Interview with Desha Gehi, street photographer from Mumbai

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What are the words that come to your mind when you think of Mumbai?

Lively, Gorgeous, Fast-paced, Vibrant, Bindaas.

If you had to change one thing about Mumbai, what would it be?

I would urge people to stop littering on the streets.

Being a Mumbaikar, can you live someplace else? Reason

Well honestly, a Mumbaikar can live anywhere in the world. Our city is a melting pot of different cultures. We interact with various kinds of people on a daily basis. This city helps us evolve intellectually.

What do you do to keep yourself motivated and interested in your work?

I read blogs, articles and books written by famous photographers. Their journey in photography motivates me to keep going. Every time I see a good picture, it creates that adrenaline rush that makes me click more. I never stop clicking, I keep capturing anything I see and find interesting.

 If your creative work were edible, what would it taste like?

If my creative work were edible, it would taste like anything you would want it to taste like.

Which method is the best way to describe this city, by your personal perspective or a judgement?

Mumbai, like any other city, has its good and bad side. No matter how much I judge this place, crib and complain, eventually I fall in love with it, over and over again. People from all over the world come here with hopes and aspirations. It is rightly called the City of Dreams. From shopping malls to street shops, tall buildings to slums, multiplexes to cinemas, this city has it all. In times of trouble people stand by each other. Even if the sky falls down, the spirit of this city never dies. Whether I hate it or love it, this is my home, the place where I belong.


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