My experience in the Fine art Photography with Agnimirh was one of its kind . I didn’t know what is Fine Art Photography . Neither do I know it now . I don’t know now as it cannot be learnt in a day or in a workshop .
Normally in a photography workshop, you would see a class room style seating with a white board and a projector . Here too, we had a projector and a professor look alike, white bearded person with a pleasant smile operating it. However, there was a difference – this was an auditorium with no whiteboards around . Before the first performance/situation he silently got up to the stage and started setting up the set and in a flash he changed the entire surroundings. Later when he was managing the projector he was like a painter and he painted pictures with his colourful slides on the models. Light and dark , red and green , blue and yellow – isn’t photography all about deciding which colour to capture and at what temperature?
Temperature soured when Moumita ( Momii) came in. She was somewhat silent with stories in her eyes and still she gave you a feeling that she moves in a surreal world. She had a plastic wrapped around her body and motifs of different female anatomy printed on paper hanging from her body. She carried a magnifying glass in her hand and looked at you through it, so it was a close interchange of looks, yet she wouldn’t come near you. She was mysteriously silent but would oblige you with her looks and movement as and when requested for. Her dress , her looks were all there to shock you .
She shocked us more when she came back in the second sequence with her entire body covered in a birds wing .She appears under the Red coloured Fire extinguishing hose pipe . I got confused with which needed whom. The fire the water, or the water the fire .
A thinking man’s object of desire – thats what Momi was. If she had challenged you to look at her in the first appearance and carried symbols of female anatomy with her , in the second appearance she managed to challenge you to look at her with an all covered dress.
An M.A. in Sanskrit from Murshidabad – the land of Nawabs , she loves to listen to Baul ( Bengal folk song ), she quit her corporate job to become an actress . She has landed up with a role in a film called Bollywood diary with Raima Sen and Vineet Singh . She is Momii . Thanks Momii for the chance to shoot you .
PS – The white bearded ever smiling man with a professor look was none other than the famous Filmfare Award winning Art Director Sukant Panigrahy . Sukant Sir, I was foolish to not to take a selfie with you .
My fine art Photography series is here