I've dreamt of exploring India for years. When I got the opportunity to explore Southern India for Lodestars Anthology, I started to envision a big trip: up North to Rajasthan, perhaps even making my way to Sri Lanka. As I learned more and began my planning, it quickly sank in how enormous and diverse India is. It was impossible to see it all. So, I shifted my thinking. I began to see this trip as the first of many, and decided to focus my time solely on Southern India. First, I explored Karnataka for my assignment (I'll share those images soon!), then flew to Kerala for a week or so of surfing (correction: learning to surf), exploring, and photographing.
All images © Greta Rybus