We had the good fortune of connecting with Krutik Thakur and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krutik, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
Getting into creative field was the most difficult decision for me.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My work is to show people simple things with different perspectives and I think planning and executing different kind of silhouettes with sunset that set me apart from others . I’m proud of the decision I had made in my past and the patience I had shown in every difficult circumstances and did many things nobody thought I’ll be able to do. Architecture and performing arts are the two things I love .I wanted to be an architect but grades didn’t fit the criteria to get admission and I was very much upset about that…My sadness broke in tears.. I locked myself in the room and cried for an hour.. My father was 2 years away from his retirement and I have to get a good job before that..I was so tense about my future… After an hour, I got up, washed my face and the first thing I saw was my mobile and looked outside the window.. It was raining heavily.. Then grabbed my mobile.. Wore raincoats.. And went on a solo bike ride.. traveled and captured all beautiful places of my town… That day was a Turning point for me… I felt so fresh and returned home with a positive mind.. Here I took the most big and difficult decision of my life..took admission in Bachelor of arts in Film and Television because I had a feeling that it’s my path and I’ll find a destination. My college was 3 hours away from my house and college time was 7.30am so I had to get up at 4 am everyday to reach there. First 4-5 months were challenging phase, being from a small town and suddenly in big city and being an introvert everything was too difficult for me and at one stage I got tired of the hectic schedule and this is where started blaming myself that I took a wrong call and also loosed support from my parents they were totally against me because my father’s company was offering a job at my father position after his retirement and they wanted me to choose this path and they also said that “Art will not feed your stomach.. Don’t be stupid” I was in so much doubt and felt myself stuck and day by day got more introverted and depressed. Then I requested my elder sister for a Dslr.. She gave me her brother-in-law Dslr to use for a few days and I stopped going to college. Quarantine of others started during the pandemic but I had quarantined myself 3 months before that… I just disappeared from social media… Parties.. Outings etc…and during evening time use to go to the beach alone and practice and experiment. Even I bought a camera on rent to practice or requested my friend to give me a few days . After spending months in learning I came back strong on Instagram…Bought camera on rent and lockdown gave me time to showcase my photographs to the world .. And consistently posting silhouettes bought me in limelight ..and a few months back I got my first camera on EMI and today I found myself in a healthy position…. I’m getting a good amount of love from people… My work is published in a few newspapers and magazines.. I’m getting support from my family and friends….I’m giving my contribution to handle household expenses…and the best part is that.. I’m Happy and confident like never before. My life is a book of different chapters and I learned different lessons in each of those and one common thing I learned is to enjoy your existence and explore what gives you inner peace. Photography is such a beautiful job but also one of the toughest than too it is counted as a small profession here. A model with good looks is praised more than the photographer who made him look good so just need the world to support and respect artists who are the soul of the art.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Mountains are 30mins away from my house and being a morning person I’ll love to start my day with my best friend on mountains and witness the beautiful sunrise with a cup of coffee and camera to shoot a few photos and after breakfast go on a bike ride and will take some kind of food for lunch and there is a lake which will a peaceful place to have lunch and after relaxing for a while we will get back to home and get fresh and catch up the sunset at chikhla beach and the isn’t over yet we’ll be on the beach even after the sunset and enjoy the stars in the open sky and than we will eat Dinner and watch any of the movie such kid of moments I would love to spend with my best friend.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are many….but family will be always at the top. My mother blindly believed in me and let me do whatever I want to do and my sister ‘Kajal’ who gave his brother-in-law’s camera to learn and whenever I left like zoned out or in doubt i pinged my best friend Kriyanshi and she always helped me to get out of every tough situation and another best friend is Muskan… We were in same school but became best friends on Instagram and she scolds on my mistake but also shows right direction…the list of people will goes on.. Wherever i have reached now and will reach in future all credits to my family and friends.