“Born and brought up In bombay, I was part of the last of the generations who lived the analog life. tapes, cassettes, no cable tv, playing outdoors. growing up In the 80’s and 90’s, In chembur which was so multicultural.
I went to a convent school, had Maharashtrians, Sikh, Catholics, Gujuratis, Malyalis as neighbours, these were the times when we had a set of games for each season and time of the day/ night and almost all outdoors.”
“I graduated from St. Xavier’s Bombay, In Physics. I was already reading a lot of film books, biographys, film technique , some history. I wanted to study film making, but since I could not afford to go to film school then, I started with some odd jobs right after college, from selling Insurance to marketing ‘Colgate Total’ to dentists, to a call centre job. and In that time I had decided learning ‘on the job’ is the only way I could get closer to what I wanted to do. Thankfully, soon I got a chance to work on a movie as an AD and then after a year, started working with Suresh Natarajan. Which eventually led me to discover my love for the still Image.”
Why are you a photographer?
I got acquainted to the arts when In senior college, I remember I would sit In our beautiful library (St Xaviers Bombay) and read books on films, fimamkaing, film makers,even though I was majoring In physics.
So the shift had begun there. I was particularly drawn to the visual medium. It was the excitement of creating, the entire exchange of energies.
Each shoot day makes me happy. Meeting a whole new set of talented people each time I shoot, is exciting and stimulating.
Also the fact that I am getting to be a part of the most documented time ever (atleast till now) In ways of contributing pictures. particularly the portraits I have been shooting of Influential personalities of our times. that makes me feel like I am a part of something that will be around even after I pass. Even If It is In the smallest way possible.