A passion that began as a childhood hobby for photographer Raihan R Vadra gradually developed into a medium through which he could observe and reflect the elements of his journey through life as it unfolded. His work often crafts an immersive experience for the viewer; one that absorbs you completely and often toeing the line between choice and no choice in order to communicate and even challenge existing notions of the overarching concept of freedom.
His recent exhibition, 'ANUMANA: An Evocation of Choice', showcases this turmoil through immersive installations and evocative photographs to create the twin paths. The paths that seem parallel initially but tend to converge and become one over time. As he shared with Platform Magazine, through this project he mirrors the elements of memory, perception, experience, and expectations.
Back in 2021, Raihan’s first solo exhibition of photographs titled ‘Dark Perception’ explored the freedom of imagination; presenting commentary about control inspired from the pandemic and its many lockdowns. The idea was projected through the show being set in a dark room where the viewers had little to no control over their own time with his work.
Raihan’s photography always has a disruptive undertone that compels the audience to judge their own reality. Very few artists are able to transport their audience into another realm; allowing them to go from being mere spectators of art to actively deciphering it through a personal lens. It is in this way that he offers a unique sensory experience that completely immerses individuals into unique philosophies.
Explore his work here.