Many moods of the Mumbai Metro


By Soma Das

Q. How did the Mumbai Metro emerge as your theme?

A. I was commuting by the Metro from my home to my office (Ghatkopar to Chakala) and everyday, I would take photographs on my mobile phone and upload it on Instagram or Facebook.

Sebastian Zachariah (with whom I work) told me to take the same photo on a DSLR or else it wouldn’t count as a photographer’s work. I decided to take it up.

When I discussed with Sebastian the possible themes and angles from which I could look at the story, we realised that there are many layers and sub-layers that happen within the subject. We sought the necessary permissions with Reliance Metro and I decided to have a go at it. It involved an entire month of shooting and I am still sorting! More info