Harminder Singh Boparai

I have a passion for all the discarded things and am even a compulsive hoarder. What seems unappealing or quirky to others is inspiration to me. I look for my object of inspiration at unlikely places , in waste bins and garbage dumps , and transform the objects of my fancy into three dimensional figurines .I love turning the everyday objects  into  intresting things. This is also my way to conserve nature by recycling metal.


Darius Chinoy

A PG in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur, Darius Chinoy Is a photographer by default. He is now a photographer who part-times as a training consultant, and does corporate film making and acting. He says he stumbled into photography in the year 1999 with his first camera (Olympus Trip 35), the result was a view to life he knew, he would never have experienced had he not taken up the lens. This has given him a level of patience and perspective beyond what he had in the past. Deeply motivated by beauty , he says “I haven't clicked professional models, just beautiful people. My weakness is without a doubt is beauty in its most natural form." 

Q. you have done B.B.M. , and have been training in finance , what drove you to photography ?
A. Well BBM, Training, Finance, my job etc all came much later after I had started clicking. :) 

Q. What are your other passions/likes/hobbies?
A. My grandfather once told me that its a short life and you should try to take up anything that interests you and do it passionately. Hence I started health training and martial arts and can be proud of the way I maintain my physique at the age of 38. Infact I compete with most guys who are 10 to 15 years younger in strength and endurance :). 

Q. Yo u say you like to travel , what impact does your travel have on your photography ?
A. It has a deep impact. Very profound is to keep it simply because it has a lot of emotion attached to it. 

 Q. What/who has been/is your inspiration?
 A. Nothing in particular but I was deprived the pleasure of travel and seeing India as a child hence I vowed that as an adult I would see India with an obsession.

Q.  How has your place and/or culture helped your photography or how you look at the subject?
A. I have no genetic origin to India, but I was born and raised here in the South of India. My culture is hence totally Indian and hence all my work has the India element in them. 

Q. every time I see your work , one thing i cant help noticing is the sky .. there is always a character to the sky in your Pictures …it’s like saying something to you …How do you bring about/maintain that kind of characteristics ?
A.As kids we all watch the clouds in the sky and wonder the marvels of mother nature. I was no different and that fascination continued as an adult. I travel to the mountains so often just to get close to the clouds and feel them. :) 

Q. you have taken so many workshops on photography , how does it feel to see your students grow ? how has your experience been with younger and mature students ?
A. It feels great and the right word is endearing to see the passion grow. They are all talented and all I do is just channel the creativity in them to the lens. 

Q. are you planning a travel journal on your trips to leh ?
A. Leh is breathtakingly beautiful but there are other beautiful sights of India too.

Q.  Your words of inspiration to the upcoming photography enthusiasts out there ?
A. Try to find the joy and beauty in the simplest things around us......