To focus on personal work means you break free of the rules that come with the assigned projects. Everyone is free to be a bit risky and creative, think outside the box and pitch in ideas.
The GQ Actor if the Year award this year went to Ayushmann Khurrana and I had the pleasure of photographing him for this issue. This is my second GQ cover with Ayushmann.
For their September 2019 Wedding Book, Vogue India chose Bollywood power-couple Shahid and Mira Kapoor alongside with seven models.
Bollywood newcomer Ananya Pandey rocks the September cover of Grazia India in a monsoon ambience of a Goan-esque location.
Brides Today had the dream girl of Bollywood Jaqueline Fernandez as their April cover girl adorning “vintage” cocktail gowns and traditional looks. It is always fun to shoot with Jacqueline. She is always in great energy and delivers 200% so she makes it very easy for the entire team to deliver their best also.
This shoot was a very exciting shoot for me. I had wanted to go to Seychelles ever since I was a child and as a photographer I discovered paradise. For me personally, I love to shoot with natural light and nothing more and Desroches gave me the absolutely perfect scenery for that.
I have been working with both Varun and Alia for quite some time now. I have to say that this was probably our most mature collaboration so far. They are both extremely hard working and it was so amazing to see them grow. The confidence of both of them on this particular shoot was so amazing to witness
I shot Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh for the Grazia India Cover March 2019 edition. I have worked with Ranveer several times in the past, he’s a good friend of mine, his energy is explosive and rather contagious. His presence lifts everyone in the room
Dimitris Alexandrou was one of the first models I photographed early in my career and I was also the one who did his very first shoot. He is a very close and dear friend and a muse for me. For this particular shoot, I just asked him to come and do some body shots and some nudes.
For me, it was almost like going back to where I began as a photographer which was doing these test-shoots for models where there were no clients or teams involved. It was just about having an “open-day” where models walked in, sat in front of me for 15-20 min and we had fun taking photos.