Soham Joshi is an Indian visual artist living in Brighton, UK. He uses alternative photographic techniques to explore urbanity and identity. Their research focuses on the materiality of photography and how we situate ourselves within the urban landscape.
With Camera and its Queer Image: The Photo-Objects as Self, Soham imagines the photo objects to be non-binary in nature. The pieces are negatives realised on darkroom photo paper that expects the image falling onto it to be a ‘final print’. The camera further alters identity by leaving marks of the image-making exercise’s physical tension, which can later be seen through the chemical development process the pieces undergo. With this work, Soham tries to push the norms of standard image-making methods. There is individuality in the way these artefacts ‘come out’.He feels a similarity between the process the works go through and the physical, emotional and social settings Soham has experimented with while he figured out his orientation and identity not having conformed to the gender binary.