At the edge of the world.
Indian American photographer Rajan Parrikar has at least three love affairs that he admits to:
- America – where he made his living as a doctor of electrical engineering before chucking it in and devoting his life to photography and music.
- His native Goa whose beauty, culture and cuisine he has profiled regularly in his blog, a priceless, definitive record of a place quickly being raped by developers’ greed.
Rajan visited Iceland some years back, fell in love, and returns annually. Today you can find him here:
Satellite image, January, 2004.
Tonight we drove to the northeast tip that you can see in the picture, the peninsula that looks like the head of a goose. Felt like the edge of the world. There is a lighthouse there and we signed our names in the visitor’s book. It is a 50 Kms drive one way that takes 2 hours on a rough, rutted, bumpy gravel route.
Going the extra mile has always meant getting a better picture. In Rajan’s case, the extra few thousand miles means there is a lot to look forward to. He just upgraded his kit to a couple of Canon 5D/III bodies and take it from me, he will make them sing.
Rajan’s idea of a hotel? It’s one with a view like this, where he stayed the previous night:
Snapped on the iPad3.