A NOTE TO THE READER/USER:
To see info about an image click on the icon that looks like a black circle with an "i" in it. Click it again to hide info view. I created "Behind the Scenes" page for curious people such as myself to tell where an image was taken and sometimes I include the circumstances or a short story. The reason this is so important to me is when I look at others images and I don't even know where a photo was taken it is such an incomplete experience for me. Finally this site is a work in progress so please check it out from time to time to see updates and changes.
Thank You for letting me share my vision with you!
Since I was young I loved photos but I didn’t really start to learn about photography until many years later. I am a native San Diegan Born in Chula Vista, California in 1966. The path of learning more about photography took root while living in Rome, Italy in 2006 and continued in Kerala, India for the next 3 years. It is in Amritapuri, Kerala that I had the good fortune of photographing Mata Amritanandamayi Ma(The Hugging Saint) and Her educational institutions and humanitarian projects which gave me the invaluable opportunity to learn how to take a photo in a fast-paced and sometimes chaotic environment.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: "Behind the Scenes" photos were taken by, Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan Phd., Ben Schaap, Shiju Kumar, and generous strangers.
To my wife, Ilaria Tabusso-Marcyan, my Brothers, Fernando “Nano” Duenas and Jacinto “Chino” Francisco Duenas.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. IMAGES COPYRIGHTED TO ©2018 SONNY D. MARCYAN EXCEPTING THOSE CONTRIBUTED IN "BEHIND THE SCENES" PAGE. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR PERMISSION FOR USE IN PRINT, WEB, OR ANY OTHER MEDIA.