Bharat’s interest in photography goes back to his early years while studying. Over the last 20 years, photography has become his passion, embracing its many genres, and always looking to push the boundaries. He has amassed a large collection of images, some of which are available as books. In his words “everything is waiting to be photographed and to be remembered”.
Underlying influence in Bharat’s photography is his upbringing in the British colonies and his exposure to different cultures and social structures. Mixed with this is his formal education as an Electronic Engineer which exposed him to a world of sub-atomic matter where theories collide and where order exists amongst the chaos; just as in real life he has experienced. He sees patterns, whether man-made or natural, as extreme cases of randomness. It is for him two sides of the same coin.
Bharat is an Indian born photographer now living in Oxford, UK. He has lived and experienced life in four different continents with vastly different cultures. From a young age his inclination to connect everything has had an influence on his photography. This series of images in square formats are from his fine art collection. Most of these images are visually stark and contrasty monochromes that are enjoyable to look at.
His images lay bare the subjects and show their potential beauty without the colored cloaks.
All images are available in sizes up to 24” X 24” Giclee prints on matt or semi-gloss paper.
All images ©Bharat Patel
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