I am Joyel Pious, a photographer, bilingual editor and writer from Kerala, India. Currently, I am working as a news editor with Ekalokam Trust for Photography (EtP), a south India-based non-profit engaged in the field of visual arts. This website is a collection of visuals and words created by me over the course of more than a decade.

Hailing from a family with generations of farmers, I have always been fascinated with nature and its wonderful inhabitants. Often, I swim deep within myself to visit the earliest memories. They appear as a canvas full of dragonflies, rain-soaked grasslands and fishes swimming in sunlit ponds. Over the years, I developed an insatiable urge to understand the interwoven relationship between humans and nature. My father was fond of herding cows and goats while he was young, though he did several odd jobs later. Eventually, I moved to cities in search of a better livelihood, but many of those memories remain green even today. Idayaputhran is the Malayalam-language equivalent of 'shepherd's son'