Capturing peoples history

first_imgAhmed Firoz is back once again with his street stories – ‘Enigma: A Ballad of the Street’. These moments of life narrated through a series of enigmatic and poignant frames involve people and other objects from diverse walks of life in situations of contrasts but all lying in a larger harmony. The photographs are not documentaries, but they point to the reality of the world expressed in different forms and seen through the interactions of the subjects within the frames. Each of the exhibited frames in this series carries a profound yet subtle message and together they unfold a unique world view with a narrative left for wider interpretation of the changing time. These 36 frames shot candidly in various locations worldwide present passing moments of the street to collectively express the photographer’s point of view of what is happening around the world in this time of uncertainty and turbulence.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAn economist by profession and known worldwide for his work on energy, metals and natural resources, Ahmed Firoz takes time out of his busy schedule to hit the streets with his camera to capture lives on street. He aims to bring out minute colorful details of nature and find delicate interplay of light and shadows, and objects which tell subtle and intense stories which are more than what they seem. Apart from documenting lives in this rapidly changing world, his overall body of work presents reality from his own perspective of a trained economist and student of the modern day politics and society, bringing out the intricate relationship between people and their surroundings.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHis photographic works can be seen from different angles allowing a variety of interpretations…  Firoz is not identified with any specific genre of photography as he simply believes in the artistic and documentary value of his work. His experiments with different ideas and medium of expression are still on. His narratives are bold and presentation is simple but subtle. Therefore to venture into his world of studying the streets one must pay a visit to the exhibition and enlighten himself/herself with Firoz’s interpretation of the street world.last_img

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