It may not be the easiest thing in the world to do, but probably the most important.

 To find one's calling.

It does not make a memorable memoir either to mention at the twilight of one's career and one's life to think...bitterly...I always wanted to be a photographer...but never should see some of the pictures I have taken of the watchman's son.

Well the watchman's son is probably doing what he always wanted to, and there you are requesting a nephew to repair your old camera that once took great pictures.

Boman's thoughts at the settled age of 32, two kids, nine years of happy marriage and an old honeymoon camera to give it a shot.

A quote he read somewhere was also quite handy: Think of the tortoise my friend, he never moves forward till... he sticks his head out.

Six years down the line, Boman, two kids, fourteen years of happy marriage and a whole lot of equipment to keep his old camera company and a body of work he always had the faith to achieve.

Today, he has shot the lot: from Miss Indias to Miss Worlds, from celebrities to top models, from advertising campaigns to  portfolios that have launched many careers and from landscapes to his personal black and whites that he enjoys the most. 

The avenues that have opened for Boman have no boundaries. It was only by virtue of being a photographer that he came in contact with the world of theatre, which has made him one of the most sought after theatre actors in Bombay.

To find ones calling. Not the easiest thing in the world to do, but probably the most important.
 © 1998 Boman Irani