In The Hot Seat - Jayanta Sarkar, A Street Photographer From Kolkata | Interview

In today's post, I will be going to share the interview of Jayanta Sarkar who is an Instagrammer and street photographer. His photo works were also featured in some well-known photographer's Instagram account. Jayanta has more than 30 thousand followers on his Instagram page. This interview is a part of "In The HotSeat"  series,

1) Tell us about your education and profession?

I have passed bachelor of science on nursing and I m a staff nurse by profession. I do photography and it's like a second career for me. I give equal importance to photography and my job.

2) What inspired you to take photography as a second career?

  I used to scroll street photos randomly on the internet..since then I liked to click such pictures and photography became my hobby as well as a passion

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3)  What are your key areas of photography travel/street/lifestyle/wedding/portrait?

Travel, street, and lifestyle is something that I like the most.

4) Which camera you use for street photography? Which apps you use to edit your pictures? 

Nikon D5200 & recently I have GoPro hero 7 black. I use adobe Lightroom and Snapseed for editing.

5) How you earn from this profession?

I haven't earned any money till now but recently I have started a Youtube channel so hope to earn something little if everything goes right. I don't believe in earning but I always believe in earning love and I am sure my audience loves my work. So this love is just equal to earning for me.

6) How to grow on Instagram ? How to increase organic followers and  engagement ?

 Firstly it matters on the content of what you post then daily updates & to use relevant hashtags on every post..these all will grow your Instagram engagement as well as the followers.

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7) Any tips or message you like to share with budding street photographers , Instagrammers and readers of this post?

For my buddies, I wanna say...Try to capture the moments on street and how people struggle in their daily life and whatever u capture it should come from your heart then only the picture becomes perfect.

I hope this interview with Jayanta Sarkar may help you to move towards your passion by giving equal importance to everything in life ( your job and passion). Click  here if you want to check out my old post of this series where I have taken the interview with Rohitesh who is an engineer but chosen biking and motorsports as a full time career.


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  1. I love this post. I love street photography but I am not very good at it. I admire photographers who are not afraid of showing what they see on the street.


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