Fashion Photographers are the artists who capture moments and immortalize Fashion Designers and their creations. Their vision provides insight and also forces one to think deeply even about everyday visuals. Even as an industry, photography offers a vast scope. Successful photographers enjoy celebrity status around the world.
Photography has various genres. To be successful, one needs to learn the nuances of each specialization. In this blog, we are going to highlight some of the most successful fashion photographers in India.
Fashion photography is dedicated to showcasing clothing and other fashion trends and is mostly done for advertisements or magazines. It involves not only the aesthetic presentation of the item of fashion but also enhancing its appeal by simulating the photo shoots in exotic locations and complimenting accessories.
Although photography as a career is still considered unconventional in India, a professional study of the subject as preparation to get started goes a long way. Once you have the technical knowledge and mastered the art of creative presentation, you must develop your portfolio. As a fashion photographer you may offer services as a freelancer and build a network of clients or find a job as an in-house photographer in a magazine or fashion label house.
Following are some of the most popular Fashion Photographers in India:
- Dabboo Ratnani
Perhaps the most famous among the leading Indian Fashion Photographers, Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar is something that is coveted by the top models. He has also done the cover photographs for various magazines like Cosmopolitan, Hi Blitz, Ok India to name a few. He excels in capturing portraits. His advent into fashion photography is said to have happened by chance. His work has been used extensively for film advertising and publicity campaigns. In has been a jury for the 2006 Miss India Contest and is a mentor for India’s Next Top Model aired by MTV.
Achievement: He is best known for the creation of his annual calendar. It is a collectible Indian celebrity calendar in the fashion of the Pirelli Calendar. It has widely covered the celebrities of India.
Awards: He has been awarded the “Photographer of the Year” at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival, 2021.
- Suresh Natarajan
Suresh Natarajan is also a very high flying name in the industry and has made valuable contribution in the last 20 years and is an inspiration to many. He is versatile and can expertly conduct shoots even under challenging conditions. His magic has been displayed by some f the biggest corporate names and fashion editorials.
Achievement: “Petals” which is his first short feature film, has been selected in over twenty-five film festivals.
- Rohan Shrestha
A representative of the young brigade, his work is credited for having made to the cover of some of the most prolific magazines. Having assisted his father, the noted photographer Rakesh Shrestha, Rohan has had the advantage of working with a number of celebrities. He brings in innovation and experiment to his work which makes him a popular choice.
Achievement: His works has been featured in fashion magazines like Harper Bazaar, Verve, Cosmopolitan, Filmfare and Man’s World.
- Tarun Khiwal
One of the best names in the world of Fashion Photography in Indian history, his creative shots are populated across the best known magazines. He is the only Indian who has won the Hasselblad Masters Award. His work has also featured in the prestigious Broncolor’s Annual Calendar in 2012 and was awarded the Kingfisher Fashion Photographer of the Year. His work has been flaunted in much hyped exhibitions around the world. Tarun Khiwal is an inspiration to many.
Awards: He had won the Asian Photography Award: Photographer of the Year 2005 and 2015 and the Marie Claire Fashion Photographer of the Year 2009 among many.
- Jatin Kampani
A leading name in Fashion Photography, Jatin Kampani tasted success at quite a young age. He has successfully worked for almost all the famous magazines in the country and some of the best brands like Loreal, Sony and Citizen. He is among the 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide and has won many accolades.
Awards: He had been awarded the International Photography Awards in the years 2006,2007,2008,2010 and 2011. He also won The Best Photographer of the Year Award by Asian Photoraphy in 2011 and 2012.
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