Hello, beautiful people. Welcome to photo country. And I'm your host Rajeev. You're listening to episode 35. If you've just started listening PhotoCountry is about the photographer's journey. Join us as we chat with some of the most talented and inspiring photographers from all walks of life and all around the world. Hear their personal stories of triumph, passion, and perseverance.
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Today, we talked to a homeboy from Madurai who went to the same college that I did, the American college. Sanjeev Hirudayaraj.
He's right now based in New York state. But originally he works and lives in London. He's a passionate photographer who loves to shoot events, festivals, wildlife, and people from all around the world. For him, photography is therapy. And he loves to get lost in the process of taking a photograph. Come let's get into the conversation with Sanjeev Hirudayaraj.
When I say, it is therapeutic, it lets you express oneself. And when I take photos, I totally lose myself in the process, you know, and whenever that happens, it's good. It's always good.
When I come back and look at the pictures, I totally forget what, what was happening to me. So you get drawn into this thing. So that's what I like about photography. It draws you in and immerses yourself into the process to get the shot. I think it's like any other art form in the sense like, you know, you lose yourself in the art. That's the appealing bit about it.
But to be honest with you, I get a lot of inspiration, not just from these greats, but also from my fellow photographers on social media. For the last 10 years I've been with the National Photographic Magazine online group. That's when it all started. And those photographers, their comments and their inspiration is what inspired me to take photography seriously.
You can check out Sanjeev’s work on Instagram
Thanks, Sanjeev for your time. It was a pleasure catching up with you and thank you for sharing your journey with us. I hope you guys enjoyed this episode of photo country. As always leave us a like on any of the podcasting apps that you're listening to this episode on. And do share this episode with your friends who also love photography, as we do.
Appreciate your support. In the next episode, I revisit an old interview that I did with my good friend, Kaviarasu, where we discussed the art of storytelling through imagery. Till then stay safe and keep clicking. This is Rajeev signing off.