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Sayan Guha

Welcome to My World!!

02 Feb 2020By Sayan Guha

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by strangers smiling at me. Every time a stranger would smile at me, the words, “Don’t talk to strangers”, would ring in my head. It kind of felt like an oxymoron because everyone was a stranger before they became friends. If we don’t talk to strangers, how will we know whether we’re in for a trick or a treat?
My hunger to find happiness in every aspect of life led to finding the deepest sorrows that laid hidden amongst the normal life that people led. As a standard economic cycle, these events helped me notice one thing, the part where a photographer always said, “Smile”, before taking a picture.

With that thought in mind, I decided that I would try my hand with photography. The very agenda for choosing this hobby was to freeze the moment where people seemed happy and relaxed, away from all the hefty decisions that lay ahead.

I started by using a normal Canon digital camera with 5 megapixels to a better version of it. I gradually ‘earned’ my DSLR (Nikon D90). I used the word ‘earned’ and not ‘got’ because these days, kids get whatever they want. ‘Want’ and ‘Earn’ don’t go hand-in-hand. I had to prove to my family that I wasn’t looking for a DSLR just to show it off but to actually take it upon me to mature myself in this craft and keep myself busy when I have some free time, because, let’s face it, ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop’, ain’t it?

‘Want’ and ‘Earn’ don’t go hand-in-hand.

It’s been six whole years since I have started taking pictures and posting them on Facebook with self composed poems and stories from real life. After six years, I am still adamant against people who put watermarks and create pages to show off their skill. I am a true believer of working hard to get noticed and maybe that’s why I don’t own a page for my pictures or a watermark to showcase my fake ‘copyright’ skills. Six years onward, I think it is time for me to start my own blog with my pictures and stories from my life and about the daily struggles or happiness that people go through.

This is my ‘NEXT STEP’. This is my first step towards the maturity I am looking for in PHOTOGRAPHY.

Welcome to My World!!


There were days when I would get burdened by stress and deadlines. I would stand in front of the mirror and take pictures of myself, smiling. Just to freeze time and cherish the moment of sheer, unadulterated happiness.