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 (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.
For a few years, I used a point & shoot camera, caring occasionally to compose a “reasonable” image, and leaving it at that.
In 2010, I thought of returning to a “real” camera. Despite all my love for analog, and inclination towards the medium and large formats, I decided against these, broke some mental constructions and went ahead 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.
My collection of photographs 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”
update: Many of these photographs used to reside on my Google+ page (and G+ disappeared), so now the majority of them sit quietly inside hard drives, waiting 🙂