R Burman: Stick to What You Believe in

 

A picture is always identified as your creation, so you must ensure that it fulfills your personal vision. Photograph/R Burman

A picture is always identified as your creation, so you must ensure that it fulfills your personal vision. Photograph/R Burman

R Burman speaks with Raj Lalwani and tells him that people may always have several opinions on your photography, but if you truly believe in what you are doing, that is all that matters.

This was something I learnt pretty early, around the time I was first learning photography. You may want to ape somebody or someone else may not agree with what you do. But if you believe in it, you should stick to your guns.

Always Be Yourself
People will not like your style or may ask you to mimic a particular look. If you try to please everyone’s tastes, you will never end up being satisfied. I would rather say no to an assignment than do something I do not believe in. Similarly, if there is a creative difference, I prefer to present my point of view and engage in a discussion, as that is what facilitates the overall creative process.

Always have complete ownership over what you shoot. From the initial planning to the final edit, you must participate in the entire process. Photograph/rR Burman

Always have complete ownership over what you shoot. From the initial planning to the final edit, you must participate in the entire process. Photograph/rR Burman

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About R Burman
After five years of training under some renowned photographers, Burman started shooting on his own in New York. Inspired to return to India in 2008, he started photographing portraiture extensively with ‘Vogue India’. He continues to enjoy the process of creating a blend of art and commerce.

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