My name is Raj. I am an Australian living in New York (there are bits of India and Kenya in me as well). I have been a scientist for decades, but when I discovered photography, I began to see the world, and life itself, in a wonderful new light (pun not intended). I find the process of photography, regardless of the end-product, to be reward enough; if the process happens to result in a pleasing photograph, that’s just the icing on the cake.
“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” – Elliott Erwitt
So I’ll keep it brief.
I photograph things that make me feel something, and I consider a photograph to be a success if I think it captures and conveys that feeling. For me, emotional and esthetic content are more important than technical perfection. My greatest joy lies in finding something extraordinarily beautiful or affecting in a seemingly ordinary environment; and photographing it!
The Portrait. Fazenda Gallery, London, United Kingdom, September 2017
Black and White. Blue Moon Camera and Machine, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 2017
Shot on Film. The Willow Tree, Johnson City, Tennessee, USA, September 2017
Microcosmos and Sydney Harbor. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA, from March 2014
Teasing Illusions. Gallery Bar, New York, NY, USA, October 2013
New York Through My Eyes. 650, New York, NY, USA, June 2013
Microcosmos, Still life and Twinkle toes. Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, USA, December 2012
Rusty Commer. Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook, IL, USA, from 2017
Ars Gratia Artis 06. Loews Atlanta Overlook, Atlanta, GA, USA, from 2017
Ars Gratia Artis 148. Mason & Rook Hotel, Washington, DC, USA, from 2016
Ars Gratia Artis 148. Gild Hall Hotel, New York, NY, USA, from 2016
On a Pedestal. New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY, USA, from 2014