Doors Are Stories: The Photographic Obsession of Divyakshi Gupta

Great!! So interesting and beautiful photos.


Through traveling, Mumbai-based photographer Divyakshi Gupta discovers other places and cultures, but also reconnects with the lost bits and pieces of herself. “There is immense learning in travel,” says Divyakshi. “An exchange of cultures, stories, experiences, and emotions that resurfaces a deep, underlying truth: we are all the same, yet so different.”

At The Quirky Wanderer, Divyakshi blogs about her wanderings, mostly in the hidden nooks and corners of India. She is attracted to everything — streets to textures to colors — but is especially intrigued by doors. “Doors are more than mere photographic subjects or pretty frames,” she says. “They are stories.”

Can you tell us about your obsession with doors?

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I often think doors are veils to homes. Each have a distinct character, speaking volumes of the people living behind the door. It’s fun to guess what could possibly be behind a door — an array of secrets, emotions, and mysteries. A…

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Un rinconcito del hermoso Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A little corner of the Nacional Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA is the acronym in Spanish), located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.