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Parable #7 : Rohan - Embracing My Inherent Radicalness

Rohan Hande | Indian | Photographer | Visual Artist


To me, being radical means to bring about change that affects what might already be an established style. We all do it everyday in our own line of work, our personal relationships and even on an introspective level. I feel being radical is inherent in all of us and we should embrace it. Be it a change in your style of work because you are inspired by others or be it evolving as a social being. We just need to think radically.

More than a paradoxical situation, I think whenever I think about choice, it takes me back to when I graduated University in 2014 from the Arts University Bournemouth. Not because I didn’t want to come back home and start off here. But I was there for 3 years, which had affected the way I look at images, the way I work on personal and professional situations, even the way I dressed and did my hair. I even remember at times, when I came back to Mumbai for the summer holidays, telling my friends that I’m going home (Bournemouth) in 2 weeks. Even though it was funny, I did realise that it was a reflex and I had actually started thinking of maybe starting my work base there. So when reality hit at the end of the 3rd year and how difficult it was to get a work visa, it wasn’t just a concern about work opportunities, but more on an emotional level, where I’d have to leave all that behind. The choice was an obvious one and I returned home a couple of years ago. Though I would never know what the other path forked out to, this one has been an absolute joy ride! The people I’ve met, had the chance to collaborate with, been inspired by.. it’s beautiful! 


View Rohan's work here


Paradox Parables is an anthology of short anecdotes from the lives of diverse individuals faced with opposing ideas, opportunities and decisions. What they choose to do makes them who they are. They are Radical.

April 28, 2017 by Hans Kapadia