Hi Vicky, tell readers of Young and Shining about your childhood days and what you think about those days now?
You spent most of your teen years at Apna Ghar, how did you reach there?
Mr. Sanjay Shrivastav, who was a volunteer for Salaam Balak Trust, dropped me there. I lived there for a while. Then the trust shifted me to Apna Ghar to be able to take admission in school.
Tell us about your photography. When did you start? What kind of shoots have you done?
What are some of the most memorable moments in your photography career so far?
Who are the most important influences in your life and work?
How important is a website for a professional photographer?
How do you decide, whether to shoot black & white or in color?
Tell us something about you that very few people know?
What quick advice would you give someone who wants to improve photography skills?
You recently appeared on National Geographic Mission Cover Shot? How did that experience help you?
Please share your favorite images with the readers of Young and Shining?
I know about your library project. This is something the world should know about. Please tell Young and Shining readers about how it started?
My friend Chandan Gomes and I, started this open library called “Rang”. We approached and asked some great photographers to donate their books. We started “Rang” because good photography books are very expensive and out of reach of young photography enthusiasts. Through “Rang” we want to make best photography books accessible for all who care for the craft.
What does Vicky do when not behind the lens?
I enjoy with my friends and cook food. I also take time to do some work related to the library.
Where do you find inspiration to keep your photography creative and unique?
You launched a book recently. Tell us something about it?
The book – Home. Street. Home. – has been published by Nazar Foundation. It is the first photography monograph book. In this book readers get to see my work done from 2005 till 2012. This book is precious for me. I feel a book gives a permanent home to words and pictures. For me, getting published at a young age is one of my biggest achievements so far.
Your message to the readers of Young and Shining?