Moulin Oza is 22 years old freelance photographer from Mumbai, India and pursuing final year of Masters in Mass Communication (specialized in journalism).
Your experience in Photography field?
My experience in the field of photography has now been of 5 years. It started back in 2009 when I just discovered the use of mobile camera phone (Nokia 3600) which could be supplemented also to click the things in and around you rather than taking selfies and photographs of friends and closed allies. After taking few shots though distorted quality of photographs from a mobile phone camera, I switch to Nikonv Coolpix S230, point-n-shoot camera which further fuelled my passion to capture the silent beauty of the nature and some distinct people that exist in our surrounding whom we see every day. In 2012 I switch to a SLR, Cannon 550D which again gave me a reason to capture details of the subject I wish to click with improved mechanism and great detailing, thus helped me to recognized the subject I was much more interested in, i.e Human Potraits and Street Life and now I am specialized in Street Photography and Human Being. That’s the sole area of interest of mine in photography and currently pursuing it.
Is Photography your family profession / hobby?
Its whole and sole a hobby discovered and enhanced over the brief period of time.
Which type of photography you like the most?
When I started photography, I captured each and everything which my naked eyes could see. Be it nature, surroundings, animals, peoples, man-made things, environment etc. But as I started pursuing my hobby with passage of time, I discovered that I am developing an interest in particular form/type of photography, which gave me immense pleasure and that was Street Life and human habitats, and in course of the time I started cultivating my this interest and so far have captured human beings on road and their daily chores. Because human being is the storehouse of varied emotions which can be captured well on lens, if you know what and when to captured. Street Photography is the type of photography I enjoy the most and feel accomplish on capturing it.
Your unforgettable photography experience or any special story.
Everything that you experience at some or other place at point of time which makes you feel good and forget the outside world for a while is a special story. But as every person has something different to say about his/her experience, so do I have something to say. One of journey to rural village of Solapur and Satara back in 2012 was life changing experience, where I discovered and tried enhancing my hobby of Street Photography. This trip gave me the freedom to click abundance of people whom I met during the journey and gave me the reason for why I should and will pursue Street Photography in future. The emotion, innocence, truthfulness and no-greediness seen on this faces made me a part of them and influenced me to click them at their personal best without them being noticed. The candid photography gave me some really good shots which remains best of my clicks till date, and made me pursue it till date with full dedication and truthfulness. The Nautanki (street performing group) of one of the village which I capture then on my lens, made me realized the reality and how it’s really simple to deal with it if you have the faith in heart. I loved capturing them and it holds special regards in my term as a photographer till date, because it gave me the subject of lifetime for clicking photographs.
Your own words about your self & your passion.
About me, all I would say is I am a guy who has being in love with small small joys of life. For me achievement never mattered but the joy of putting the efforts and seeing those efforts succeeding has always being the thing that mattered. In all I am a simple guy with a vision and has the faith to turn that vision into a reality. My passion for photography is like worship. I respect my passion and try each and every time to improve it with continued learning and practice. I believe there is always something or the other to learn as life is a learning process and would love to be a learner all my life. Photography gives me high which no other hobby or passion of mine has able to give me. It gives me the sense of accomplishment each time I click and share with people to spread a awareness-sort of among people I know regarding the persistence of such things in our society which we all tend to ignored in day to day life, but are a matter of concern at some point. Passion gives the reason to keep it going no matter what and yes photography gives me the same kind of feeling. Keep on capturing every time you get a chance, because photography is all about that one moment which we certainly tend to lose if not sensed it.
What are your other interests?
Reading, Music , Travelling , Good Food , Interaction with new people.