,,,Die Grenzen meiner Sprache sind die Grenzen meiner Welt“- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Translation: The limits of my language are the limits of my world)
I have always been something of a nerd for languages. In school, I remember trying to frame my thoughts in all the languages I knew, just for fun (and to show off a little). So as soon as I finished school I decided to *surprise surprise* learn a new language (to show off a little more).
Before I knew it, I was at Max Mueller Bhavan, absolutely thrilled to perceive everything around me through a whole new world of words and sounds. For a few years after that, I was even dreaming in German. (not kidding) I guess they’re right when they say, “you can never understand one language until you understand at least two”.
Little did I know there was an entire world of nonverbal languages that I hadn’t explored yet. Up until this time, photography in my life was as existent as unicorns on rainbows or Captain von Trapp’s sense of humor! Only when I started writing for newspapers did I realize that I was looking for something more. Honestly, I don’t exactly remember when or why I started taking photos; I just remember instantly falling in love with photography and its amazing ability to reach people across the globe, irrespective of the language they speak or how educated they are. I loved its wide horizons that allow one to amaze, baffle, shock or sadden absolutely anyone who can see. And just like that I found my calling!
Today, I alternate between teaching at Max Mueller Bhavan and shooting weddings, people, places, architecture, food, cultures and pretty much anything that fascinates me.
So here I am – a candid wedding photographer and a German teacher who is constantly endeavoring to expand the limits of her world.