It began in the tenth grade. Right amid a regular (read: boring) Physics class, the teacher began a chapter on Light and Optics. The subject stirred something inside me; I was looking forward to an experiment we were asked to work on to calculate focal length of a lens by projecting an image on a white screen. Next to our Physics laboratory in school was a tree, which would inadvertently become the first image I'd recreate on a white screen with the help of lenses. My face lit up as soon as I saw the reflection of an inverted tree. For my classmates, it was yet another assignment; to me, it marked the beginning of a life-long passion for visuals.