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Girish Menon


Sitting at a beach shack in Goa in 2009, I watched them bathe buffalos and thought that I must photograph it sometime. In January 2014, I was waiting for my brunch when a buffalo charged into the sea for his bath. We were just back from a birding trip through the Zuari river. I was tired and hungry. I could feel my mind wanting to go and make the picture but my body wanted food. Nevertheless, I marched along the 400 odd meters to get to the heart of the action and along the way, I passed this couple who were least interested in the buffalo activity. As I stood there making photographs, their curiosity increased and they turned towards the buffalo while I made this photograph.

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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