Santasil Mallik, 22, is currently pursuing Masters in English Literature, but he is more interested in exploring the theoretical approaches that investigate the notions of fictionality and representation in art and literature. He believes all works of representation are fictional, the coexistence of representation and non-fiction is a myth. His relationship with photography, therefore, tries to work beyond the idea of documenting and representing reality. For him photographs act as futile traces of the memories, reflections, and actions associated with his interactions with different circumstances. They serve as testimonies to things that cannot be accommodated in the photographs themselves. This love and hate relationship with photography, precisely because of the limits of representation of the medium, induces him to keep on exploring this marginality. He is certain that he can never fixate himself to a signature photographic style of his own because his relationship is always in the state of becoming.