When we were young we had different dreams about becoming the grown-ups. We had crazy, unimaginable and wild dreams about our professions. But people would often look at us like we are crazy and would immediately stop that “hallucination”, saying that we would hardly become what we dreamed of as children. Instead, we get jobs that are the most prosperous, the most available, the closest, or the easiest. Rarely do people achieve their childhood dreams.
One Mumbai-based student was inspired by this idea when her mother often told her that it is unlikely to fulfill your childhood dream profession. Deeksha Rathore started a project named “Dreamcatcher”, which is a photo series od 12 diptychs. These tell the story of people’s present careers and their childhood dream jobs. Deeksha wrote on her Instagram profile: “One seldom ends up following the path they thought they would, and that’s alright.” So, she decided to use the best of her abilities to picture that in her work. She started asking people what they wanted to be when they were kids. Seldom did anyone have the same dream and current profession. Her project was for her photography class and the concept is incredibly simple yet effective.
She juxtaposed pictures of people in their current profession with pictures of them representing their childhood dream profession.