Portrait - Professional


Girish Menon


This village is located in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. I hire a camel cart, camel-man and guide and head into the desert for a few nights. We cook food and camp along the way. This entire village is engaged in weaving loom. This was one of the first few photographs that I made when we had just arrived after two or three days of traveling through the desert.

Biography: Girish Menon has been an editorial fine art photographer since 2002. A solo-backpacking trip from Mumbai across the Southern tip of India way back in 2003, turned life around for Menon. Having set off with a camera and 30 rolls of film, this I.T. programmer discovered a world he didn�t know existed; an organic world � simple, pristine and beautiful. As an explorer, Menon �saw strange places and met stranger people�. Life was never the same again. Formal training in photography immediately followed. The young lens man travelled through Maharashtra, publishing numerous photo essays...

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