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About Me

 

Who am I?

 

Hi, I am Deepti a photographer, a traveller and a photography mentor with Canon India. I am completely obsessed with photography and a true believer in the power of images. Travelling for photography and seeing the new culture and horizons is what I live for! This is the space where I share my travel experiences, life stories,  tips for photography and photos in the form photo stories and blogs.

 

 

My Life story?

 

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That is the story of my life. I was born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and in an unfortunate event of losing my father at the age of four, I and my family moved to Bareilly. With a troublesome childhood, and growing in a humble family the only thing I had in my control was hard work. As a girl, growing up in one such small town, I struggled to ‘stand out’ as well as ‘fit in’ the stereotypical mould of Indian culture.

 

Curious about the life beyond the boundaries, longing to escape its regressive clutches, I entered the big city life and started to work in the sprawling Indian IT industry as an Engineer. However, I found there was a miss. I wasn’t the same girl who believed in being the best. I was just nobody.

 

How Photography changed my life?

 

A colleague handed over a camera in my hand in 2012, and since then my life has been about photography. I have now moved away from my corporate job and living a semi-nomadic life. Travel is what keeps me happy and challenges of photography keep me going. So far I have travelled to 10 countries and 20 states of India on personal and sponsored trips, and I feel I am running out of time.

 

Other projects?

 

Apart from Travel photography and blogging, I work on the gender issues in rural India and small towns under the umbrella project ‘Women of India’. The hardship of my mother and the stories of women I met during the last few years of travel have particularly inspired me to pursue this project. I strongly believe that the gender issues in rural India, which are largely different from urban India and western world and are not highlighted and addressed appropriately, so this personal project is an attempt to bridge the gaps between two Indias.

 

What is photography for me?

 

For me, Photography is an art form, which has taught me a lot in life – to be more human and to live on my own terms. Also, to keep me open to the possibilities which the universe might bring and most importantly, to keep dreaming.

 

 

 

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With the nomads women in Gujarat

 

Please feel free to reach me if you want to talk about photography or just want to say Hello! deepti.asthana@gmail.com

31 comments

  1. as everyone want to at top of the level………but yewr…style of capturing is really fabulous… yuh are at the same way ..but here is smthing different that helps yuh to make urself different, like ur work .. ..god bless yuh ..

  2. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it, you will be
    a great author. I will always bookmark your blog and will
    often come back at some point. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue
    your great posts, have a nice afternoon!

  3. Hi Deepti,

    I like your photography. I have gained interest in photography in last 1 year. I like clicking pictures during my every travel.

    You can find my photographs in facebook with the name “Aniket Imagery”

    I am looking forward to improve my skills and click beautiful moments. Looking forward to learn more from your gained skills.

    Regards,
    Aniket

  4. Hello ma’m, I was simply blown away with your lenswork. I wont say you have put life in your clicks, but you have focused on and enhanced the life which already exists in those. Keep up the magnificent work! Would definitely want to and love to work with you sometime! (just like so many people who follow your work :-p )

  5. Hi Mam

    I am a member of Team eUttaranchal a website portal which is devoted to Uttarakhand. And its my pleasure to tell you that
    we are organizing a women only trek on the occasion of Women’s Day. We Have covered an article about some of the famous
    female travelers (including you) who have paved new paths for other women to look upon and wonder in amusement. Here is the Link – http://www.euttarakhand.com/female-travellers
    If You Like It – You Can Share It With You Loved Ones and you Friends.

    Mamta Rawat the famous Climber and Trekker will be joining us in this trek, so if you would like to have another memorable
    life changing experience with the mountains than do visit this page – http://www.euttaranchal.com/women-trekking

  6. Hi Deepti
    Your blog and photographs are really awesome. The way you capture the perceptions with your lens, it’s really stupendous. The way you interpret the cultural heritage, it’s lovable.

  7. I’m ssrsly inspired by your blog
    I’m in the same field though its been two yrs since ive entered this field
    my source of contacts is not viable to take me to the next level of work
    plz give me some suggestions

  8. You are an inspiration! I am working on my blog and photography too, to make it stand out in the crowd and upgrade my photography skills. Seeing your pictures and achievements really boosted me up.

  9. Hi Deepti,

    I am not a kind of professional photographer but your blog and picture really astounding and believe me your work simply great..

    So please keep it up…

  10. DA
    Your blogs are very edifying and well written with photos making them more realistic.
    Looking forward to have more such travelouges.
    Thanks.
    Pushkar Bhandari

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