Powerful Photo Series Reveals People’s Real Jobs Compared To What They Dreamed Of Becoming As Kids
When you were a child, what career path did you dream of? A doctor? A rock star? A surgeon? An astronaut? Whatever it was, the reality for most of us is that the jobs we've ended up doing are far from the best jobs we imagined for ourselves as kids.
Inspired by this idea, Mumbai-based student Deeksha Rathore embarked upon a project called "Dreamcatcher," a photo series of 12 diptychs highlighting the contrast between people's current careers and their childhood dream jobs. "One seldom ends up choosing a career they thought they would, and that's alright - real-life problems do happen," she wrote on Instagram. "So I decided to capture this to the best of my ability by talking to people in Mumbai in various professions and asking them what they wanted to do when they were children." The photo ideas are part of a project for Rathore's photography art class, and as you can see from the pictures below, it's remarkably simple, yet also incredibly thought-provoking. Are YOU following your dreams?
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