In Hindu tradition, Nagesh is a manifestation of Lord Shiva, and one of the 12 jyotirlingas. The ancient shrine of Nagesh in the village of Bandivade (also known as Bandode) in Goa probably dates as far back as the 5th C. Its interior location saved it from the depredations of the early Portuguese conquests. Historically…
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 shot extensively in my homeland of Goa, recording its surviving heritage and its sui generis ethos. I have documented the destruction of Goa's environment and its rapid slide into the ugliness and urban chaos that characterize today's India.
I am also a musician, with a lifelong association with the musical traditions of India. I live in California and spend extended time in Goa.
Photo credit: Sanjeev Trivedi
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