Neville Bulsara is a professional travel and documentary photographer based in Mumbai (Bombay), India.
While not shooting on assignment, He conducts photography workshops, photo tours & expeditions to some of the most exotic locations in India.
He started his formal education in photography over four decades back when he joined the then photography club in his school. Having soon learned – amongst other things – how to develop and print his own photographs, He set up a clandestine darkroom at home to further (what he then thought to be) his future darkroom career.
An unfortunate incident leading to the spillage of developing chemicals onto an expensive table (which promptly took the varnish off) resulted in his secret cache of developing fluids, fixing salts, printing papers, zero watt bulbs & enlarger (He still can’t understand how he managed to keep the enlarger hidden for chrissake, those things are bloody bulky!) being discovered by his parents. Thus was a budding darkroom career was nipped in the bud.
Following this, He took a sabbatical from all things photographic, focusing my energies in the Information Technology field. From 1988 through 1995, He focused my energies – along with Peter Theobald – on establishing what went on to become India’s leading Computer Anti-Virus & Network Security company.
He describes this period of his life as “financially rewarding, but overly strenuous on the left, logical side of his brain, while totally ignoring the right, creative, artistic side.”
Taking to photography again in 1995, He has travelled extensively all over India and the world. Having sold his company earlier, He finally chose to step down from his position there as CEO, and focus all his energies on professional travel & documentary photography. Since then He has worked on several assignments for magazines that showcase his work.
While not shooting on assignment or researching future destinations, He leads Photography Workshops, Photo Tours and Expeditions in India. Needless to say, He is intimately familiar with all of them, whether they be Rajasthan, Ladakh, or Varanasi – to name a few.
With a flair for simplifying the most complex subjects – photographic or otherwise (an offshoot of my teaching background), He loves sharing the wealth of photo-ops that abound in India with the participants of his Workshops, Tours & Expeditions. His recent endeavour – since the last several years – has been in connecting the proverbial dots that have been the collective experience & interests in life across disciplines ranging from psychology, philosophy, art, neurology, philosophy etc.; the outcome being a method of looking at photography not as merely a way of taking pictures but as a way of observing and understanding both Lives as it unfolds around Him, Himself, and the connection between both.