[ Khunti, Jharkhand, INDIA ] As a travel photographer I’ve always been in a place almost every 2-3 months for the past 2 years. As this pandemic hit us, we aren’t able to go outside so I’m learning to photograph my own emotions and expressions. As I’m not so photogenic, I don’t take pictures of myself. I had no idea as to what I was doing the very first time I turned my camera around onto myself. Self-portraiture was a foreign concept, another language. My need for self-expression was so strong that it outweighed my fears of making bad art and using myself as the subject. With each self-portrait I‘ve created last year, I understood more about myself and what I want my life to look like. Giving myself the space to create makes me better. This photo was taken on 12th April 2020.

Nilesh KUMAR is passionate about travel photography and wants to pursue a career in photography. Nilesh loves to do solo trips all around the country and dreams to travel and explore the world.