Photography has never really been about just capturing a moment, but more about the journey that I am on with my camera. I would love to hear your stories too! Go ahead and drop me a line if you would like to.
~ Lucky Ali's Safarnama ~
Meeting and photographing a legend comes with its own set of challenges and pressures. I had a very strict brief about not using any artificial lighting and no posed photos. My hardest and most memorable shoot was with Lucky Ali and his band mates a day before they took Bangalore on a timeless musical journey. The images you see below were some of my favourites from the set.
~ New York ~
On one of my trips to New York, I had some spare time while I waited for a friend to show me around. 'Meet me at Times Square' he said. While I waited patiently, I couldn't help but enjoy the energy and vibe of the space I was in. I simply loved every bit of shooting and experimenting with street photography in the Big Apple.
~ Georgia Page ~
On a trip to Australia in 2020 I found myself getting stuck there through the year due to what we today call a global pandemic. Trying to make ends meet and keep sane were easily a core part of what I did for most of the year. It was during this time that I had the opportunity to work with Georgia Page, an aspiring model with a tragic story but easily one of the most inspiring people I've met in my life. She features in my coffee table book 'Light' and you can read all about her journey of life in the book but here's a film I made as well.
~ Malabar River Festival ~
I've always wanted to dabble and experiment with new kinds of photography. Adventure Sports Photographer, Film Maker and a good friend Neil John Dsouza, asked me if I'd wanted to join his team and shoot the Malabar River Festival which is Asia's biggest white water kayaking festival. The challenges with this shoot were quite extreme, with no cellular network and unpredictable weather we would find ourselves climbing rocks in the middle of the river and just waiting for kayakers to zip by us. Here are a few of my favourites from that shoot.
~ River. Home ~
Travelling to different parts of India has shown me how strong the spirit of community is amongst us all. I was fortunate to travel on a project Tirunelvelli a small town in Tamil Nadu, where this river plays host to the community inviting them everyday to bathe, wash and come together as one. It was a humbling experience to be able to photograph these people while they go about their everyday lives.