I was born in Sirsi, a small town in the midst of the Western Ghats in Karnataka. The beauty of the Western Ghats thrills anyone who is a nature lover. I never intended to be a photographer; but I did have some initial experience with cameras. When I became a father, I started clicking photos of my pretty daughter. As any father would do, I too shared her photos with my friends, and uploaded them on a few social networking sites. Everyone started appreciating my pictures. That’s when I realised I can do something more in the world of photography. My interest started growing, and as a result, I bought my first D-SLR in 2007.
That is how my endless journey in the world of photography began. I started clicking each and everything, something that any amateur photographer does. I received a lot of compliments and appreciation from my friends. In the meantime, I met Mr. M S Hebber, a renowned photo-artist in India, who is my mentor. Through his guidance, I started lending pictorial value to my photos. That was a great turning point. I saw myself turning into a mature photographer. I started participating in photo salons, both at the national and international levels, and exhibited my work. Of late, I have started exploring my skills in nature and pictorial photography. At the end of the day, I do photography for my own interest and happiness.
As told to Tanika Godbole
Romantic Walk Little Author
Sakharayapattana, Karnataka Streaming Sunlight
Rosary Church, Shettihalli Sathodi Falls