“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” – DESTIN SPARKS
The world is the canvas, the photographer ‘the painter’ and the camera is his paintbrush. And When these three are well put together, a visual story is born. Photographers freeze amazing moments and convert almost anything and anyone to sheer beauty. The photographers mentioned here are the bests when it comes to creativity in Fashion photography.
So, here is a list of top amazing fashion photographers in India to be inspired by:
Arjun Mark is a famous advertising, and editorial photographer recognized as the only Indian photographer on the jury of the prestigious international WPGA Awards. Being an industry veteran, he has photographed a lot of celebrities and has shot for a lot of magazines. His photos have a unique sense of creativity as he believes in exhibiting his ideas through a gripping style of imagery.
He has also won several awards and features on the list of top 200 photographers of the world.When he’s not shooting, you will find him fishing. Yes. He’s a man of varied interests. You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
Tarun Khiwal is, without doubt, one of the best fashion photographers in the Indian fashion history. The Delhi-based photographer’s creative shoots can be found in several magazine spreads. Tarun is the first and only Indian to win the Hasselblad Masters Award, and whose work was featured in the prestigious Broncolor’s Annual Calendar in 2012.
His work has also been featured in a New York photography exhibition ‘The Reflected Eye’ alongside some of the biggest photography names in the world. He is a role model for many new photographers. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
Rohan Shrestha is a Nepalese origin, Indian born photographer who lives and works in Mumbai and New York. Being the Son of one of India’s pioneer photographers Rakesh Shrestha, his photographs have made the cover of several prominent magazines.
Being one of the younger photographers in the industry today, his sense of creativity and his style of shooting with a difference is what makes him popular today. With barely 4 years since going solo, Rohan has the distinct advantage of shooting a large number of celebrities. Follow him on Instagram.
Suresh Natarajan is a very famous Indian fashion photographer who has done tremendous work in the industry. His pictures are very striking and inspiring. Suresh Natarajan was born in Kerala, South India. He immigrated to Canada in 1985. He studied film at Ryerson University in Toronto. He worked as an Assistant Director in two major Indian feature film projects.
Suresh is known for his versatility and his expertise in working even under difficult conditions. From big corporate names to fashion editorials, he’s been creating magic with images for over two decades. Follow him on Instagram.
Jatin Kampani has been listed among ‘200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide’ and has been featured in top photography journals and fashion magazines around the world. He has bagged many awards for his notable work in photography.
Included in Kampani’s repertoire are outstanding advertising campaigns that he executed for clients like De Beers, Marriott Incorporated, ITC, L’Oreal, Bacardi, Pepsi, and Sony. Fashion has been his middle name for some time now, having crafted some feted wonders for publications like Elle, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, GQ, Grazia, and Verve. Check out his Instagram.
Rid Burman is a photographer who makes art wed fashion. He graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in California, USA and worked in New York and Los Angeles for five years, working with globally renowned names like Steven Klein and Mark Seliger.
He has photographed most top actors from the film fraternity and his pictures speak for his creative skills. He has worked for both editorial and advertising campaigns with some of the biggest faces in the industry. You’ll find him on the speed dial of India’s top magazine editors and creative directors. His Instagram account!
Vikram Bawa turned pro much later in his life than most photographers, on a journey filled with many opportunities, trials, and tribulations. As a photographer, he has won multiple awards from Masters Cup, Prix de la Photographie Paris, The International Color Awards, The Spider Awards, Asian Photography Most Influential Photographer Award, PIEA Award and many more.
A creative thinker Vikram is constantly innovating new business ideas. In 2010 he was included in the Most Influential People in the photography industry due to his strong business practices. Follow his account on Instagram & Facebook.
Ashish Chawla, widely known as a fashion and beauty photographer, studied fine arts and surely lives up to his name. He blends his knowledge of painting with his skills behind the lens and comes up with some really stunning artwork in his pictures.
Till this day, he says he has yet to encounter something that’s more expressive, communicative or enchanting than a well-taken image. Having experimented with all formats of cameras and different genres of photography, Ashish has managed to develop a very graphic and unusual style that can uniquely be called his own. Check out his Facebook and Instagram.
Cover Image Credits: Rohan Shrestha