Saurabh Agarwal‘s mini album: The great night

Street photography has 2 categories mainly, ‘Art style’ and ‘Documentary style.’ The photographer was always more towards the art side of the style. This mini album is one of his initial attempts in documentary style street photography. 

Note from the photographer: I was there in the city of Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Mahashivaratri this year. Since it is widely known that Lord Shiva resides in his most exalted form as a Jyotirlingam named Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi, Mahashivaratri festival holds immense importance here. There were visitors from almost all over India, so many cultures gathering in a place to celebrate this festival. It was so chaotic and energetic. And, I was fascinated to see the variety of activities happening around the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. I tried to capture that chaos and energy in these few pictures.

Saurabh is a graduate in Architecture. He got interested in photography during his graduation days in course of doing a lot of architectural photography. Over time he got really interested in street photography. Since then he has moved into film-making in the last couple of years and made a short documentary recently. He is currently working as a freelance graphic designer and video editor. He likes to make posters in free time while dabbling in screenwriting as well. 

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