Bridging the Gaps – Urban Photography

Isaac Newton once said, “We build too many walls and not enough bridges”. But that’s not the case with Mumbai, a city with hundreds of bridges, some of which even date back to the British colonial times.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a bridge?
Connectivity? Convenience? Development? Or the life surrounding it and thrives under it? Photographer Shreyas Vanmali’s photo series on bridges perfectly encapsulates the way bridges and skywalks complement the bustling, busy and alive city life of Mumbai.

These photographs make you notice the different shapes and structures these concrete structures morph into, and the stark contrasts they create against the sky. Bridges in Mumbai remind you of veins in a body, maintaining a circulation of a kind. At a first glance, these photographs may seem simple, but you start noticing a lot of activity once you zoom in. People selling different kinds of flowers, vegetables, sunglasses, and people zooming past, sometimes even pausing to buy something. Every photograph tells you a story, you just have to listen to what the bridges have to say.