A Tribute to Summer
19 Jul 2014
Bangalore, or its more traditional name, Bengaluru, is a city built upon a landscape that was once thick with lush forests, and is now dominated by concrete and cars. Since 2007, the population has doubled from a reasonable five million people, to well over ten, making it the third largest city in India. It is a city with growth that has spiraled out of control, pushing nature to its fringes, forcing its citizens to abandon any connection they once had to the natural world. Bangalore may be formally known as the "Garden City" but in the last decade, it has become one of the most polluted cities throughout Asia.
Despite its pollution, noise, and haphazardly built infrastructure, Bangalore, I believe, still clings to a natural beauty to behold – a beauty that is becoming increasingly more precious as the city's future unfolds.
This photo essay is a tribute to Bangalore's summer of 2014. Shot from my 10th story apartment balcony in Electronic City over the course of one month, these photographs embody the hope I have for the city I call home.