I know Amrit from last few years through a common friend, loved his talent and thoroughly impressed with his creativity. Requested Amrit to share few thoughts, his creativity must reach the larger world.
Excerpts from our email interaction.
I knew for sure that this is the kind of life I wanted to live. Where had as much time for myself as I wanted. 14 days in a year was simply not enough. But then, I went back to work and kept working and working. The next biggest stretch that I pulled off, while still at work, was one month. That’s when I went to learn mountaineering with my girl-friend. And once that was over, I knew I needed few such month every year. And it was simply not possible if I kept working the regular 5 days a week job. Even if they kept promoting me or increasing my salary. Because I was not made to buy flats and cars and pay their EMIs. I was made to feel closer to the real world. Feel close to myself. But I still needed money. That was the problem. That was the reason I could not leave my job. My dad was not Mukesh Ambani after all.
But from then on, I was always looking at ways to make a life like that possible. A routine less life. Where I could choose how much time I could give to myself. And my loved ones. And in that quest, wedding photography came up as a suggestion by my school best friend Neelabh. We both were decent photographers and turning a hobby we were good at, to something which could generate money seemed like an ideal solution. And guess what? It actually worked. We opened up this website called ShaadiGraPher.com overnight, started offering candid photography and slowly kept getting more and more job. After about 4 moths, I quit my job (sabbatical to be correct) and took this up as my only source of living. And it has been an incredible life since then!
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