Capturing Decisive Moments of Life
Working as finance personnel in Airports Authority of India at Kolkata, Raj Sarkar is a photographer by passion. He enjoys travelling & loves documenting street life. His photographs have won several awards and have got place in several publications like National Geographic, Asian Photography Magazine, Smart Photography Magazine, Saveus Magazine (Wild life), Street Photography Magazine, Chalo lets go, Photo Burst, Photo Flock, World Street Photography, Wild bird trust, 121clicks.com, Nikon India, Pinterest etc. He has been short listed under top two hundred in Garuda world photo contest in two different categories as well.
Photography for Raj Sarkar is to capture decisive moments of life. The most important thing for Raj as a photographer is to respect his subjects and the ambience. According to him we are not going to get good photo every time we shoot. But we should try exploring things which are new and unique. Raj thinks that his camera is his constant companion wherever he goes. He believes, if we are in a habit of taking photograph everyday then it will become a reflex action and our mind will instruct when to click and what to click. He thinks that one has to be the true critic of his own photos. He prefers to review his own photographs repeatedly on a regular basis to develop photographic sense. Reading various photography magazines has become his habit in order to get updated with the new technology invented every day in the photographic field.
His favorite photographers are Raghu Rai, Henry Cartier Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado and Ansel Adams.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma