Behind The Lens With Mohit Tiwari
If unfiltered visuals and experimental concepts are your thing, Mohit Tiwari is the ultimate guy behind the lens to follow on the gram.
Exploring themes of fading memories, gender and the idea of love and life drenched in sombre setups and moody storylines, Mohit enraptures his followers with gritty storylines behind moving visuals.
As a high schooler prepping to make headway in the field of science, the young creatives career plans took a detour as he stumbled upon youtube and discovered the magic that visuals hold. Upon enrolling into a filmmaking course, he dabbled in the art of filmmaking and honed his skills gradually.
Eventually kicking off his career as a photographer for Dainik Jagran, the young artist delved into the art of taking portraits and exploring the landscape of personal revelations through his work.
Talking about his inspiration behind "reel life" content creation, the artist recalls the impact of film appreciation classes and the enigma of worldly cinema that lets him calibrate his ideation into brilliant imagery. From Wong Kar Wai movies to Argentinian films, he grapples with intricate cinematic styles like a seasoned professional, making it hard to believe he's only a few years on the scene.
Mohit's work sees gender and identity for what it is: fluid. His characters contradict the binary as they flex their muscles while wearing dresses and showcase avant garde looks.
Unlike mainstream artists looking to switch subjects and shoot random people, he shies away from opting to shoot just anybody and prefers shooting his friends.
In conversation on the audience's reaction and reviews, Mohit amusingly remarks at the staggering number of unfollows that mark every experimental set of pictures he posts. However, the creative couldn't care less about likes and social media numbers - for Mohit, the ability to challenge his artistic spirit and constantly switch narratives through the lens is what drives him.
Undettered and determined to break the toxic loop of prioritising mass validation over a novel artistic viewpoint, the creative genius considers himself his target audience describing his work as "melancholic, Avant-Garde, and story-oriented".
In times of stringent censorship and policing of the queer identity as opposed to the outward imagery of reformative progression, the ground reality paints a stark image of artists grappling with narrow perspectives and clampdowns of the state and social media platforms on an artists' creative expression.Taking it all in his stride, Mohit aims to keep up his consistent and aesthetic array of work.
With a short film and a touching documentary diving into the artist's relation with his hometown in the works, the future seems hopeful and exciting for the creative. When asked about his take on the current culture scenario and his impact on it, he promptly elaborates,
Head over to the incredibly talented photographer's Instagram to experience a refreshing take on conceptual shoots and much more.