I was born in India, at the foothills of the Himalayas. The pristine Himalayan beauty instilled in me a love for nature, which I rediscovered after moving to the United States in 1992. Soon after, I bought my first camera, and began capturing landscapes across the country. I remember crying at the sight of the first snow in my life, in front of the Merced river in Yosemite.
Internationally acclaimed landscape photographer Charles Cramer‘s photographs was my next inspiration. His images resonated with me so strongly that I immediately signed up for a workshop with him in the fall of 2000. Charlie opened my eyes to the nuances of light and color that make a print truly “sing.” The bug of making luminous prints has not left me since.
I have also been associated with the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, founded by Ansel Adams; as a result, my works have been influenced by the teachings of such notables as Ted Orland, Brian Taylor, Jerry Takigawa, Huntington Witherill and Brigitte Carnochan. In 2009, I was invited to hold my first solo exhibition by the venerable “Sunset Cultural Center” at Carmel. In 2009 and 2010, my photographs were selected in the coveted annual juried exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel.