Category: Photography

Capturing Daily Life

Chennai based software professional Mahesh Balasubramanian is a self-taught photographer. He started as an amateur years ago, with a keen interest in people and street photography. He loves to shoot close portraits and to capture daily life on the street. Mahesh never thought he would get into serious photography until 2008,  when he started photography…

Dark Pictures with Deep Secrets

A student of Political Science, Bhumika Bhatia never in her wildest dreams thought of becoming a photographer. However, she always dreamt of a world where everything was extraordinary with surreal trees, purple clouds and deep secrets. When Bhumika was young, her mother used to tell her stories about how fairies used to take her granddad…

Arjun Kamath Photography

Photographer Arjun Kamath’s introduction into the world of photography was not an ordinary one. Originally an IT Engineer student from Bangalore, for Arjun it all changed in 2009 when he auditioned for a role in director Raju Hirani’s Bollywood feature film 3 Idiots and landed a miniscule non-speaking role in it. He loved being on…

Urban Shots

Urban Documentary Photographer Anusha S. Yadav was brought up in London and later in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She graduated in Communication Design from the National Institute of Design  Ahmedabad. Anusha’s interest in photography began while still at design school. She later studied photography at the University of Brighton. After fifteen years of a successful career in graphic…

The Thames & The Ganges

Designer Deshna Mehta holds a BFA from Sir J.J Institute of Applied Art and a Masters in Graphic Design from London College of Communication. Her approach to design is more content driven, where the solution to a project could be a book, a photograph, an installation or a piece of writing. In 2009, Deshna did…

Fabulous Fine Art Fotos

Fine art photographer Sanjay Nanda has a fascination for geometric architecture. He sees monuments and the processes of time as beautiful sources, resonating with strong form and textural interest. His work often combines multiple photographic layers of urban imagery. Sanjay has a knack for capturing the beauty in the right composition of time, light, texture…

OUTSIDER

Divya Otswal is a Strategic Design Director and Editorial Photographer. As a photographer, Divya often accesses people’s private spaces, uninvited, to sense each situation as it unfolds and to capture with maximum sensitivity, the feel and atmosphere of the people and their surroundings. Divya was the only Indian artist invited to exhibit her series of images in an…

Intense India

Photographer Navid Baraty‘s curiosity with photography goes way back to one of his classes in junior high where for an assignment he wandered around the playground taking pictures, and then developed his photos in the school darkroom. That was the only class that he ever had in photography. Photography has always been Navid‘s passion, but…

Shades Of Light

Mumbai-based photographer Bhavpreet Ghai worked in the Graphics and Photography industry in Delhi for 3 years before she moved to Mumbai to join the 3D Animation Film industry. She worked in various esteemed international projects as a lighting artist for four years, after which she moved to Australia to do a Masters in Creative Media…

Compassionate Storytelling

Bangalore-based award winning artist Ryan Lobo uses photography, film making and writing to tell stories. In 2009 Ryan spoke at the TED conference in India to a standing ovation about the power of storytelling. Ryan recently worked on a film project “The Redemption of General Butt Naked” completed in 2010 about an African warlord’s search…

Stealing Moments

A software engineer by profession Ashu Mittal is also an avid photographer. She started photography as a medium of creative expression only a couple of years ago but there has been no looking back ever since. One of her photographs was picked for Boston Globe’s photo-blog – Big Picture and her Flickr stream was picked…

Stocks and “Shares”

Stock market investor Anoop Negi has been creating breathtaking photographs for more than ten years now. Inspired by the beautiful photo-stories in the LIFE magazines, Anoop developed a keen interest in photojournalism. His pictures have been featured in many well-known publications and websites like Lonely Planet, Discovery, India Today Travel, RandLMedia (Taiwan), Popular Photography (USA),…

Top Shots

Award-winning photographer Sharad Haksar was named one of the 200 best photographers worldwide by the respected Luerzer’s Archive. Trained under legendary photographers like Iqbal Mohamed, Robert Farber, Constantine Manos, Bill Megalos and Sol Negrin, Sharad has emerged as one of India’s leading photographers. He has won many awards at the prestigious IPA, Cannes, New York…

Drift off to Wonderland

Graphic designer and photographer Jag Nagra discovered her passion for Graphic Design and Typography while studying at the Art Institute of Vancouver. She loves the excitement of starting with a blank canvas and seeing the creative process unfold in front of her to complete the finished piece. Here are a set of party invites Jag…

