As if in sync with a changing India, our family home saw a complete transformation as we embarked on a two year construction project which offered a visual and sensory feast, sometimes bordering on overload. But more importantly, the experience gave us all an opportunity to unburden ourselves of the restrictions of the past in preparation for a journey into the future. In effect, house number 2 in E block was seeking new directions. A construction project in India is, to say the least, a chaotic, colorful event as mostly rural migrant workers create urban dreams. A worker holding up a light bulb as his comrades labored late into the night made for a striking image. And it made me wonder, will the light take them to the future too? "E-2 the Future" is an extension of my earlier multiple award-winning series "F1 to the Future", "T3 to the Future" and "Toons to the Future" which present a fresh perspective on how - despite the odds - India is evolving, while debunking stereotypical views about the country.
A self-taught photographer and film-maker, I have always strived to celebrate both the moving and the still image in my visual expressions. Born in Kenya and raised in India, I am also influenced and inspired by cross-cultural artistic endeavors. My film-making activities have included four short films (and some commissioned films) made for Filmaka.com, a global initiative promoted by Hollywood-based producer Deepak Nayar (Bend It Like Beckham). My photography has featured in promotional material for the Swiss Arts Council's India office. Awards - 2012 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Bronze winner - book (series) - other category. 2011 International Photography Awards: seven Honorable Mentions for my three entries in four professional categories. 2010 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: First place, People's Choice Award, fine art - books - category. www.nyaybhushan.com