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Rising Stars: Meet Dinesh Kumar Jayapal

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dinesh Kumar Jayapal.

Dinesh Kumar, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
In 2013, I was frustrated sitting at my desk and doing the regular software job. I was looking at the screen and saw a beautiful nature photo. That gave me a thought, will I be able to take a photo like that?

I immediately took my phone out and opened the gallery app to see the photos I had taken. Funnily a lot of nature shots to be honest. I was like okay, this is your call. Maybe a risky one but let’s see how far it goes.

I joined my colleagues with an interest in photography. We started making short trips over the weekend to take pictures. I realized this was not just a hobby as I felt at peace and less stressed after each outing and I am so lucky to have landed in Colorado, a nature photographer’s paradise. After nine years here, I am selling my photo prints for a living.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Anyone who pursues passion will always have pros and cons. I moved here as a dependant and for the first few years, I was waiting for the right opportunity, and being an immigrant did not help me either, I moved from India, leaving behind everything I know for 27 years. Life in the states was new and challenging.

I am an introvert but my amazing community at eclectic has helped me grow out of my comfort zone.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a landscape, architecture, nature, and wildlife photographer living in Colorado, USA.

Being a software engineer with an immense passion for photography, I pursued a corporate career before starting my journey as a photographer.

I am amazed by the beauty and wilderness of nature. I want to share those wonders of the world through my photographs.

My most cherished moment was when my photo was chosen to be featured in a locally brewed Beer Bottle and also contributed in my way by taking photos for a non-profit organization ‘in 2021.

I am also proud of being a part of the Eclectic OCC community that supports Colorado’s local artists and businesses.

I like to say that I am a self-taught photographer who has a never give up attitude 🙂

My photos got published in voyage Denver a few months ago.

I also dabble in stickers, postcards, calendars, and bookmarks.

We love surprises, fun facts and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?

– I make the best Tea.
– I have a master’s degree in computer science.
– After photography Plants are my next favorite thing that I enjoy.
– I am a dancer.
– I have a decent collection of vintage cameras; some are dated back to 100 years old.

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