Vaibhav Tripathi was born in Kanpur, India with family roots from the Himalayas. He obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2006, MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, CA in 2009 and is currently pursuing PhD in Electrical Engineering also at Stanford University. Vaibhav has always enjoyed spending time in nature which as a child came in form of almost yearly trips to Himalayan foothills in India. It was during one of these visits he first operated a 35mm point and shoot Kodak camera documenting what he thought looked beautiful. As he grew up, the love for Nature and Wilderness increased and so did the urge to find something more meaningful in the plethora of natural beauty.
Now over the last 18 months, Vaibhav has been motivated to make expressive Nature photographs. Inspired by the great art produced by Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell (to name a few) and stimulated by his love for Wilderness and Nature, he actively strives to find his own interpretation of the fleeting natural phenomenon happening around us. In his free time from work as a graduate student at Stanford University, Vaibhav continues to improve upon his creative vision and understanding the dynamics of Nature Photography.