Entry Title: "Elemental Existence"
Name: Sairam Sundaresan , United States
Category and Expertise: Landscape|Other_FA|Landscapes|Other_N, Non-Professional


Entry Description: "To the elements it came from, Everything shall return. Our bodies to Earth; Our blood to Water; Heat to Fire; Our breath to Air; Our soul to Space." This series is a tribute to the five elements. Each image represents one of the 5 elements : Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, and Space. My vision for this series was to show the power and beauty of the five elements and how they shape our universe.

About the Artist:

Born and raised in Chennai, India, I spent a large part of my life in the subcontinent before moving to the United States to pursue a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. After completing my masters at the University of Michigan, I moved to San Diego in 2011. I've had a passion for photography that has been growing over the past few years. I am self taught, learning from the works of greats like Ansel Adams, Steve McCurry and other inspiring photographers. The beauty, grandeur and sheer magnificence of nature is what made me pick up a camera. It is this same feeling that drives me today to go out and capture moments in time that leave me in awe and wonder of the natural world. I love shooting nature, for I believe it is the toughest, yet most exciting muse to work with. I strive to find the perfect light, even if it lingers only for a few moments, and try to capture that one moment where man and nature are one.