And they all just sat down.

PhotographerBikramjit Bose
PrizeSilver in Portraiture / Other_P
Entry Description

Mumbai is a city that is constantly moving at a feverish pace, like a juggernaut. And amidst the chaos and manic pace of this city, are its people who too are all caught up in its relentlessness. One very seldom comes across a quite moment here to dwell upon. With these pictures, my intent was to show another side of the peopleâs lives - in a quieter and more tranquil space. A space that attempts to be a reflection of them and they, a reflection of it. A space, that is entirely their own, where they can just be - the madness outside notwithstanding.

About Photographer

Bikramjit Bose is a graduate from The Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, during the course of which he spent a year apprenticing New Delhi-based photographer Pradeep Dasgupta and then moved to Mumbai in 2008 to pursue photography professionally. After assisting photographer Farrokh Chothia for a brief period, in 2009 he started out on his own - doing commissioned work for magazines like Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar and GQ. With a fly-on-the-wall approach to photography, his is an attempt to capture a somewhat raw, even fleeting portrayal of the subject. A posed, conventionally perfect image is never as fascinating or as intriguing as one with that certain sense of 'un-pose', if you will. There should always be room left for the unpredicted.