Interview : Nilayjyoti Talukdar in the series of Meet the Real people from the world of Photography 

We are featuring people who are hobbyist or professionals photographers and we think they are worth sharing of Delhi Photography Club Fan page .

The selection is purely at the Discretion of Founders and owners of Delhi Photography Club.

Nilayjyoti Talukdar     | Co-founder and DPC Mentor   | Professional Food Photographer


1. How you started your photography?

Well, at first I was not interested in photography. I was more interested in cinematography when I was in my school days, but I don’t know how I developed the interest.

Slowly I noticed that expression through a single image without no voice is much difficult then moving images. “As I like challenges”, I gave a try on still Images and started liking it. When I started photography it was not an easy process like today, I started with Film (darkroom) processes ” it was a real fun”.

After my graduation I shifted to Delhi to pursue photography and did my PG Diploma in photography.


2. What is the role of new technology and medium in photography?

I am always in favour of new technology’s.

Technology is for to help in our day to day life, we should not be dependent to it.

In photography many people depend on technology instead  of learning it. Learning it much important then through technology one can take his/her photography into the next level.


3. Anything specific that you want to share with people?

Photography is an serious medium and interesting as other profession. There is no short cut to it.

When you do photography do it with full dedication.


4. What gives you motivation to go out and click despite having busy schedules

Through Photography I earn my bread and butter, either practising photography or  conducting workshops. So I have to be always self motivated.

Any form of Art is an self motivated profession. One has to take out time for photography. No one can impose or force any one to do photography, if one is really interested in it he/she will do it at any cost, no excuse works here. In other words excuses are not to fool any one rather fooling yourself.

Brief Intro about Nilayjyoti Talukdar

b.1983 grew up in Guwahati, India. During his high school he developed his love for photography and decided to pursue his career in photography. He started learning the darkroom technique alongside his graduation.

Nilay’s quest for photography forced him to shift to Delhi from Gauhati way back in year 2006 and did formal education in the field of photography from Sri Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication. There he met and got inspired and learned the Art under the mentorship of Mr. Raghu Rai.

Learned photography under the Mentorship of Sh. Raghu Rai and  worked on various projects after that. He has been doing professional food, Travel, Interior photography from last 8 years and enjoys mostly doing  Street  and Food shoots , interacting with chefs and stylists .

Nilay also enjoys commercial photography projects. Previously he concluded various projects. His personal favorite project at  Majuli in Assam.

Nilay’s works are also exhibited at major art place and he has done personal exhibition at Alliance France, New Delhi, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai and India  Habitat Centre New Delhi..


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