Interview With Toy Photographer & Miniature Master | Selva Kumar

Where Are You From? Where Do You Live Now? I’m from Tenkasi...But Now I live in chennai. What Is Your Full-Time Profession? I'm a photo...

Where Are You From? Where Do You Live Now?

I’m from Tenkasi...But Now I live in chennai.

What Is Your Full-Time Profession?

I'm a photographer and retoucher I work for studioA(Company)

How Did You Get Into Photography? Tell Us The Whole Story…

Well...I am basically an VFX artist and i always had the knack for colors! There was always a need for me to create my own kind of art and that has led me to make pictures! I was always involved in photography one way or the other.
Combining my long experience as an editor and my curiosity to create something with miniature elements created a drive for me to shoot more and hence I started doing more photography!

You Focus On What Is Sometimes Called Miniature Photography – How Did You Get Into That?

I was born in Idaikal, a small village near Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu. I grew up watching the nature mostly, where the trees and the birds and the water streams flourished. The most sophisticated scene in our village used to be the Ambsaasador car that would come through the streets every now and then, and as kids we used to chase it until we could. Life was a lot simpler back then when apple was just a fruit and happiness was not a pursuit but a norm.

Eventually when I studied and sprouted out to the metro cities for my job, I found a major shift happening inside. Life was not the same any more. There was pain, agony, jealousy, jeopardy, competition, wants and more - all in the name of the pursuit of happiness. But is not happiness a state of mind rather than a reward to be earned? I strongly believe life is much beyond that. I trust it is the little things that we miss out on, that adds up to make the real sense of happiness in life. Little things that are not attached to any agenda or outcome or acknowledgement... little things that nature and love brings to life. It is high time that we introspect and retrospect this aspect, to understand the role of little things in our life related to our roots that we continously ignore. As an artist it was important for me to choose a niche to work my way through it.

What do you think it is that people like so much about miniatures?

It’s a totally different perspective of viewing life! People always tend to see things from their eye level and the rarely get to see things and that’s the reason people love miniatures!

What’s In Your CAMERA BAG Right Now?

I have canon 70d 
18-135 kit lens and 100 mm macro lens 
And also I do use google pixel 3xl for miniature shoots

What is your most significant achievement in Photography Field?

I’ve been evolving in the field of photography, and that’s my greatest achievement.

What projects are you working on now / do you have coming up next?

I’ll be travelling across the country taking my miniature subjects and will be creating images! And also I’ll be collaborating with a restaurant chain and shooting using my style.

Do You Have Any Advice For Someone Just Starting Out In MINIATURE PHOTOGRAPHY?

Just to get out and shoot. Keep shooting routinely.


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