned portrait and wedding photographer, captures the essence of human emotions and cultural vibrancy with a touch of dreamy realism. With a genuine smile and a keen eye, she navigates the dynamic realms of wedding and portrait photography, becoming a silent participant in the joyous moments she encapsulates. In this heartfelt conversation, Sana shares her journey, insights, and the luminous path ahead.
Retro Kolkata : Sana, you've beautifully captured human emotion and culture through your portrait and wedding photography. Could you share with us how your journey began in this field?
Sana : Thank you for your kind words. I’ve always been an observer and a creative person. From an early age, I found joy in observing people and their expressions. This innate curiosity led me to pick up a camera and start capturing those fleeting moments that make us human. I used to click pictures earlier in school with my Sony phone and then with a Sony digicam, it was later in life when I got sick and realisations were made about what’s important in life and what I want to pursue thereafter, that I took the call to pursue photography as a career.
Retro Kolkata : Your photographs have a distinct artistic style and feel. How did you cultivate your unique approach to photography, and how would you describe it?
Sana : I’ve been told my pictures feel dreamy and sublime, I think that’s the best way to describe my style. You just let your natural instinct and creative eye guide you and after lots of trials and errors you’ll discover your own unique style.
Retro Kolkata : Weddings are such personal, emotional events. How do you navigate the fine line between being an observer and a participant in these moments to capture the perfect shots?
Sana : My style of capturing weddings is being discreet and to let the moment happen naturally and capture it from the sidelines. I joke about channelling Mr. India during weddings so I can capture natural emotions on peoples faces. Also, being a highly observant person and an introvert has helped me tremendously in always being alert to what’s happening around me.