Sameer Raichur

Sameer is an independent photographer, surrounded by the nostalgic stories of the people and the roots of his country. He has an affinity for documenting socio-cultural practices in urban and rural India. Sameer is particularly drawn to traditions that are threatening to become extinct with the pervasive spread of globalism. He is interested in design, artisanship, and in love with the persistence of movies and fine-art photography.

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    Interview with the artist

    Interviewer: "Your art is…"
    Sameer: "A celebration of the mundane and forgotten"

    Interviewer: "Name something you love, and why."
    Sameer: "Books because reading helps you to train your intuition"

    Interviewer: "Analog or Digital?"

    Interviewer: "Where do you go when you want to be with you?"
    Sameer: "Out into nature. I like going on hikes in the hills. Books also help me achieve this state of mind."

    Interviewer: "Tell us something about your education…"
    Sameer: "I actually came to photography in a roundabout way. I studied to become a lawyer and those were 5 pretty difficult years. Luckily, I got the chance to study photography after I quit my law job. Learning photography came more naturally and I was a lot happier doing that."

    Interviewer: "A question that moves you right now
    Sameer: What is my responsibility as an artist during such a grim moment in history."

    Interviewer: "What was the weirdest encounter, the craziest adventure, or the most beautiful moment you experienced on a shoot?"
    Sameer: "When an eagle swooped down and tapped me on the head twice while we were shooting on a rooftop."

    Interviewer: "What is more important to you: Form or content?"
    Sameer: "Content"

    Interviewer: "What part of the human face is your favorite?"
    Sameer: "The eyes"

    Interviewer: "Where does your inspiration live"
    Sameer: "Everywhere"

    Interviewer: "What would you do if you weren't afraid?"
    Sameer: "Live a nomadic life"