“I pursued Commerce in my 12th but did not have any connection with what I’m doing right now!
I took my Journalism in MOP college because I knew what my capabilities are! I’m basically an extrovert person so I preferred being in the media industry more than taking up medicine or a Govt. job as my profession (as per my parents’ wish).
The course had one of the prominent papers – Photo Journalism, which interested me more. I contributed by taking a dozen of pics which represented old buildings, monuments and so on for my assignment. This fetched me the maximum marks and led me to take this up as my passion. Also, one of my professors noticed my desire for photography and encouraged me to take this up strongly. I used to wake up early in the morning and walk through the streets of the buildings which seem to be historic, ancient and dull and click favourable pictures.
Adding to my curiosity, I loved the area of this city – Chennai. From growing up here and exploring everything in this city, I loved capturing every bit of my sight into a photogenic vision.
I’ve fallen for making Portrait Photography. Throughout my learnings, I noticed that I was good at portrait shoots.
Life was a little challenging, being a girl, being a female photographer, studying journalism, travelling late hours, working in the media industry – every step taken in my profession for my growth, seems to be demanding.
The learning process was my life’s golden period. I started exploring a lot of types of photography and their styles. How would I not grasp their intense emotions from them! Likewise, I wanted a common man to feel the emotion in each of my pictures.
I chose to do my master’s degree at Anna University to experience campus life. I took up Electronics Media, which I still wonder why I picked up. From my final year at UG, I began working on properly paid shoots. That’s why I set my profile up!
I worked as a social media manager for a year at one of the TV channels which spirited up my growth in the digital world. Meanwhile, I started a page to showcase my works. The page was going good after a couple of months. Though I do not understand Instagram’s varied algorithms, I am hoping that art should do its job, getting people’s sight into the beauty of beautiful shots.
During the COVID, I was stressed a little bit wherein I wasn’t able to balance my offline work and my passion. Subsequently, I quit my job to take up photography as my full-time profession. I enjoyed my peace, my passion & photographing!
I put forth my serenity always which helps me balance my passion and profession! Taking breaks, considering my mental health mattered the most all the time. I enjoy what I do and I always do what I enjoy!”