Rangjon (2019–Present)

6x6 B&W Photographs

“Rangjon” in Bhoti denotes the Buddhist concept of a self-formation, one that appeared or evolved miraculously; not made by humans. This photo-series is a long-term project recording the folds, faults and formations in the Ladakh Range. Celestial uplifts caused by continental collisions about 50 million years ago birthed the Himalayas. Local tales of Ladakh being underwater correspond with traces of the Ladakh batholith’s geological respirations.

This series attempts to embrace imperfection, capturing the raw play of light with the mountains. It comes from a personal endeavour to meditate through a geomorphological study of the mountains—not striving for technical brilliance, as the region was where my photographic journey serendipitously began.

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