My name is Siddharth Atre and I am the photographer, writer, and programmer behind The Seventh Line.
This website started as a photography blog during my teen years, when I discovered my passion for photography and photo-inspired writing. Over the years, I tried, through this website, to provide viewers with an image of the world and its myriad details through the lens of my mind. I am consistently fascinated with how complex, beautiful, and sublime our world and its inhabitants are. Through my photography, I attempt to try and capture some of it.
Over the years, as my interests have evolved, so has the purpose of this website. What began as a simple blog on which to post photos has evolved into a website where I post my art, thoughts, and projects, of all kinds. Since starting college, I have become avidly interested in the confluence of art and technology, especially that of creative coding. Creative coding refers to the practice of treating programming computers as a medium of creative expression, akin to writing, drawing, sculpting, or any of the other myriad art forms humanity has created. I am in particular enamored by the ability to create visual aesthetics using computer code, especially in ways that are difficult, if not impossible, for a person to do by hand.
I am a current student at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), studying towards a double major in Computer Engineering (BS) and Interdisciplinary Computing Arts (BA). As a child, I was raised first in the United States, then India. For my high school, I studied in a UWC, an educational initiative designed to unite people from all over the world. Its name is the Mahindra United World College of India. In addition to photography and technology, I am an avid dancer and hiker.
As to the title of this website, why The Seventh Line? When I first started this blog, I was very interested in the seven main wavelengths of light, and how we perceive them as color. In particular, I enjoyed shooting my photos in warmer tones, especially orange and red. I named this website after red, the seventh wavelength of light. As time has passed, so has the meaning of this name for me. It is in the blending of the wavelengths, the infinite possibilities of combinations, that the true beauty of color lies. Similarly, art is an extremely broad way of describing human expression and understanding, and it is in the shades between the broad strokes of our comprehension and creation that beauty is existent.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the site!