I was born in Dehradun, in the foothills of the glorious Himalayan mountains. When I was two weeks old, my family moved to Zambia, in Africa. And from there, everywhere. By the time I was 21, I had visited 5 continents, lived in 4 countries and had attended some 10 different schools and colleges.
I did most of my schooling at The Doon School, in Dehradun, and Woodstock School, in Mussoorie. One of the hardest questions to answer was the inevitable “Where are you from?”
“Well let’s see, do you mean where was I born? Or are you asking where my parent’s live? Or do you want to know where I feel most at home?”
The answer to each of those questions was different.
I learned later that I was a typical TCK, or Third Culture Kid: Someone who’d grown up all over the place, and felt at home, both everywhere and nowhere. This duality, gave me the ability to look at things both from within and without; as an insider and an outsider. It has become fundamental to my personality, and given my career choices, as a graphic designer and photographer, an integral part of my craft and career.
I’ve been a photographer for most of my life and have had the incredibly good fortune of studying photography under OP Sharma, one of India’s greatest black and white photographers.
Now in my 40s, I have two fabulous kids and a wife that I’ve been married to for 13 years and who still gets my pulse racing.
I’m blessed that I can do what I love and make a living from it.