Photographer Profiles is a regular series on our blog in which we highlight photographers whose works we admire. We will feature photographers from all over the world — award winners, authors, artists, teachers, and more.
Mohan has traveled to all seven continents and has captured beautiful landscape scenes from every corner of the world. His work is currently on display in our gallery -- large-scale landscapes printed on metal -- and he will be speaking about his work and signing copies of his book on Wednesday, April 23 from 7-9pm. More information and registration for this special event by clicking here to visit our website.
1. How did you first get started in photography?
My father was a photographer and I got my first camera as my birthday gift at the age of 8. I’ve been shooting ever since.
2. What is your favorite subject to photograph?
I am primarily a landscape photographer but I also enjoy people photography.
3. Who are a couple of your favorite photographers (past or present)?
I don’t have a favorite photographer in mind. But every photographer from a level of amateur to a professional teaches me something that I don’t know. I am always willing to learn!
4. Canon or Nikon?
For my film photography I use the Panorama Horseman 617 and Leica M6. For my digital photography I use Leica M240.
5. What are three pieces of equipment you are never without (aside from your camera, of course)?
Tripod, my 21mm Leica lens, and extra batteries.
6. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given about pursuing photography?
Use the “golden hour” to shoot your landscapes. The “golden hour” is the first hour after sunrise and the last hour before sunsets.
7. What is the most exciting project you’ve ever gotten to work on?
To share my photography, my passion, my experience and my philosophy in all seven continents through the publication of my book, Seven Continents.
If you would like to learn more about Mohan's work, stop by our gallery to view his photos in the next two weeks, and sign up to attend his Pro Talk on April 23! Registration and more information by clicking here.