Like many photographers, I started out shooting on film.
I shot on 35mm negatives between ’95 and ’02 – using my dad’s prime-lens Olympus.
Later, I switched to slide film (still 35mm) on a Minolta between ’02 and ’05, experimenting on b/w Scala and low-ISO color films. The ‘Ladakh’ photographs were shot on a Maxxum 7, Minolta 24-85 f3.5-4.5 lens.

At some point, I lost all my interest in photography, and left my SLR.
Over the past few years, I used a point & shoot camera, caring occasionally to compose a “reasonable” image, and leaving it at that.

Only recently, I thought of returning to picture-taking for a few years. Despite all my love for analog, and inclination toward medium and large format, I decided against it, broke some mental constructions and went with a digital SLR.

The raw materials for the next phase of exploration were a Nikon D90, and two lenses – a Nikon 50mm/1.8 prime and a 11-16mm/2.8 lens from Tokina; I eventually moved to a full-frame D800 with a 16-34 f/4 lens. I share here a collection of photographs, some of which record a journey that began many years ago – Unconsciously at first, and later with a purpose – to search for the elusive Flamings of beauty into earthly shapes

Some of my photographs reside on my Google+ page

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