Past week, I spoke to Bombay based photographer Ritesh Uttamchandani. He is one of the first contemporary photographers whose work I became familiar with in 2007. For over 10 years we have spoken about photography and representation, ethics and aesthetics story.
Recently I saw his wonderful book, THE RED CAT AND OTHER STORIES.
“1. Radio and our lack of tv, and then Doordarshan that exposed me to Indian Cinema, especially Hrishikesh Mukherjee. That whole phase of films about the indian middle class which was all based on small stories. Films like Saleem Langde, Pe Mat Ro and international stuff like Red Desert.2. Family3. Non-fiction writers like Gay Talese, Kapuscinski, John Mc Phee and recently Rohit Brijnath (sports writer)4. Aarey Milk Colony5. My mentor – A Srinivas and Soumitra Ghosh.6. The White Viv.