PHOTOGRAPHER / MENTOR
Manish Lakhani

“my life is driven by the journey, not by destination” 

Photographer & adventure chaser with one foot in the highland cold desert of Himalaya and one on pedals to change dreams. He loves Camera, and travel on a bicycle into remote areas. A photographer, adventurer & traveller from the western part of India, who is eager to see the new world and strongly believe said by the great friend late:

Joel “not a geographical location, more a place in the heart”.

Manish is a versatile photographer with an excellent history of creating brilliant images of culture, heritage and landscapes. For several years now, he has been photographing the cultural heritage of India that includes the shepherds of Himalayan Highlands, native people of North-East India and western India in addition to rich traditions of Kerala. He is renowned for his unique portrayal of remote cultures from across India.

His works have been regularly featured in magazines across the world, and he is attested by several experts as one of the finest travel photographers from Indian in the recent years.

He is also known for his prowess in landscape photography, that has been achieved with his years of travelling in the high Himalayas. His portfolio is admirable and very diverse and includes star-studded mountainous skies, snow-filled trans-Himalayas, exotic festival and semi-nomadic cultures. He was born with a love for mountains, which has carried him back to Ladakh and other highlands of Himalaya many times over. He has captained many incredible expeditions and photography workshops in the high mountain regions, including the venerated Chadar Trek, which he has led more than half-a-dozen times during the winter months in Ladakh. And Ladakh is a winter home for him since last decade.

After many years of working as computer network engineer, he decided to follow his dream and moved on the road for almost 6 months. He is an avid cyclist, who made memorable cycling expeditions in Changthang regions of Ladakh multiple times and an incredible solo bicycling trip of 15,000 kilometres in India just in search of good pictures, meet people and enjoy the vast culture of India, where he visited almost all states of India on his account. The ride took him five & half months on the road in the year 2013.

He has been mentoring photography enthusiasts for several years now and is known for his exuberant personality as much as he is known for his photography skills.

Manish was born with a love for travel, which has carried him back to the remote places in India, coastal side, Central Asia and South East Asian Countries as well in search unique culture, stories and images. He has captained some incredible photo expedition just not in the high mountain regions, but other corners where colourful culture and unique way of life.

He is a travel & documentary photographer, explorer and adventurer. This place exhibits his work, photos and stories. He has explored the corners of Himalaya in almost all seasons and an expert in leading expeditions, photography workshop in the Himalayas who understands the location. You might want to be part of his upcoming trips, please contact (click here).

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