I was born in a small village in Rajasthan – a land of vibrant colors, picturesque landscapes and a rich heritage. I was cut off from technology, as our village had no electricity. At 12, I got my 1st point & shoot camera, a gift from my Dad for getting 1st class in my exams. It was love at first sight. Out of my first 36 clicks, 2 survived. 2 months later, I returned with another roll, praying to God to save my pics. The man at the studio then taught me about the basics of photography. The next time, I actually returned with 38 survivors!
It’s been 13 yrs. So much has changed. But my passion hasn’t. When I look at a picture, I see a piece of time, that will never repeat. A handful of history that the world ignored, but someone captured.
In India, classical music is still taught through the guru-shishya parampara, in the presence of a master, through relentless and regular training. But good Gurus are rare, esp. in an age where everyone's running after money. That’s why this opportunity means the world to me. And I'd like to make the most of it. At 25, I already feel that life is too short. There's a whole world of images, waiting to be captured. And I’m in no mood to stop.