Deeksha Rathore, a Mumbai-based student, did a striking photo series as part of a project for her photography class.
Dubbing the project Dreamcatcher, Rathore spoke to people and asked them what they wanted to be when they were kids. "It was so interesting to see how vastly different those dreams and their subsequent realities were; I knew I had something there. The series of 12 diptychs that highlights the vast contrast between an individual’s current job and the dreams they had as a child," Rathore told BuzzFeed.
The Doctor vs. the Cricketer
The Mithai Maker vs. the Fashion Designer
The Bartender vs. the Corporate Employee
The Air Hostess vs. the DJ
The House Help vs. the Bharatanatyam Dancer
The Rickshaw Driver vs. the Artist
The Jeweller vs. the Air Hostess
The Vegetable Seller vs. the Cook
The Paan Seller vs. the Security Guard
The Juice Wala vs. the Army Officer
The Mochi vs. the Policeman
The Salesman vs. the Professional Carrom Player
"Its purpose isn’t to determine whether there is a feeling of regret or relief amongst these individuals who didn’t live out their childhood dreams. Those emotions are very personal and subjective. I’ve simply tried to contrast a dream and a reality through my work," Rathore told BuzzFeed.
Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.
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