Daiquiri (Hawaii) Photo: Bethany Samaddar

This is not a romantic manifesto of how I became an artist or photographer or whatever. Everybody has reasons why they take photographs. I have none. I do it for the sheer joy of it. I take photos because when I see something I wonder what that would look like as a picture. If I couldn’t take photos, I would probably paint on canvas. If I couldn’t paint, I would sketch, draw and doodle. And if I couldn’t do that, I would probably use chalk, charcoal, or burnt brick on a cave wall. I am the caveman who painted on the walls of caves. Why did he do it? For no reason but the joy of it. Like the caveman, I seek neither approval nor permission. I do it because it makes me happy. And if it makes you happy too, then you can help me create more of it by becoming a patron.

Oh and one more thing: I am an excellent cook, if I say so myself.


Awards
Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards 2015.
You can see my entry here:http://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-93391-15

Publications
Accidentally On Purpose (zine), Vol 4, 2015
Lets Explore Magazine, Issue 01, 2016