10 Oct Discovering the photographer within…
Hi! My name is Ritesh Ghosh and iam an aspiring Street Photographer from Kolkata, India.
This would probably not have been my introduction 8 years ago when I was just a regular guy working as a cashier in a Private Bank. Although I had been creatively inclined since childhood, the 9 to 5 grind left me with almost no time to discover the potential within. I guess everything comes with an expiry date and so did my career as a Banker.
It was in January 2014 that I decided to hang up my banker boots and opt for a “better”alternative. With the little savings that I had managed to accumulate and not knowing what exactly i wanted to pursue, I purchased my first DSLR camera, the Canon 600D.
Looking at the world around me through the little glass window on my camera (better known as the viewfinder) I started getting intrigued day by day. As i was running out of money I decided to take up a job and moved out to Dubai for a year. During my stay abroad, I would be following a lot of Photographer’s on YouTube when I came across this gentleman named Zack Arias who was shooting with the Fujifilm X100s. The sheer brilliance of this little mirrorless system was such that Mr.Arias had declared that “The DSLR is dead.” The statement was so convincing that I ended up having purchased the X100s for myself.
Coming back to India in October 2015, I started