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Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Sandhya Gopalakrishnan. I am a scientist by training and after years of studying the physics of light and it’s interaction with stuff, I realized it was not enough to satiate my creative side. Sometime in the middle of running experiments using a spectroscope as big as a small bedroom, I started making trips to the basement of the university library and taught myself the rudiments of pencil sketching. That was the beginning of my discovery of a part of my brain I did not know existed. Soon after, my childhood love for photography was rekindled by pretty mid-west spring colors, sunsets and other beautiful things around me that I suddenly began to see. Since then I have aspired to use photography as an artistic medium to capture beauty in everyday life.  I particularly enjoy photographing children and women and enjoy the connections established with my subjects during a photo session even more. You can check out examples of my work on this site. I am based in San Jose California.

If you’d like to know more about me, please check out my blog. If you’d like to connect with me on anything that interests you on this site, I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by.