Born 1975 in Varanasi, considered to be the oldest city of the world. Super critical about his own work, enjoys driving long distances. Driving on highways is his stress buster. Believer of “You can’t learn photography, you just have it”. His works have been published in four consecutive editions of Luerzer’s Archive’s “200 Best Ad Photographer’s Worldwide”. He has been twice nominated for Black & White Spider Awards, Hasselblad Masters Semifinalist, received Honorable mentions in IPA and PX3 Paris Awards.
His most notable recent campaigns include Incredible India and J&K Tourism. His images for Incredible India have gone viral on the net and are being selected for various awards and publications.
Why are you a photographer?
GOD and my wife wanted so.
Do you remember any decisive moment when you felt ‘I want to be a photographer’?
Since childhood, I used to feel something special on just a mere sight of an SLR camera. Experience of holding an SLR was always an out of the world feeling. I started getting into darkroom in my college days. Developing prints in the darkroom used to be so thrilling in those days.
Though I don’t remember when it really caught me.. I guess I wanted something that was very sacred to me and something I should be remembered for; that something was photography.
Professionally, photography happened pretty late. I didn’t know how photography would work for me financially. Guess, time and destiny ruled and I started pursuing my passion as my full time profession.