Visiting the tribal colony of the Parambikulam wildlife range in the boarders of Kerala and Tamil Nadu states in India was a fun trip for us. Once my friend and I headed into the woods, as we wanted to escape from the huzzle and buzzle of our cities, and finally reached at this Tribal colony in Parambikulam. My friend was busy making friends with the kids, and having them pose for few pictures where the village dog who guards many of the families here gave me a strict warning to photograph the tribes. A piece of bread for the doggy didn’t work out this time.
Photographer: Nirmal Harindran (Cochin, Kerala, India) Registered
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 didnt 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.