To be able to see the person for who she/he is and to be able to click a photo which represents him, which is intrinsically her/him. This facinates me, intrigues me.

To me portraits are an exploration into the very being of a person, a peek into his soul.

Early ones from the 90's, shot on film mostly.

I have shot with a 50mm lens for a long time and have come to appreciate the focal length. I see like it. I know what I will get. The 50mm and natural lighting is what I love most for portraits. Check out my portraits on this blog

The 50mm

The mountains speak to me. Especially the Sahyadris. I dream of roaming the hills and valleys for months at end. Photographing and painting. Landscape photography is hard. To capture what one felt and to recreate the exhilaration of the moment is very hard. The rewards are equally thrilling when you are able to get ‘that’ shot.

I love monochrome landscapes — to focus on the forms and the magical dance of light and shadow.

As much as I love the romance of the black and white I love the colours and textures of flowers.

Current Equipment

  • Sony A7R Mark-3 (FF)
  • Sony Zeiss (FE) 16-35mm F 4 ZA
  • Voigtlander Nokton SE 35mm F 1.2
  • Sony Zeiss Planar (FE) 50mm F 1.4 ZA
  • Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 65mm F 2
  • Sigma Contemporary DG DN OS 100-400mm F 5-6.3
  • Sony OS G (FE) 200-600mm F 5.6-6.3
  • Sony Zeiss (E) 24mm F 1.8 Z
  • Sony (E) 50mm F 1.8

Previous Equipment

  • Sigma DC DN (E) 16mm F 1.4
  • Sigma DC DN (E) 30mm F 1.4
  • Sony (E) 55-210mm
  • Sony (E) 16-50mm F 3.5-6.3
  • Sony A6000 (APS-C)
  • Sony (E) 16mm F 2.8
  • Voigtlander Color Skopar (L39) 35mm F 2.5
  • Sony (E) 18-55mm F 3.5-6.3
  • Sony NEX 3 (APS-C)
  • Panasonic LX3
  • Sigma (A) 90mm 2.8 Macro
  • Tamaron (A) 200-400mm F 5.6
  • Sony (A) 18-200mm F 3.5-6.3
  • Sony A100 (APS-C)
  • Kodak EasyShare V570 23mm & 39-117mm
  • Minolta DiMAGE S414 Lens 35-140mm F 3-3.6
  • Minolta AF (A) 50mm F 1.4
  • Minolta AF (A) 100-200mm F 4.5
  • Minolta AF (A) 28-70mm F 3.5-5.6
  • Minolta Dynax 5 (FF Film)
  • Kodak MC3 (0.3 mpx) Lens 37mm

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