Animesh tried his hands at sketching/painting when in school, but he felt he was no good at it. He began to take photos when 12 years old, but, hailing from a middle-class family, he found it to be an ill-affordable hobby while in India. From 1983 to 2004, he was unable to seriously pursue photography due to family and work obligations. Now he concentrates on street photography, mostly in black and white, whenever he can find time. He hopes to write a novel before his death. He is married, and has two children aged 23 and 17.
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