I am an Indian mathematician who takes image making seriously.
My photographic journey began at the age of fourteen on a trip to Rajasthan in India. I was handed a Kodak film camera to take pictures with. I clicked out three rolls in the journey and when the 108 prints made their way out of the darkroom, they all looked alike: a white blank. This was my first lesson in image making. Next I remember finding a Pentax mirror less in a curio shop, it did not work, besides my parents did not want to have anything to do with my photographic pursuits after the disaster in Rajasthan. So I took the contraption apart, gear by gear one little screw at a time. Cameras are beautiful and mysterious objects. A while passed before I made images again. It was the digital age that made images cheap to produce on a screen. So I borrowed cellphones with cameras to do what I had tried in Rajasthan ten years ago. The internet had arrived in India. Blogs of Indian artists were blooming in the blog sphere like cherry blossoms in spring. After having studied their work for three years, I bought my first DSLR in 2008. It was a Canon 1000D. I have been making images ever since. I have realized that to mature as a photographer, one has to go down to the core of the process and at first deny the proposition that photography is an art. When one tries to use the camera as a tool to make images and not to do any of the vague and pedantic things the internet tells you a camera does then the technical act of image making becomes mysterious. What you thought was a process becomes an inquiry into the nature of sight and perception.
I held my first exhibition of photographs in Seoul.
I am interested in the nature of urban space and how it affects our sense of possibility. My current project is an attempt to document idiosyncrasies of the Korean neighborhood.