A Photographer by accident – that’s the phrase which describes me best. I believe that this profession chose me rather than the other way around.
During a summer break from work, I pursued photography as a hobby only for the sheer purpose of getting constructive in the holiday time. Who knew that this hobby will become a life changing experience a little later in life. I seemed to take to photography naturally. I was immensely intrigued by the nuances, loved the way I could get to capture people and places in frames that would last as a memory of a lifetime. Even after the vacation ended, the passion did not. While I dabbled into various other fields like real estate & retail of various products, I knew that there was a calling elsewhere. Added to this, the fact that I am an absolute people’s person, kept encouraging me to get into a medium which I truly enjoyed. My first big break came in the form of Femina Miss India in the year 2000 while I was still an assistant photographer. I was signed on as their official photographer for the next 4 years so I guess someone really liked my work! The relationship grew more stable with time and I continued to do many assignments for Femina, Filmfare and other group publications.
There was no looking back thereafter. People gave references for assignments and I found myself increasingly busy as the days went by. Things came full circle in 2010 when I was invited to be on the panel as well as shoot for Femina Miss India once more after ten years. It was like homecoming for me. Going back to the event where I started from but of course not to shoot the event this time but the contestants portfolios. Also the contest has now grown much more in stature and is well respected by the audience worldwide. I have often done repeated projects with same clients, which is a very gladdening feeling as it means that my work is appreciated. Wow! Its been over 18 years in this line for me but I still enjoy every single shoot that I do! I feel the same rush of excitement before every shoot and wake up with a smile looking forward to a day’s work whether its shooting people, product, fashion film or ad campaign’s. I am fortunate to be in profession which allows me to add a bit of myself to every frame I click. Every shoot gives me an opportunity to meet so many people from different continents and imagine, it even pays me for the same!! Cant get luckier than that now.
I hope you enjoyed your experience of visiting my website and seeing my work. As I said that I am always up for connecting to people and making new friends, so do drop in a line!!