Hello from China

swamiji

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Jan 29, 2013
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I am living in Chengdu, China and I am a Rangefinder photographer. Thus I shoot with Leica as its the only game in town. I was born in Los Angeles, but almost continuously travel. I spent some time in India and thus picked up several names. Most just call me Swamiji except here in china which they just call me 杰夫.
 

swamiji

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Jan 29, 2013
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Hi Gary, Jeff is the way it's pronounced, but it means brother-in-law. So go figure.

In india I was given the name Swami Vittalananda Saraswati but so few can pronounce it, I don't worry about names any more.
 

swamiji

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Jan 29, 2013
8
What's life without a Swami explaining it along the way. Welcome.
My first teacher was from Bangalore, I have never been there myself. Most of my travels have been to the north (Varanasi, Kolkata, etc.)

Don't worry, I am not much of a Pundit. As expected, I do tend to be a bit old school, which provides a different take on modern photography.
 

swamiji

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Jan 29, 2013
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Yes, there are several Panda reserves and panda clinic here. It's also the transfer point for visitation to Tibet.
 

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