Featured Member: Vik Manchanda
With a natural disposition for space and form, it’s clear that Vik is a photographer driven by connection – with his subjects, his environment, and himself. Ever in pursuit of voice and vision, his work speaks to the quiet beauty of life’s inflections, bringing a calm to this high-volume world.
Read on to learn a little more about Vik. Visit his website at www.vikmphoto.com.
Why did you become a photographer?
What’s your creative process?
Who are your favorite photographers?
Three words that define your style?
Natural – I’m big on waiting for the right moment to click, and that might mean I will stay in one position with my camera up to my face for 5 or 10 minutes. Everyone has their own process, but I don’t get too trigger happy. I wait.. wait, and wait some more, until my subject is completely themselves.
Quiet – The quiet moments are always there, whether it’s one subject I am photographing or two. Besides seeking out for the natural elements around me and my subject(s) at the time, there comes that moment where our energies all align, and we are all not thinking anymore and just being. That’s my favorite moment, that’s when I know we got it right.
Stories – I often will show a series of images that share one larger story, but I always strive to tell as much as I can through one image. Stories are important, I’m always curious about my subject and their own idiosyncrasies.