“I did not study photography.
Providentially, when I was 19, I had this chance to be a part of a photography exhibition in my college where I discovered the style of Montage Photography. I fell in love with the creativity that the style involved.
Curiously, I went to my seniors to learn how to make such originality, all I received was an insult and a malign influence.
This woke my interest in learning photography on my own.
I bought a camera worth Rs.1 Lakh in my initial days (which was a huge investment back then). My interest triggered me to learn the basics terms, labels, and extents of holding the device.
Progressively, I started earning photoshoots and calls from different personalities from different industries.
People don’t actually understand the struggle that amateur professionals face during their inceptive phase. It’s always effortless to mock our near ones and filter out the levels of misfortunes.
Though I have been from a comfortable background, it wasn’t easy for me to reach this level. Never, it was!
Some intend to stab behind mentally and the conversations are most times punctuated with cunningness.
Beyond these negativities, I was more focused on taking good quality pictures and setting a trademark into the photography industry.
Everybody will have a turning point in their lives and mine was when I got a call from Jagdish Bro, Founder of The Route. It was a clinch for a business that determined my first celebrity shoot with Samantha Mam followed by Keerthi Suresh Mam.
I began journeying with people who uplifted each other and I framed my environment in a positive feel gradually. Consequently, the perspectives, voices and vision enhanced my skills inch by inch.
Distinguished personalities started approaching me for the quality I produce and more importantly, for the way I safeguard their images.
Meanwhile, I’ve become the Brand Expertise for Nikon India and I’m also the first celebrity photographer from the south to be associated with Nikon.
I’m so grateful to the whole team and my dear ones for the entire love and support that they have been bestowing on me for the last few years.
It’s now been a decade since I stepped into my field of passion.