This I believe is exactly what Canberra photographer Sujay Krishnamoorthi does when he captures images of our Bush Capital: he savours Canberra life intensely, and it shows in his works. Through Sujay's lenses, Canberra emerges as a radiant landscape, lush, dreamlike, blazing with colour, utterly compelling, and utterly resplendent.
"My goal when I take a picture is to make an image that is both artistic and gets an idea across to the viewer," [/I]Sujay tells me. "What I enjoy most and what I'm good at is capturing the stories of ordinary people creating extraordinary memories. I want to pull the viewer into a story because my images trigger an emotional response and have impactful content that invites discovery. I also work in a variety of artistic fields, where the past meets the present and melodrama is mixed with dreamy compositions. I have an eye for melancholic landscapes."
Sujay migrated to Australia from India in February 2014. His wife and their 4 year old child joined him four months later. Sujay studied as a mechanical engineer in India, but unfortunately, that wasn't recognised here in Australia so after he arrived, he had to take up small jobs here and there to make ends meet. It was while he was working part-time for Phillip Station (a local business specialising in mobile phone replacement and electronic repairs) when he saw the potential in photography. "I started concentrating on photography with a basic camera I had with me," he says. "And so I went around clicking everything and saw the type of feedback I got on my work. Then I started a page much later, and from there, the rest was history."
"My biggest passion is making minimalist photographs of the complex world we live in; clearing the clutter, so that we can see the beauty in life."