I love the hustle-bustle and energy of a railway platform – passengers alighting and boarding, the nudge, the jostle and the push. Every railway platform has its own unique charm and character.
As a resident of Mumbai, I have traveled between stations aplenty and eavesdropped on several conversations (not out of choice). You see, it’s just that, during rush hour, people are packed like sardines. But then there are those moments when I have been lucky enough to have the coach all to myself! Yes, that is possible too.
As someone who loves photographing buildings, I never pass up a chance of capturing the grand architecture and unique character of many railway stations using my phone camera, both in India and abroad. The pictures I have attached give a broad sense of the architecture at some prominent stations and the mood.
This is a photo blog by Karl Kolah, an investor relations manager based in Mumbai and a passionate phone photographer. Even with the daily monotony, the phone lets him capture the moment without going out specifically to shoot. Taking pictures on the go and enthusiastically sharing them on his Instagram feed and continuously improvising from the feedback has made him a self-taught photographer. He likes to capture architecture, landscapes, and open spaces, whether it is one on his way to work or his travel journeys across the globe. Click here to follow him on Instagram.