Asok Kumar Patra
Born in India, 1951
Lives in Asansol, India
For Asok Kumar Patra, the art of exploring and capturing the essence of life came naturally. Being a Painter, Photography was the only natural progression in his quest for capturing the nature. His first camera was a SLR - Asahi Pentax MX - bought in the early-1980s. Since then, the fondness for photography and traveling has only grown. Having travelled across a dozen countries - from base camp of Mt. Annapurna, Nepal to Capri, Italy to games reserves of South Africa, he truly is a Travel Photographer. His love for Wildlife Photography increased when he was living near Bandhavgarh National Park, being posted in Madhya Pradesh, India for over 6 years.
Presently, he resides in his lovely home in Asansol and dedicates all his time to documenting his adventures - and of course, Photographing and Traveling.
Born in India, 1988
Lives in Düsseldorf, Germany
Avishek Patra is an avid traveler and an amateur Photographer. His interests mainly include Travel Photography, but also loves to do Wildlife Photography when possible. Inspired by his father at an early age, he has been a keen student of photography since his school days. Having traveled across the country - from mountains of Ladakh to sandy beaches of Pondicherry with his parents - he also developed an insatiable appetite for travel. After getting his first camera - a Semi-Pro D-SLR Canon 550D in 2010-11, and then moving to Germany for studies, the passion for travel and photography has only increased.
After having photographed and traveled around 30 countries, he continues to live in Germany working as a research engineer - and of course, Traveling and Photographing.