Chennai | CAMPING | Camera | Carpentry

 

Throughout my entire childhood, weekdays meant city life and weekends meant outdoors & wilderness. Chennai & Camping were an integral part of my life.

Back in 1996, when everyone in my class were still playing with toy cars and G.I.Joes, I chanced upon a Praktica SLR camera that my dad was looking to give away because he had just upgraded to a fancier SLR. I was fascinated by “klachak” sound the shutter release made & the “wheeeeeeee” that the film’s winding spindle made. 2 days, 1 film roll, 36 frames and 5 mirror selfies later, I had found my third C - Camera.

Being an active boy scout for over 25 years and having built 100s of projects using ropes & spars, pioneering has always been my strong suit. And my love for logs & spars naturally transformed into wood working and my fourth C - Carpentry.

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As a photographer:

I started off as a Nature & Travel photographer with a publication covering stories in south India. Over the years ventured into wedding & commercial photography. Since I started off shooting nature, almost all the images I shoot today have a natural feel to it. Be it an wedding shoot, food photography or even an industrial assignment, I try to keep the scenes and elements as natural as possible including the setting, the props, the lighting and the perception.

My wildlife work has taught me patience and art of photographing without being obtrusive. This skill has greatly helped my candid wedding photography. I wait for the right moment maintaining an unobtrusive presence and then comes the perfect picture, the right emotions and a lifetime of memories.

Being an engineer by education, it has helped me embrace technology better. Understanding of the optical physics behind lenses, the mechanics of the camera and most importantly the electronics and digital image processing helps me bring out the best of my equipment & post production techniques.

In a nut shell, I believe I have what it takes to create images that are powerful, aesthetic, tell a story and are technically right.

To say I enjoy photographing is an understatement, every work day is like being on a vacation for me :-)

If you have something to say, I'd love to hear it. Send me a personal message.

Thanks for dropping by & hope you enjoyed my work!

Note: A lot of people ask me about the equipment I use, here's where you can read about that.