Twenty Thousand Leagues Above the Sea
22 May 2009
India's map has always fascinated me. It some how always reminds me of a preschool kid trying his very best to sketch a voluptuous female figure;
and having said that, the best way to describe where these photographs were shot, would be just under the left ear of the sketch subject, the little town of Leh.
Sitting perfectly leveled accross the alpine desert, Leh is cornered by two of the world's greatest mountain ranges. The barren landscapes, decorated by scattered sites of ancient monasteries, makes it a photographers dream.
Its sharp contours are carved by unimaginable tectonic movements which show the fierce power of nature by sculpting the landscape to what one sees today; wind and water among its harsh surroundings. Equally appealing to the naked eye, through the lens is an accentuated view of the true characteristics of each element enjoying its untouched surrounding and how each co-exists in mythical magnificence.