Bhowmick’s photography, all in black & white, clearly springs forth from somewhere deep within; not a knee-jerk reaction to what he just sees in front of him. The images in the gallery section of his site, especially Mirrors of Mumbai, are thought-provoking and sometimes tinged with irony. They also provide a very interesting and refreshing look at a bustling city that most tourists take for granted. The multiple reflections result in quirky juxtapositions of the classic clashing with the modern. With each image, the viewer is asked to look deeply by gently peeling away the onion skins of life. Some may make you even cry.
His email to me had the simplest and perhaps most striking mission statement I have read in years: “i’m a software professional and have a passion for photography.” Enuff said. Check out the rest of his portfolio here.