Photos & Text: Salamat Husain
These photos were taken during my many travels over the past few years and I call this series “Three Pic Stories”. That’s because over here, three frames put together do the same job as a single frame may elsewhere do — that of conveying a complete photographic narrative. Indeed, isolating any photo from its original set of three makes it, to my mind, seem incomplete. While working on some of these images, when I found a subject or a landscape worthy enough to be photographed, I decided to break it into three separate, yet connected segments. Included here are also instances captured at different locations and various times, which yet coalesce seamlessly when combined with the adjacent photographs, telling their unique together.
Salamat Husain is an Indian-born photographer currently based in Mumbai. His work has featured in leading Indian magazines and international publications including, Vogue, Taj Magazine, GQ and Verve. He is also the grandson of the painter MF Husain, who was around to guide Salamat during his formative years as a photographer. An exhibition of his photographs is being hosted at Sunville, Mumbai on 28-29 October.