Award Winner | Photo of the Day | December 14, 2010
Shot at the hill station of Vagamon, in Idukki district of Kerala, India shows the enchanting beauty of monsoon season and the morning sunlight finding hard to break into through the mystic clouds of western ghats of India. The daily routine morning walk of the school going children of the hill station here reminds us of a dream vacation morning walk.
Photographer: Nirmal Harindran (Cochin, Kerala, India)
Hailing from the city of looms and lores, Kannur, Kerala, photography and traveling was not a choice but became of a way of life for Nirmal Harindran like an inherent need. He loved photographing images and also painting and sketching since when he does not remember. But when he was 16 he saw a documentary film featuring ‘Reza’ the photographer and founder of ‘AINA’ and then he wanted to put himself to the extremes at that point but soon he realized more than just thinking about photographing the tragedy of a war what he should be hoping is the war and the tragedy within the war to be over soon. Then he got a job as an assistant in a local studio in his city, Cochin and the same time he was doing his graduation and post graduation as well on subjects that he didn’t wish to learn although. But he took projects during free time and later left the studio and started freelancing and discovered the never ending excitement of taking the uncertain routes. He just loves to capture all his travel moments without losing its essence.
At present he is working as a freelance travel photographer and when it comes to academics he holds a masters degree in MBA(HR) and he is carrying on travel and life style research study with specific interest in changes in livelihood patterns across the world.