13 May, 2021

Mumbai-based Zubin Mehta started on his career as a Fine-Art Photographer after he felt drawn to lights, shapes and shadows that he saw all around. Every photograph he shot showed him a deeper play of these aspects. It kept pushing him to probe deeper and his photographs are a reflection of his curiosity. 

Zubin has also ventured into fashion photography which gave him the scope to capture different moods. “Fashion is a branch which gives enormous scope to venture into different directions,” said Zubin to www.haimadeshpande.com

When and how did you start doing Fine-Art Photography?

ZM: I started Fine-Art Photography some years ago. Shapes, lights and shadows were the inspiration to get into this genre of photography. I started noticing light and shadows in every photograph I shot. While I processed the photographs I would notice different shadows and shapes. This intrigued me and enticed me to keep discovering so many shapes that the normal eye would miss. This is how I started Fine-Art Photography.

How do you define Fine-Art Photography?

ZM: It is very subjective and its definition is different for each photographer.  This branch of photography has a lot of aesthetics in terms of lines, perspectives and play of shadows. I weigh these different aspects whenever I happen to come across an interesting moment. 

Is this field investment intensive?

ZM: Yes it does need a good camera and other equipment. The most important thing is the eye that can capture magical images. 

Are you an independent photographer?

ZM: Yes, I have always been an independent photographer. I have not ventured into bigger brands except Femina and shooting with Lisa Ray. I always thought to go up the ladder working with smaller brands as these would give me a different vision and perspective. 

How do you preserve your personal collection of photographs and keep it safe from damage?

ZM: I always save all my photographs on a drive. Whenever I need to share a certain image with an audience, I pick out the relevant images and share it with them. There is no problem in preserving these images. Even if I share the images on a certain website, they are low resolution files so no one can use them. 

Why do you want to sell these photographs?

ZM: Selling them will help me get visibility amongst the creative artists out there. Financially to it will be a gain. I can invest it in creating more challenging series of images. 

Where do you see yourself in the future as a photographer?

ZM: I would definitely like to be in the limelight. I want the creative giants to know me for the kind of work I do.