Photography by Harshal Desai
My photography is a fluid practice that I engage with in making sense of the world around me, even its blurry lines and that which cannot at once be explained. A major preoccupation would be the interaction with the Anthropocene. The practice is at once, both; a meditation and creative exercise in understanding how my inner self-works and looks at things. Oscar Wilde once reckoned; "Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." The practice of the art form of photography to me is understanding how individuals operate and their contribution to the environment and larger world we inhabit. The question of place is particularly crucial to my practice as well. I often trace life in the silhouettes of neon lights that encompass city outlines. These cityscapes carry within themselves the larger identity of the place: of its inhabitants, chipped blocks of architecture, ecosystems that thrive within its peripheries. The architectural surpluses also add a distinct character to the background, the ever-changing sky, in constant motion, reminding us of the fluid field that life itself has on offer.
~ Harshal Desai
Harshal Desai is an artist, entrepreneur, and writer that loathes the typical 9-5 existence. He documents his thoughts through writing and photography as he takes on societies norms armed with nothing more than his cheeky wit and undeniable charm. His work is published in Verbal Art, Phenomenal Literature, National Geographic, FineFlu, The Type Image, 805Lit, Door is a Jar, Asian Signature, Spark, and SickLit Magazine. He is a co-founder of Parentheses Journal. Email him on firstname.lastname@example.org