Photography for me started as a hobby in class 11 (1997). After school, I was formally trained at the Light and Life Academy, Ooty (2001-2003). I was trained and mentored by the Brooks Institute of Photography alumni Iqbal Mohamed, Paul Liebhardt, Jim Hughes, Jonathan Kingston & Rudy Loupias to name a few. I have been shooting professionally since 2005. I shoot a wide variety of subjects ranging from fashion to products, food to architecture, still life to documentary style weddings. Personally, I do not believe in specialising in only one genre of photography.
My clients include the Taj Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Coca Cola, LG, BBC Good Food, Kolkata Knight Riders cricket team, Matrix Cellular to name a few.
Alongside my shooting assignments, I am a Photography Mentor at:
Pixel Village YouTube channel
Academy Of Photographic Excellence (Apex), New Delhi
I have also conducted workshops with:
Tamron (Japan) - Photofair 2011
The Nagaland Post, Beginner's Photography Workshop
Exclusively.in (myntra.com) Staff Photographers' Training
Vedoostham 2013 Christian Music & Art Festival
Delhi Photo Festival 2011 - Habitat Learning Centre Students workshop
Delhi Bible Fellowship - Youth fellowship program in Sikkim
Limeroad.com Nationwide Staff Photographer's training
I have been teaching regularly since 2010. And I have to say I really enjoy teaching and a 'hands-on' approach is my style of spreading photographic knowledge.
I currently hold the honour of being appointed a "Canon Photo Mentor" for the Canon EOS Academy. This empanelment is offered to only the most established names in the photography industry in each country where Canon is present.
In 2013, I was appointed as an "Adobe Social Influencer" for India for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Currently, I am a brand ambassador for Panasonic Eneloop Batteries.
I was appointed as a Judge for the Canon Photo Marathon 2016.
In 2010, I was awarded the "Kodak Wedding Photographer of The Year"; Award for The Best Wedding Photo Story by Better Photography Magazine which is Asia's highest selling photography magazine.
In 2013, I was awarded the Grand Prize at The Embassy of The People's Republic of China (New Delhi) Photo Contest.
I have also been a nominee with Better Photography Wedding Photographer of The Year on several occasions 2009, 2014-15, 16-17.
I have also exhibited my photographs in group exhibitions like "The Third Eye" by The Light and Life Academy (2005), "8th All India Photo Exhibition" (2010) by The All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society (AIFACS), The Embassy of The People's Republic of China Photo Exhibition (2013).