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Hello. I have a great appreciation for beauty in nature, wildlife, people, and children, which I try to capture through photography.

I love both color and B/W photography. I am an avid available light photographer. I use digital and film. 35 mm and Medium Format. I like the convenience of digital medium, but its film that captures my heart. I enjoy the compactness of 35mm format, yet its the medium format that really turns me on. However, having said this, I still love photography in any medium, as I just love to dance with light.

I have edited a book on photography, titled "Masters in Focus"that also includes many of my own pictures. I also have hosted an exhibition in India titled "Portraits of a Grand Master".

For those interested in technical details, here is a list of cameras I use.

Hasselblad 500 CM {120 FILM 6 by 6 Format} *USED*
Along with the following lenses
Carl Zeiss Distagon CF 50mm F4 T* *USED*
Carl Zeiss Planar CF 80mm F2.8 T* *USED*
Carl Zeiss Sonnar CF 180mm F4 T* *USED*

Pentax 67 {120 Film 6 by 7 Format} *USED*
Along with the following lenses
SMC Takumar 6X7 105mm F2.4 *USED*
SMC Pentax 67 165mm F2.8 *USED*

Leica M9 and Leica M7 {35 mm FILM}
Along with the following lenses
Vöigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm F4.5
Carl Zeiss Biogon 28mm F2.8 T* *USED*
Carl Zeiss Biogon 35mm F2 T*
Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm F2 *USED*
Carl Zeiss C Sonnar 50mm F1.5
Leica APO Summicron 90mm F2 ASPH *USED*
Leica APO Summicron 75mm F2 ASPH *USED*
Leica Super Elmar 18mm F3.8

Canon EOS 5D Mark II [Digital]

Along with the following lenses
Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8 IS USM II L
Leitz Elmarit R 19mm F2.8 [USED] *
Leitz Wetzlar Summicron-R 35mm F2 [USED]*
Canon EF 50mm F1.2 L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
Leica Summilux R 80mm F1.4[USED] *
Leica Summicron APO R 90mm F2 ASPH Lens*
Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Leica Vario Elmar R 80-200mm F4 Lens

*- These Leica lenses are used on my Canon bodies, using a Leica R to Canon EF Adaptor.

You could email me by clicking here

I would love to get together with fellow Flickr members, from any part of the world. Especially from Chennai

PLEASE, and i ask you very kindly. Do not use my pictures without my written consent for personal or commercial use.

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  • Hasselblad 500c by madangc
  • Experiment by BrokenGhost
  • Sangam by BrokenGhost

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    mahnaznahmed says:

    "Kausthub is one of the most remarkable people i have ever come across...a master photographer, in his own right, with a wonderful vision... and a master communicator who has the ability to use words in a profound and fluid fashion...without ever having met him, i can still say with conviction, that he is one of the most unique people on earth who can connect with nature as easily as he connects with people...
    thanks Kausthub for sharing your special insight into this world of ours so beautifully."

    October 27th, 2009

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    Shibu L says:

    " I met this wonderful photographer in flickr some time back and was amazed by his skills. May it be close ups or landscapes his pictures are always full of stories, it captures our attention and forces us to think about his subjects and his visions about them.
    I believe photos are gates to another world, at another time and the photographer is the gate keeper. It takes discipline and vision to be a skillful gate keeper and Kausthub is one of the best indeed.........My best wishes to him............."

    June 27th, 2009

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    embarrassed coal says:

    "when one ,think about kaus surely they make a smile...
    such a nice jovial personality he has...
    above all he has the ability to convert an ordinary things into dramatic photograph...
    being a local guy i very much enjoy his company while we are out... and after so many years i had few good friends in my photography days and i need not to say MR. KAUSTHUB among one of them...
    when one can see the happiness, cheers and mostly the HILARITY from his photographs...
    hats off MR. Kausthub...!!!!!"

    March 13th, 2009

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    Gaf . says:

    "Kausthub es un exelente fotografo que me cautivo con sus retratos de personas y sus paisajes imponentes.
    Me ha hecho viajar a otros lugares del mundo , disfrutarlos y sentirlos , sin necesidad de haber estado ahi.
    Tambien es muy respetuoso con sus comentarios en mi mural, cosa que valoro mucho, ya que yo no soy una fotografa profesional.
    Sus comentarios siempre son calidos y agradables.

    Gracias por tu "flickr amistad"


    February 18th, 2009

Kausthub Desikachar
July 2008
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Kausthub Desikachar