It was all a lie
You’ll be mine
Bhumika Bhatia is a 22 year old self-taught Contemporary Portrait and Editorial photographer from India.
She always had visions that she was here for a purpose. Always dreamt of a world where everything was extraordinary, with a hint of fantasy and romanticism, with surreal trees and purple clouds. Photography for her began 2.5 years ago while sitting in the back seat of her cousin’s car. It was about to rain and the weather was amazing, so she started clicking pictures, and luckily the first picture she ever clicked turned out to be good. Everybody thought that it was a teenage phase and would fade away in a month or so. But Bhumika convinced them that she wants to take pictures for the rest of her life and want people to connect with them and be inspired in some way.
“There are many mysterious and wild places on this earth we are not aware of. They may be right infront of you, one has to run wild and free to feel it. I try to capture it.”
Bhumika tries to photograph her dreams.
With her first exhibition “Sublunary World”, at the age of 19, she is the only Indian female photographer whose work has been published and exhibited across the world at such a young age. This including (Jimmy Choo and the Elton John Foundation) Selfridges, London where she was also a runner-up; Paris Fashion Week; Project 19(Youth Parliament), India; Nicefoto, India and so on.
She is determined to change the photography scene in India.
“People are too traditional, they need to break that norm and express how they actually feel. It’s hard, especially for young photographers like me, and being a girl makes it even harder, but I am no quitter. I want to click pictures for the rest of my life. I will work hard and use my passion to take me where I want to be.”