I began nature (or rather, travel) journaling on a CAU trip to India with my old friend, Professor and Dean Porus Olpadwala in 2005. My wife is an avid, formerly amateur, now professional, travel photographer. To keep myself occupied and a bit out of the way, I picked up a sketchbook and pencil and began journaling.
Now, almost 15 years later, journaling has become a habit, with stacks of pencil, pen and ink, acrylic and even oil paintings to show for it. I generally do most of my work on the sidelines of exotic photography tours and workshops. Interestingly, even amongst fabulously talented photographers, my sketches still capture everyone’s attention.
There is something in process of capturing scenes by hand that still bears wonder even in the presence of the most incredible digital technology.