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A Photostory Yearning To Normalise The Public’s Sentiments Towards Queer Love

There exists an overriding necessity to eradicate the satirical insinuation towards homosexuality. To normalise that concupiscence and chaste intimacy exists and can coincide within the same ambit. It’s merely perspective that divides the masses. Every millennial feels the need to implore that the acts of intimacy and lovemaking shouldn’t be subjected to ruthlessness in terms of discrimination, hate crimes. Whether love prevails in our fantasies, our emotions or our desires, it demands to be approached with an unprejudiced mind. Love pervades through technicalities for it has no bounds. Love in it’s sole purpose is to grasp, to express, to feel and to be. For such, is the concept of Love.

In parallel, Mohit Tiwari’s photography yearns to showcase the amorous and the unimpeachable love that often lies misunderstood. This photo series revolves around breaking the stereotypical notions that exist around homosexuality. He yearns to grasp and epitomise the concept, in a way that it is perceived free from any bias, chauvinism, and from bigotry.

Tell us about your project.

On screens, the process of love making has generally been shown with the insinuation that it’s a very modernist concept where as people need to understand that these ideas exist even at the grassroot level, and even in the most conservative environments. There is a need to normalise homosexuality at the grassroot.

What are some of your biggest inspirations over the years of your artistic career?

My inspirations come from my own fantasies, desires and emotions. Different pictures have different intentions and I always try to bring originality and diversity through my photography.

‘HG loves’ the unique use of grainy/blurry detailing that captures the purity and the immaculateness of this picture.

The main focus behind these pictures are to normalise homosexuality.
The main focus behind these pictures are to normalise homosexuality.

Describe your creative process and the purpose with which you create.

The creative process includes ideation, conceptualisation, finding suitable muse for the shoot and location. The process revolves more around the subject and their emotions than the location. The purpose of taking these photographs is to normalise homosexuality in this heteronormative society and to voice my opinion through my art and its a way to express what I feel/imagine.

What is the first piece of art/photograph/film/music that impacted you deeply?

Under the skin

Are there any Indian contemporaries of yours whose work you admire?

Devashish Gaur - @devacheez, Indra Joshi - @indrajoshi, Siddharth kumar - @kewtsike,

Jayesh Joshi - @jaymanshere.

If you could propose and lead a project with the Indian Government, what would it be?

Including gender studies in the education system and sensitising people at the grassroot level and children in their early years.

Mohit voices his opinions through art, it's his process of expressing what he feels.
Mohit voices his opinions through art, it's his process of expressing what he feels.

Which is your favourite piece of work of your own & why?

The favourite piece of my work is “kiss me on the mouth and set me free” where two male subjects are kissing each other. It’s close to me because it’s my way of expressing my own reality.

A project you wish you were a part of?

Heavenly by Cigarettes After Sex.

A project you wish you were a part of?

For sometime i’ve been looking for projects to work on. Right now I wish I could work on a short film with a budget.

Your favourite midnight munchies?

Aloo bhujia.

Your greatest vice?

I am directionally challenged and really bad at maths.

If you like Mohit’s work, check out his Instagram here.

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