Mohan Krishnan has travelled through the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka to accomplish his travel photography bucket list.
Mohan’s profession has taken him to a lot of places where he has met people from all walks of life. He didn’t treasure them until six years ago, he stumbled upon an American tourist. The man taught the bucketlister the importance of memories and Mohan hasn’t looked back since.
The bucketlister even though with an envious personal and professional life felt the need to seek an achievement in photography to showcase his works in an exhibition. This inadvertently inspired his bucket list to go out on his travel photography expedition.
What started as a passion had now become an obsession. He took up classes with the famous Mr Vincent Versace (Nikon Brand Ambassador), where he learnt the tricks of the trade. When Mohan was posted in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, he took the opportunity to explore the beauty/national heritage of the Indian states. The bucketlister describes it as an experience of a lifetime.
The bucketlister makes sure that his gear, a Nikon D3100 c/w lens and other accessories always travel with him.He draws up the program (a week in advance) i.e., where to start and where to stay etc. He goes onto the internet to search more about the places before embarking on his journey. Mohan travels in his own car which makes his travel comfortable and usually travels alone.
“It goes beyond words. The excitement builds up and the adrenaline runs high.”
Mohan feels that the satisfaction of capturing those moments can’t be expressed with words but with pictures. And as soon as he gets the required photos, he shares it online. He wants people, who intend to travel, have a first hand insight of the place.
He speaks of the most memorable sights during his trip such as observing local musicians play and perform in Maharashtra.
“To be precise, I learnt about the “life outside my own life”. It was a truly ‘spiritual’ experience.”
During his travel photography expeditions, Mohan acknowledges the people who were kind enough to tag along with him. This helped him on his expedition capturing memories in his camera.
“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.”
On his next bucket list, Mohan wants to to capture the extraordinary life of the ‘Aghori‘ in Kasi.
Photography is a form of travel in itself. Furthermore, it’s an art form inspired by passion and ideas. If you too have a bucket list idea in mind, why don’t you add it here. And if you have passion-driven bucket list that you have accomplished yourself, share your story with us and get featured in the Woovly hall-of-fame for bucketlisters.