The FACE OF ANDHRA PRADESH is a new collection of portraits, taken during three visits to Southern India. Through the lens of my camera I try to capture the human condition, depict the life of an individual and create an evocative image that is able to stand on its own. I keep returning to India because of the people, friends I have made there, and for ultimately, the universal thread of humanity that I find there. Actually, for me India is a journey connected with an ability to discover and investigate new places I haven't been to - trying new food, seeing how the locals live, and how they observe their religious practices. To me it's interesting to learn about these differences and how we all are fundamentally the same.
The 103 color portraits in the book convey ideas and tales that remind us of feelings of what it might be like to be in each of these places. In looking through the portfolio, viewers will look into the enchanting youthful eyes of a girl from Bhadrachalam, the intense glare of a vegetable vender from Hyderabad, or the sprightly smile of an elderly farm woman from Munagacharla; the stories behind each portrait seem infinite. This book is the ideal gift for photographers, travelers and students as well as the perfect addition to any photography library or coffee table.