Souvik Maitra was born in 1984 in Kharagpur, a small town in West Bengal, India. He was graduated in medicine in 2008 from Medical College, Kolkata, the oldest medical school in India. He was interested to photography during his graduation. After that he moved to New Delhi in 2012. Since then he is active in searching the hidden treasure of Himalaya. Currently he concentrates mainly on landscape photography with special interest in monochrome images.
– How and when did you become interested in photography?
During my stay in Kolkata for medical graduation I was first interested in photography.
– Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art?
No single person, rather the beauty of Himalaya, which inspired me more.
– Why do you work in black and white rather than colour?
Himalaya, snow clad mountains & lush green valleys are best when viewed in monochrome, I believe.
– How much preparation do you put into taking a photograph/series of photographs?
I mostly shoot in digital mainly because of ease & rapid result. I translate to monochrome in image editing programs.
– Where is your photography going? What projects would you like to accomplish?
I am still exploring remotest areas of Indian Himalaya regularly. Documenting dawn & dusk in the foothills of Himalaya is my goal.