Photography is a passion. It is both a journey as well as a destination. When I am behind the camera, I go into a meditative state. Its just me, the camera and the subject.

Having bitten by the travel bug at a very young age, and having looked at beautiful picture postcards from far and distant places as a kid, I embraced travel photography in the digital era.

I firmly believe in the saying – This life is a book and those who don’t travel, read but only a page…

I bought my first DSLR – a Canon 30D – in March 2006, the day it was officially launched in Singapore. And over the past few years, the equipment has gone through a few upgrades. I refuse to get drawn into a debate about equipment, because photography to me, is more than the equipment that I use.

Its about learning to see.

I am constantly looking forward to visiting new places, re-uniting with people from some past life, and capturing the beauty of a place and the people in best light.I primarily enjoy travel, landscape and wildlife photography, though I must admit that my interests have kept evolving and that’s the beauty of this journey.

Ever since I photographed my first lunar eclipse in August 2007 and  my first total solar eclipse in August 2008, I am hooked to eclipse chasing. Whenever time and money permit, I plan a trip to a location that revolves around the eclipse…Photography calls for sacrifices – waking up at an unearthly hour for a dawn shoot (when most people would be under covers), skipping meals during the day (or eating on the go, as I travel from one place to another), no social dinners (dinner is the last thing on my mind when the sun is making its way down to the horizon and the light is changing dramatically every moment), getting bitten by bugs, and staying up all night (to capture the magic that our eyes can’t see). But when I see an image that I capture exactly as I see it, every sacrifice in the world makes it so worth it. That unbridled joy is priceless.I believe in responsible travel, and in supporting the local community. I give back to society what I can.

Proceeds from the sale of photographs from this website will go towards supporting the fishing community of Kampung Khleang, off Tonle Sap in Cambodia. Nothing would give me more happiness than to see some of these kids turn out into responsible, confident and happy adults.

If you want to embark on a journey to learn photography or you would like to join me on one of my upcoming photography trips, please send me a mail.

You can reach me at : contact @ shuttergraphy . net

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