Photo Country with Rajeev

Photo Country with Rajeev

Hello beautiful people! This is your host Rajeev! I sit down every week with fellow photographers, both amateur and professional, to discuss their craft and their approach to it - both as a hobby and as a business. It is a deep dive into why they do what they do. This is the show where you can learn from fellow creatives and get inspired on your photography journey. Appreciate every one of you listening. You keep me going! Leave this podcast a review on podchaser, apple, google podcasts or spotify. It helps grow this show. Happy listening!


November 21, 2022 21 min

You're looking at something within, within a box, and what you see is what you get, right? So if you want to be thinking differently, then look within that lens and see how you can see something different that nobody else has seen. That is the only thing. Otherwise, there's nothing else. It's all about kindness. It's all about love for the world which gives you happiness.

-Ravi Solo

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Before I start my day, I go around taking photographs and then again I have a favorite cafe there called Mirror by the river. A river. And I sit there, start editing the photographs I took in the morning by Sun Rice. Now I find using the Lightroom to edit them is very therapeutic. I'm editing, I'm also preparing my day, I'm thinking about the things that I want to do and so on. So I find taking photo photos and also edi...

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Hello, beautiful people! Welcome back to photo country with Rajeev.  You're listening to episode number 30.  It's been a while since the last episode. My last episode was in September. I took a month’s break to catch up on a few things. I've been hard at work, refreshing my website. Now both my photography folio and my workshops all have one common home. So do visit

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Hello Beautiful People!

Welcome to Episode 29 of Photo Country. And I am your host Rajeev.

This is a very special edition of Photo Country. For the first time in I am talking to an art historian and author about another photographer. This episode is about the iconic photographer Ansel Adams and his early work. I had the privilege of talking to Dr. Rebecca Senf, the author of the book - Making a Photographer - the early work of Ansel ...

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Hello beautiful people,

Welcome to episode number 28 of Photo Country with Rajeev. As photographers, we have all heard of the zone system but I have always wondered how to implement it in the digital age. As I was researching this subject, I stumbled on a video by a photographer called Gary Ray Rush. Gary is based out of Toronto, Canada. He is not only an accomplished portrait and commercial photographer but a great mentor and educa...

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Hello, beautiful people. Welcome back to photo country with Rajeev. I took a bit of a break for this set of new episodes. I have a great new group of photographers, curators, and artists that I will be talking to over the course of the next few weeks. And I can't wait to share those conversations with you.

The first amongst this new set of artists that I spoke to is Ivo Ivanov. A commercial and still photographer by trade, and ...

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Hello beautiful people. How's it going? This is your host Rajeev with episode 26 of photo country. What a journey it has been. I have met so many wonderful artists who have been so generous with their time, sharing their journey with me. I feel truly honoured to bring their story to you. For this episode, I met with a French photographer, Valentine De Villemeur based in Dublin, Ireland.

Valentine is a keen observer of everyday l...
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Hello, beautiful people. This is Rajeev and welcome to episode number 25. It's been a hectic few weeks with work and school. So I took a bit of a break between episodes. Anyways, we're finally here and I'm stoked to bring you this conversation with one of my favorite artists, Matt Herring. He's a mixed media artist based out of London.

His work is a mix of photography, illustration painting, gold foil, and much, muc...
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Hello, beautiful people. It's great to be back once again on photo country. This episode has taken forever to complete. Things got really busy at work and going back to school means far less time for editing this episode. But here we are. And I can't wait to share this conversation with you. I met with Parag Gopale.

A photographer who travels between Mumbai and Paris. He's the founder of The Moment, a creative photogra...
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Hello, beautiful people. I am back with episode 23 of photo country. What a journey it has been so far. I never thought I would reach this many number of episodes and meet so many wonderful artists from around the world. For this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to Kunal Kumar, a landscape and action photographer based in Auckland.

He's also a long distance trail runner, and combines his passion for running, with his love...
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Hello, beautiful people. Welcome back to photo country with Rajiv. So photography. Podcast for photographers, where we talked to image makers and artists every week, trying to pick their brains on why they do what they do.

I'm really interested in how they approach their craft. So for this episode, I had the privilege of talking to Alisha Lovrich, one of the few women photographers who specialize in sports and action photograph...
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February 13, 2022 16 min
Hello, beautiful people. This is episode number 21, of photo country. And I have a very special guest for you. Tor Eigeland. A veteran photo journalist whose work has been published, on the Life magazine, National Geographic, Aramco and many other international publications.

He was there in Havana, when Castro made his victory speech after winning the revolution. He has traveled with the Bedouins of Arabia and drank tea with the m...
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February 11, 2022 14 min
So, after a break, I am back with Ep. 20 and the first episode for 2022. I had great fun talking to Annupam Singh, an editorial, fashion and portrait photographer from Auckland, NZ. Interestingly, he is from one of my favourite cities, Goa, India. His images are classic and timeless - a style that echoes the inspiration of the masters like Peter Lindbergh and Steve McCurry.

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Hello, beautiful people. I had taken a bit of a break and now I'm back with the last episode for the, year. Thanks for supporting this podcast for the past year. I appreciate all those who have tuned into this podcast. You guys really keep me going. And this episode, I had a chat with Matt Evans - a film and solar can photographer from Wellington, New Zealand.

Solar can photography is a very experimental and probably the most i...
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November 18, 2021 32 min
In this episode, I caught up with a good friend of mine from back home, Devang Singh Thukral. He's one guy who wears many hats photographer, filmmaker, director. Creative entrepreneur. I like to call them a photo preneur. If there's ever a word like that, I just invented it!

An ex-marketing professional from Dell, he followed his passion for photography and co-founded Studio Fry ( after finishing his photo...
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November 3, 2021 33 min
In this episode, I catch up with Tom Williamson - an Auckland based photographer, following in the footsteps of such legends like Irving Penn and Juergen Teller. His work is in your face, NSFW, and goes against established stereotypes.

I've always enjoyed a bit of a windup. I don't like upsetting people. It's not like that, but you know, it's the style. it's a bit abrasive. It's different. Hopefully it has a...
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October 26, 2021 21 min
After a brief hiatus, I am back with the next set of interviews. For episode 16, I sat down with Paul Petch, multi disciplinary visual artist from Christchurch, New Zealand.

"Being outside amongst nature is my biggest inspiration. I’m an analogue photographer/visual artist motivated by societal influences, our interactions with digital technologies, and the environment. My work is bipolar in nature exploring both negative and p...
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October 5, 2021 20 min
For this episode, I caught up with Auckland-based film photographer, Kieran Lowe. He is passionate about shooting portraits on his 4x5 large format camera. He has recently started a new instagram feed - @the.redlight.district to showcase the process of taking photos on film and darkroom printing. He is old school with a love for classic watches, cars and bikes!

You can check out his work on @kdotlowe and https://www.kieranl...
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Kalpesh Tailor - Storyteller | Photographer

This is Rajeev and you're listening to photo country. This is the show where we talked to image makers who are making a difference here in New Zealand and around the world. That's one thing I love is talking about photography and to photographers.

For this episode I met up with Kalpesh Tailor. An Auckland based graphic designer who loves telling stories with his images. He is a form...
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We kick off this new season with a chat with Jess Wawatai, a Wellington-based film photographer who captures life as it happens. Every frame, trying to tell a story. I can't wait for you to listen to this interview.

Check out Jess's work on her website - or on instagram @jesswawatai.

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