Here is some feel-good news I would like to share with all - in the last couple of months, two leading Indian newspapers have covered 'Tell Me Your Dreams' for their readers - Times of India and Hindustan Times.
Sharing the two stories here :)
Times of IndiaIt was a personal journey of discovery that led Siddharth Joshi, product designer by profession and traveller by passion, to come up with his photo story series with the hashtag Tell Me Your Dream 2015. His initiative, on the lines of the famous Humans of New York model of using portraits with their personal story, has a fol lowing of more than 11,000 on Instagram.
Though he has a blog and a Facebook page he prefers updating his Instagram account more often as he feels the level of interaction with other users is higher and the space not yet crowded by commercial interests.
"I feel Instagram has managed to re main a personal community platform making way for instant feedback and or ganic collaborations. Their structure is unlike that of Facebook, which has be come commercial with users being asked to pay for getting a particular number of views of their page," says Pune-based Joshi, who's photographs of people from all sections of society reveals exceptional stories of innovation and courage.
Read Full story here: Move over selfies for — insta shares
|Article in TOI Chennai city edition|
Hindustan TimesLate last month, in a narrow bylane in Pune, product designer Siddhartha Joshi met a 15-year-old behrupiya or traditional impressionist named Rajesh. A Class 8 dropout, he was one of the last few in his community still practising his craft, impersonating policemen, politicians and even close relatives at social events, creating chaos as a form of entertainment. If people fall for their tricks, the behrupiya is paid; if they don't, he must leave empty-handed.
Joshi shared Rajesh's photograph and life story on his Instagram account, and got more than 500 Likes and comments in one day. This image is part of Joshi's photo-stories initiative titled Tell Me Your Dream 2015. It is a 365-day project, launched on January 1, that has him asking tailors, vendors, mechanics and others from across the country to share their dreams on the social networking site. "Rajesh's dream is to work in a hotel and not do what he is currently doing," says Joshi, 34, who travels frequently and takes his pictures on his travels.
Read Full story here - Stories in a snap: Artists, writers using Instagram to weave poetry
|'Tell Me Your Dreams' in Hindustan Times|