Travel Photographer telling stories and inspiring others to explore

KARTHIK RAJA

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

BLOGGER

TELLING TRAVEL STORIES THROUGH PICTURES

My aim is to showcase the abundant beauty in this world - natural and man-made, and make people want to travel, to explore and see for themselves the diversity, the uniqueness and yet, the commonality between all the places and people.

I live in Chicago but was born in India, grew up in Jamaica and went to college in the US. I have been to over 25 countries and over 35 states in the US. In my photography, I hope to capture the beauty of a place through a series of photos that tell its story.

My galleries are travel journals of landscapes and wildlife in national parks, of nature - flowers in gardens, birds that visit them and animals that complete the ecosystem, of grand cities that shelter millions, of small towns that people call home and of the people themselves - their daily lives and the events surrounding them.

I am hoping that at the end of each gallery, a viewer is left with one feeling; “I want to go to there!” Thanks Tina Fey for the inspiration.


LANDSCAPES

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

NATIONAL PARKS

We love to travel to parks. In every country, every state we try to seek out a place we can go and see what was there even before we roamed this earth and claimed it for ourselves. The U.S. national parks are magnificent, diverse ecosystems that once entered will never leave your imagination. 

"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." - Ansel Adams              

PEOPLE

PORTRAITS

CULTURE

People matter. People make the place. It is essential that we seek out people and the culture in our travels. It is important to learn how they live, respect it, and take the best parts from it. I love to find people in action and try to capture their joy and transfer it to the viewer through my photographs. In Incredible India there is a story to be told with every person you meet.

“The photograph is an undeniably powerful medium. Free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time.” -- Steve McCurry

CITIES

ARCHITECTURE

SOCEITY

Cities are full of life. They have a rhythm. They wake up in the morning and they shut down in the night. In between it all, it provides shelter and work for millions. Through thousands of years innovation has driven its growth. The greatest cities on earth do this without overpowering nature. I love cities. A perfect vacation is a few days in the city and a few days in the park nearby, all the time, meeting people and eating good food. 

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