• Rajan Khosa, Gattu | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Rajan Khosa, Gattu | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
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  • Vasan Bala, Peddlers | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Vasan Bala, Peddlers | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Srinivas Sunderrajan, The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Srinivas Sunderrajan, The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Bedabrata Pain, Chittagong | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Bedabrata Pain, Chittagong | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
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  • Rajan Khosa, Gattu | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Rajan Khosa, Gattu | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Karan Gour, Kshay | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Vasan Bala, Peddlers | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Vasan Bala, Peddlers | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Srinivas Sunderrajan, The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Srinivas Sunderrajan, The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
  • Bedabrata Pain, Chittagong | Prasad Naik for The Big Indian Picture
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Every independent filmmaker we spoke to agreed on one thing that defined their work: ‘the indie spirit’. Yet no one was able to describe it. Maybe because it cannot be described in words. So we asked photographer Prasad Naik to shoot five independent filmmakers at his studio in Mumbai. These filmmakers have all made films that have been in the news this year. Naik spoke to them about the highs and lows of making the movies they did and clicked away while they were talking- in an attempt to capture one expression from each filmmaker that would define what independent filmmaking meant to him. “I didn’t ask any of the filmmakers for this expression,” says Naik. “I tried to absorb what they were saying and translate how they feel about their journey through my photographs.”

 

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aanie
aanie

chooootiyaaa!!!


aanie
aanie

chootiyaaaaaa!!!!!1

satavisha
satavisha

All these filmmakers actually made films funded by others..and they sold their films successfully to studios or got a release..They are not really that independent of the industry

paulamcglynn
paulamcglynn

Interesting photo essay on the faces of independent cinema in India... from the expressions on their faces it's one can see independent filmmaking requires a certain commitment... A commitment of spirit that leaves its mark.

Independent Day

Photo Essay
September 2012
By Prasad Naik

Prasad Naik is a photographer who loves to shoot portraits. His work has appeared in some of India's foremost lifestyle and fashion publications. He has shot campaigns for some of the world's leading luxury brands.