To see more of his photography, follow @chefyash on Instagram. Check out #LifeOnEarthWWIM13 to learn more about this year’s Worldwide InstaMeet, taking place Earth Day weekend (April 22-24), where people explore and share photographic tips while taking photos and videos together.
In the early hours of the morning, chef Yash Rane (@chefyash) scours Mumbai’s colorful Crawford Market, gathering the best ingredients for his new tapas bar. “Whatever I use for my food sampling, I go myself to the market to purchase,” Yash says. Amid Mumbai’s bustling action, he escapes daily errands by picking up his camera. In the spirit of Earth Day, which corresponds with this year’s Worldwide InstaMeet, Yash and others will plant 150 trees inside one of the city’s sanctuaries: Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The vast protected area in northern Mumbai houses a zoo, forested grounds, gardens and the historic Kanheri Caves. “People are busy observing other people, doing yoga and enjoying time with their families,” Yash says of the park’s atmosphere. He hopes his InstaMeet will educate people in the park and inspire a reforestation movement.