I live in the southern tip of India, in Pondicherry a former French colony on the Bay of Bengal. It has a vibrant art community - painters, potters, photographers and a slower pace than India's teeming metros. I have learned photography with friends in the small B&W darkroom of my College where like so many others, I fell in love with slowly developing image in the tray. Later I continued to learn during my weekend photo trips with friends, blogs and especially photography books. I collect photo books and they have been wonderful teachers.
Photography is not my livelihood but I wish it were. It sustains me emotionally and is my treasured creative outlet. It's been my passionate hobby for over 20 years now and I still dream of being able to pursue it full time someday.