A self-taught photographer and film-maker, I have always strived to celebrate both the moving and the still image in my visual expressions. Born in Kenya and raised in India, I am also influenced and inspired by cross-cultural artistic endeavors. My film-making activities have included four short films (and some commissioned films) made for Filmaka.com, a global initiative promoted by Hollywood-based producer Deepak Nayar (Bend It Like Beckham). My photography has featured in promotional material for the Swiss Arts Council's India office and various lifestyle publications. Awards - 2012 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Bronze winner - book (series) - other category. 2011 International Photography Awards: seven Honorable Mentions for my three entries in four professional categories. 2010 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: First place, People's Choice Award, fine art - books - category. www.nyaybhushan.com
T3 To The Future -
Despite its stereo-typical image of a land of exotica (thanks largely to a mostly patronizing western viewpoint), there is a new rising India that is trying to find its unique focus and visual identity in the global village. Modern architectural wonders are usually the shining examples of any country's new-found prosperity as seen with New Delhi's recently opened Indira Gandhi International Airport - Terminal 3.
Just before its official opening, I had the chance to photograph T3 as a vast empty space devoid of people in a country with a population of over a billion. T3 is the world’s eighth largest passenger terminal spread across 5.4 million square feet with a capacity to handle 34 million passengers annually.
The experience of visually capturing a slice of this vastness made me feel like a solitary traveler exploring my own path and identity in the universe.
As I photographed some workmen pushing potted plants across a seemingly never-ending carpeted walkway to add the finishing touches to their creation, I wondered, will they remain faceless or will T3 take them to the future too?