“An Immigrant’s Journey Through Rock & Roll”
These images by San Francisco based Director/Photographer, Subodh Samudre, are a window into his own personal experiences as an immigrant and as an artist.
Subodh immigrated to United States from India at age thirteen. As a child, some of his most prized possessions were cassettes by the band ‘The Police,’ offering a glimpse into an unknown world of music and sparking his dream to one day start a band. After immigrating to Eastern Virginia with his family, he quickly realized his dream because of the community he found in the local underground emo, punk, and post-hardcore music scene. This not only allowed him a platform to self-express and share his own point of view through music, but also inspired a career path that led him into Creative Direction, Photography and Directing.
These images focus on showcasing the diversity often not seen in the music scene and highlight individual voices that speak to each artist’s roots. Each image also frames a moment and captures the mood, emotion, and feeling of a specific time and place that influenced Subodh’s life. These images are a reflection of his own experience as a musician which allows him to capture the often unseen intimate human element of each artist. Revealing the power of music to bring people together regardless of race, color, gender, age or sexual orientation which he shares in this collection.
A project for The Broad Exchange - a national professional women's networking group based in NYC.
My brief was to develop and execute a concept that captured and visualized the inner power of an individual in a portrait. The concept was created and executed as a photo studio for The Broad Exchange's 'I RESOLVE' event where attendees participated in an in-depth workshop to help them identify something they could resolve to do to create a positive impact in their personal environment, and served to capture and demonstrate the amplification of each subject's intentions. The photo treatment I created centered on this idea of mixing the ethereal with the real. The idea was to capture the energy of each attendee's RESOLVE with the intention of presenting a person in the most flattering natural light but surround them with a visualization of the actual energy that they were putting out into the world as a result of their resolve. The technical challenge was photographing fifty subjects, retouching and offering prints in real time in under 2 hours.