I find myself spending a lot of time outdoors, motivated primarily by a lifelong fascination with nature. I often bring a camera with me on these trips so that I can practice photography in wonderful natural surroundings. The original film or digital captures are later refined using a computer in my home studio. This activity plays a vital role in the overall process of making prints and I consider it every bit as important as field work. Although I do create single images from time to time, I prefer working on projects. These longer ventures can stretch from a few weeks or months to several years. With each project I hope to produce a collection of photographic images that explore specific concepts.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, within easy reach of my favorite places such as the Pacific Coast, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and many other unique locations strewn across the beautiful state of California.

Anil Rao