After spending four years living completely nomadically, I moved to Calcutta, India and rented a small apartment in the neighborhood of Chetla with my wife Deonnie. She was doing dissertation research there, and I aspired to see India through the eyes of a resident, not a tourist. I soon found that words alone could not do justice to the overwhelming experience that is India, nor could pictures alone capture the complexity and nuance of life there without words to give those pictures some context. This book is a series of letters home, each letter a photo essay attempting to paint a picture, with both words and images, of life in India. I hope you will enjoy.
David King has been taking pictures since his father taught him the difference between shutter speed and f-stop when he was a child. He has been writing fiction and non-fiction since his mother taught him his first big word: “articulate,” at age 6. Moving to Boston for university, he studied electrical engineering & photography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wellesley College and the New England School of Photography. After working many years as an engineer, David moved into a VW camper in 2003 and spent four years living nomadically, traveling throughout the United States and overseas. In 2007 he returned to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he currently lives with his wife and traveling companion Deonnie Moodie. firstname.lastname@example.org www.BlurryBike.com