Deepti Asthana- An award winning Travel and Documentary Photographer
- Canon India photo mentor from 2016 till date
- Awarded by UNESCO as International Youth Photographer, 2015
- Featured as top blogger of India by various media and travel forums
- Social media influencer for multiple tourism board and brands
Hi, my name is Deepti Asthana. Welcome to my world of Travel and Photography!
Exploring new cultures and horizons is what I live for. This is the space where I share my picture, travel experiences, life stories, tips for photography in the form of photo stories and blogs.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That is the story of my life. As a girl growing up in a small town of Uttar Pradesh, India I never imagined having a career as unorthodox as Photography. Curious about the life beyond the boundaries of a small town, I entered the big city life and started to work in the sprawling Indian IT industry as an Engineer. I had a safe and secure job, only to find out later how suffocating that could be.
Then one fine day I quit my corporate job to live the life I dreamt for myself. My life now revolves around planning, travelling, photography and repeat. In my travels, I venture on the paths less travelled and look for untold stories. My work has taken me to some of the most interesting places on earth and gave me a chance to meet people whose stories have inspired me to keep going!
Apart from Travel photography and blogging, I work on gender issues in rural India and small towns under the umbrella project ‘Women of India’. The hardship of my mother as a single parent and the stories of women I met during the last few years of travel have particularly inspired me to pursue this project.
Apart from writing for my blog, I write and photograph for other publications. My work has been published in BBC News, Al Jazeera, The Hindu, Outlook Traveller, Asian Age, Der Spiegel, Huffington Post, Daily Post to name a few.
Please feel free to reach me if you want to talk about photography or just want to say Hello! email@example.com