Prantik is a self-taught photographer, originally from Calcutta, India. After spending the first two decades of his life in his city of birth, he moved to North America for graduate studies. Presently, Prantik is settled in Ithaca, New York, pursuing a career in scientific research. His keen interest in photography nucleated when he first traveled to Mexico in 2006 with his first digital SLR in hand. He uses both digital and film formats.