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I am also a writer/journalist and World War II expert. Find my other work here. The art displayed on this site can be downloaded from my blog.

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HOME PAGE ARCHIVES, Part 1

A collection of photographs which appeared on the homepage and now they're here, because they are old.

Self-Portrait: In Conversation, December 2018 (Standalone)
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Despite its growing mythos as a cosmopolitan super-city, Bangalore, once a small, sleepy town favored by retirees and pensioners struggles to make sense of its meteoric growth from a population of less than a million in the 1980s, to 14 million in 2018. The result of this spectacular growth is a metropolis which appears stagnant even as it is in flux, almost soulless in its efforts to juggle modernity with poverty with a loss of environment; a city resting on its stark contradictions.
City Life: Images from around Bangalore, India, December 2018 (Standalone)
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I did everything right with these dual images, shot using a Canon G16 bridge camera, except fixing the exposure to compensate for low light. The result is high ISO grain which arguably gives these pictures a Vermeer-like veneer. As for my subject? For someone normally open to selfies with strangers, her embarrassment in the face of my camera was as utterly mystifying as it was charming.
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Red, on Red Chesterfield (Standalone Special, November 2018)