Retro Kolkata : First of all Heartiest congratulations for your selection in Retro Kolkata Magazine Green Edition. Please introduce yourself. Tell us about your background.
Indrajit : I am Indrajit Kundu, 21 years old, I had just completed my graduation in journalism from Delhi University, currently I am working as a sub editor in the statesman newspaper.
Retro Kolkata : How important is photography to you? How did you start photography?
Indrajit : I started clicking pictures with my smartphone, slowly slowly I started getting appreciated and I also loved the photography so much that I started finding something new in every photograph. Photography is very important to me because it gives me the peace of mind and whenever I am with my camera i just get drown into it more and more.
Retro Kolkata : What motivates and inspires you as a photographer?
Indrajit : I was inspired by the camera of my friend in school and then i got inspired from the great photojournalists, and street photographers.
Retro Kolkata : Which genre of photography do you like and What inspires you? Which masters of photography have inspired you in your photographic work?
Indrajit : I like street , documentaries and wildlife photography. I gets inspired by the pictures which are meaning full and are meant to tell story and experimental photography is the best to innovate to something new. I get soo much inspired by my Mr Raghu rai sir and a star photojournalist Ravi Chaudhary sir.
Retro Kolkata : What type of camera, lenses and lighting equipment do you use?
Indrajit : I use canon 80d with 18-135mm lens and a 40mm lens.
Retro Kolkata : What subjects inspire you and prompt you to look for the shot?
Indrajit : I always search for a story in a photographer and a very new prospective of taking pictures which is not being used.
Retro Kolkata : Do you prefer black and white shots or colour?
Indrajit : I like both B/W and coloured photographs but it depends on the situation usually i like to take B/W pictures to express sadness or something incomplete.
Retro Kolkata : What is the best project you have worked on and how did you get involved with it?
Indrajit :The best project I am been doing is, working on a coffee table book which is gonna be published. In that book I am gonna show every moods of Delhi. Along with the culture, food and heritage of Delhi.
Retro Kolkata : Where would you like to be in 10 years time and what are you going to do in the next 6 months to get closer to that goal?
Indrajit : I would like to see myself as a photojournalist after 10 years because every photograph clicked for photojournalism tells a deep story. And i am going to work onto it from now and gain so much experience and contacts.