I was born and raised in Goa. My photographic interests lie in landscapes, architecture, portraiture, street life, culture, religion, and photojournalism. Places that I find particularly inspiring are Goa, Iceland, and California.
I have photographed extensively in my homeland Goa, recording its land, culture and people, elements that express its sui generis ethos. I have documented the destruction of Goa's environment and its slide into the ugliness and urban chaos that characterize today's India.
Over the past several years, I have traveled widely all over Iceland, to many of its remote areas, in an ongoing in-depth exploration of its landscape.
Another geographical area of focus has been the Death Valley region in California's Mojave Desert.
I am also a musician, and have a lifelong association with the musical traditions of India. I live in California and spend extended time in Goa.
Live music in a historic fort. A bansuri performance in the courtyard at the ancient Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Here is a beautiful rendition of Raga Des on the bansuri by the great Indian musician Pannalal Ghosh.
Decadence fit for a Maharaja. The Maharaja of Jodhpur, that is. The imposing Umaid Bhawan Palace serves as the grand pooh-bah’s digs. Half of it is now a hotel, which is how this photographer-peasant got to snore under the same roof as His Royal Whateverness.
I was having breakfast in the alfresco restaurant at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur when I caught sight of this amorous couple a few feet away on the steps of the palace. Fortunately, I had my camera with me with the appropriate lens already mounted.