Clocks and Crystals

Last weekend we went shopping for knick knacks at the arty and trendy Brick Lane and came across this amazing Italian artist, Ivan Ingletto. He had these really great looking clocks and tiles made by using beautiful photographs taken by him. On looking around we found a lot of amazing Indian images and that’s when Ivan told…

Timeless, Ethereal Images

Photographer Ramya Reddy believes that image-making is an intimate process that not only captures a moment the eyes see, but also explores intangibles such as the spectrum of emotions, connections and sensations experienced.  A Light & Life Academy alumnus, Ramya has also studied at the Santa Fe workshops under renowned fine-artist, John Paul Caponigro. She received…

Passion for Faces

Joshi Daniel always loved photography. But while growing up it was not a popular career choice to make, as there was little guidance on the profession. So instead he studied commerce and took up HR as a profession. His heart though kept pulling him towards his life long passion and soon enough he gave up…

Mystical Self-Portraits

Self-portraiture artist Katarina Silva, although not of Indian origin, feels a very strong connection with all the beauty, mysticism and excitement India has to offer. Expressing things that affect her most in life through photographic creations, she has created a series of self portraits based on her attraction to India. Here are a few beautiful pictures from the…

Delhi Dekko

Shashwat Nagpal’s two great passions in life are travel and photography. He believes that travel broadens one’s view of the world. Through his photography he hopes to document his personal experiences, to capture scenes and events as he sees them and to share with others the beauty and diversity of the world that he has…

Catchy Compositions

Winner of many awards Photographer Sunil Jain believes that his signature is not in his style, but in his thoughts & characterization. Each of his compositions are absolutely amazing and a pleasure to view. His recent awards include competition winner at the 51st Photography Annual 2010 (Communication Arts), 2 bronze metals at the EPSON International Pano Awards…

Moving Images

Dhiraj Singh is an award-winning photojournalist and editorial photographer based in Mumbai. His work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The National Post to name a few. He was awarded a bronze in the War and Disaster News Story Category for his…

Poignant Photographic Books

I am sure you will remember the gorgeous photographs of holi celebrations by award winning photographer Palani Mohan that I had featured in my earlier post (For those who are new to my blog do check them out at ‘Holy Colours’). Today I am going to share a little about the amazing photographic books that…

‘Rocking’ Poetry

Poet, Designer, Photographer, Lyricist, Entrepreneur -Aju Thomas is a man of many talents. Apart from running a software company with his friends Aju also loves to write poems. Here are few of his Sayiku entries into the World Poets Society: Rules for Sayiku 1.)The central feel should appear to the wanton eye as derogatory, pessimistic…

A Picturesque Journey

Arun Bhat loves travelling and around five years ago he felt he needed to record his journeys to remember them more vividly. This led to the birth of his travel blog that completely changed his life. Once a software engineer with a 9 to 5 desk job, Arun is now a travel writer and photographer…

‘Holy’ Colours

Indian born Palani Mohan migrated to Australia with his family when he was only 12 but his heart always had a special place for Asia. This can be seen in the many stories he tells through his stunning photography which always revolve around Asia. Palani’s work has been recognized with awards from World Press Photo, Picture…

Pretty Frills and Dark Mysteries!

Perfect example of how magic is created when the right people come together are these brilliant pictures created by photographer Vikram Kushwah and fashion designer Trisha Sakhlecha. With utterly quirky poses and perfectly feminine yet awkwardly cut out garments, these brilliantly directed and shot photographs totally amazed and intrigued me. Titled ‘The stepmother’s daughter’ here…

Nature unhinged

India is home to a wide variety of animals and birds. Unfortunately many of us are so busy with our life routines that we do not really get to experience them. Here are a few absolutely gorgeous photographs by Vivek Dhage that will take us closer to the rich fauna that exists in India. Vivek…

Capturing the Beauty of Life

Photographer & blogger Archana Srinivas turns simple everyday things into beautiful feelings. Her photographs are ever so dreamy and stylish; it brings with it a sense of calm. Perfect to start off the weekend…. Archana’s love for food, interior design & chai are very evident in her photographs. Each of her compositions is so well-arranged…

Images and words like rhythm and blues

The saying a picture speaks a thousand words is so perfectly depicted by this wonderful photo poetry created by Saurabh Tewari, a visual communication student at IIT Bombay,  titled ‘The Story of Confetti’. 1. Prelude All lights went down except those clowns. The show was about to begin And proudly, it was my turn. . . 2. Arrival Before…