From Language to Lens: The Journey of Nupur Agrawal in Capturing Human Stories

From Language to Lens: The Journey of Nupur Agrawal in Capturing Human Stories

Showcase is an effort by 58Miles to bring beautiful journeys of some of the amazing photographers of India & aboard . You will read about their journey , techniques , style and can see the outcome of their art in stunning frames. We asked them some questions to deep dive in to space and here we are....

Introducing 58Miles showcase photographer Nupur Agrawal from Mumbai

Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you got started in photography? 
My journey into photography began when I was 12 years old at a summer camp. I dreamed of becoming a travel photographer, capturing the world's stories through pictures. However, my passion for languages led me down a different path, ultimately taking me to France, which led to a career as a French tutor.
The Covid lockdown dramatically altered my trajectory. Teaching French online became monotonous, and I realized that what I truly enjoyed about teaching was the in-person interaction. To fill this void, I started taking photos again, this time focusing on the people closest to me—my family and friends. This rekindled my love for photography.
I developed a keen interest in portrait photography and began working with small brands. At some point, I realized this was my true calling. To hone my skills, I enrolled in a one-year program at the Light & Life Academy, specializing in fashion and portrait photography. After completing the program, I moved to Mumbai to pursue my photography career full-time.
 What inspires your photography, and how do you choose your subjects or themes?
My inspiration stems from the psychology of the human mind, self-expression, and cinema. I love storytelling and aim to help people share their stories and visions. Constantly learning and drawing inspiration from artists I admire, I strive to challenge beauty standards in the media and enjoy planning conceptual shoots to do so.
 What has been your most memorable photography project or shoot, or any inspiring story around it, and why?
My most memorable project was a personal shoot I did with my friend depicting female rage. We decided to cover her in red face paint, a skirt adorned with flames and shoot at a rocky beach in Goa at sunset. It was a real challenge because we drove 2 hours to the location and the tide was starting to come in with full force when we began shooting. The whole experience was exhilarating because the rocks were a perfect shade of the red, the dark clouds added to the drama of it all and the tides really pushed us to create the perfect shots. 
What is your photography kit? Or we would say, what is in your camera bag?

I have a Sony A7iv, a 50mm, 28-75mm and a 24mm lens in my kit.

What advice would you give to photographers who are just starting out and looking to make a name for themselves?

For beginners, my advice is to keep practicing and learning. Welcome feedback, study photographers you admire, and experiment with different styles. Learning is endless, stay patient and passionate. 


You can find Nupur Agrawal on :

Instagram: @thevibrantchaos