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Homegrown Goa | Photos & words by Rahul D'Souza

"Growing up in Goa is like a dream, many people in India would love to have.

From the beaches to the streets, to the village life and travelling in the local buses headed down to the famous Friday market in Mapusa, a place that my mom would always take me to. Growing up in Goa reminds me of the time I used to run down into the jungles to pluck mangoes and cashew and shake the branches of Jambuls and narrowly escape from being caught by the locals. To eating dried bombil and smoked para in the monsoons, and fishing and ending up catching only water snakes. And when the day turned into night, I would head out on my scooter / cycle with my friends or alone to the lighthouse to stare at the million stars in sky."

Fast forward to today...

"...and an ideal day for me would include catching the sunrise by the Island of Divar, over the river Mandovi. Then head down to Cafe Tato's for some hot mix bajji and puri and coffee. Head down to the market, do some groceries and take the ferry ride home. Lunch with the family and then watch a movie and take a quick nap. Head to beach by 4, build sand castles and jump in the sea. Listen to some sun-downer music and catch the sunset over some beers. Then head over to grab some delicious Cutlet bread at the Candolim tinto, and head home. End the night with some nice Jazz."

Rahul D'Souza is a talented photographer, an illustrator & digital artist, avid drummer & basketball player for the YMCA Titans who currently lives in Porvorim, along with his wife and 3 kids. >>>

In addition to his personal work, Rahul is also the founder of Flashbakc - Studios, a wedding stories & intimates photography studio alongside fellow photographer and co-founder Fabian Franco.

You can find Rahul's artwork, such as this gem of a family portrait @1morebyrahul


Rahul D'Souza

Follow along on all of Rahul's visual adventures on Instagram at the following accounts:

@FlashbakcStudios - Wedding stories & intimates

@1morebyRahul - Digital art & illustrations

@_Rahul.DSouza_ - Personal stories & photography

For more information on or to book Rahul for an upcoming wedding or event email:

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