Aditya Mukherjee is a talented 24-year-old photographer of Indian descent currently living in Singapore. He is a serious enthusiast of long standing whose pictures are clearly of professional caliber. No matter what camera he uses, his luminous, exquisitely composed images have that classic “Leica look” and we were not at all surprised to learn that his favorite photographer is the great photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado. An inveterate Leica fan, Mukhergee has often rented Leica cameras and lenses, but doesn’t own one quite yet. His dream outfit is a Leica M9 with 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses. Clearly a photographer with a social conscience, he is currently working on a themed project called simply “poverty.” Here are his heartfelt observations on his mission, his technique, and his equipment as revealed in his thoughtful answers to our interviewer’s questions.