For many of us, photography is something more than just a hobby. Photography has become the way we earn our living, its become the way we communicate, the way we express our deepest emotions and convictions.

It is also an intrinsic part of history, recording and reminding us of who we are and where we’ve come from as a community. Contraverses is a blog written by Mahesh Shantaram, a photo documentarian who believes deeply in the power of photographs to tell us who we are and what we’ve done and in the power that images have in helping us express ourselves.

He tells us here, of one of the first artists who caught his eye as he was starting off on his journey of discovery in photography.

EDIT: The blog is now defunct, but Mahesh’s website is still active.

Published: June 12, 2007 | Last Updated: August 26, 2016

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