Praful Rao was born in Kalimpong, India, and after serving in the Indian Air Force for 23 years as an air traffic controller, he returned to his home town to run an internet café and concentrate on his photography. He is also involved in social causes like consumer movement, anti drugs and AIDS work and environmental issues.
He is a self taught photographer whose interest in photography spans almost a whole lifetime. Having been introduced to photography as a teen, he has used a variety of film cameras for his work, yet the advent of digital cameras has given new emphasis to his photography.
He specializes in no particular field, choosing to capture whatever catches his eye or creating photographs from themes in his mind. Though most of his photography is of people and nature, he has done some serious work on minimalism, still life and still enjoys doing black & white work.
Praful Rao's People Gallery