There are 10 million stray dogs in India.
Yet, the demand for exotic breeds are on the rise. This investigative documentary into Kolkata's famous pet market Galif Street. To explore the reality behind the illegal pet trade.
Director of Photography
The Investigative style journalism part was very exciting to shoot. We wanted the illegal breeders to speak to use like customers; I did not want to alarm them. Here I had hidden my camera in a black bag. I used the GoPro Hero 7 as it was the tiniest camera to do such an under cover job.
For the dog drives, we used Canon 60D with Rode VideoMic Go. This was a light and easy to move set up.We were walking alot and had to interact with stay dogs; we choose not to take tripods or monopods. Often these dogs get very scared looking at new gear. And a long stick like gear would totally make the dogs run with their tails behind their back.