PHOTOGRAPHER | CINEMATOGRAPHER
My name is Bhavesh Bhati and I am a visual storyteller. I studied Photography & Visual Communication at the Jamia Millia Islamia. Over the past three years, I have been working as a photographer and cinematographer in the field of commercial and documentary work. Having the passion for human-centric subjects, I believe it reflects in my photography.
At the beginning of my career, I chose to incorporate people and human elements into my photography as I felt it added more life and motion to my photography. My first tryst with experiencing this was in 2013, when I spent ten days at the Mahakumbh Mela in Allahabad and found myself drawn to the stories that my subject had to say which I began to find lacking in staged photography. I am very articulate about my thoughts and it helps me to know what I am looking to achieve. I am always looking to expand my knowledge and am constantly trying to innovate and add more “life” to my stills.
My humanitarian work have included collaborative work with various NGOs working in the field of art, sports and culture. To name a few would include artforcause, India Alliance, GoSports Foundation and the Water Aid Union. My interest in working with the NGO Photographers Alliance is to be part of a bigger professional alliance that deals with the requirement of such institutions which I think is absent in India as work is distributed more across local contacts.
For me, photography should be used to help raise individual and collective awareness about the need of a social, political and economic paradigm shift. I like to cover stories that otherwise remain unheard.
I enjoy travelling to places and meeting new people. People, their stories that can become a part of my journal.
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