Exploring the dark side of love, departure and questioning the idea of being in love at large, the photo essay delves into an artist’s emotional turmoil and the exploration of an emotion we call love. What it all results into, is a dark and deep photo series titled, Red!
Red– “Did you ever fall in love with someone? I did. Love and longing can drive anyone to perpetually clinging on to an object of desire, with no end in sight—a need that can never quite be satisfied, a thirst that can never be quenched.” Through the photo essay Bhumika seeks answers, “Can the love of falling in love outweigh the fear of “falling”…?” she wonders.
“I guess the moment you fall in love with someone, you’re in that moment and it is only afterwards that you’re able to make the analysis and even realize that you were in love. Falling implies surrendering—being out of the mind, or out of your mind! Falling means you’re going somewhere. What happens when you land?”
“Where do you find yourself? Floating on air, on land or in hot water? What does it mean to fall in love or be in love, or even stay in love?”
“Red is something I’ve been working on for a while. A series dedicated to love, departure and lovers. There are always two sides to the story. Hopefully, I’ll arrive on the other side soon”, she concludes.
Photography: Bhumika Bhatia
Concept and styling: Bhumika Bhatia
Models: Simrita Chopra, Kusha Kapila and Asimah Mirza.