Archive for the ‘commissioned’ Category

Siddharth Sanghvi

March 29, 2011

I was commissioned to photograph Siddharth Sanghvi, an Indian prodigy and extremely well known author of our times for Canteen Magazine. Sanghvi has been compared to Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth in his writing styles, especially for using settings of magical realism, and themes such as karma, love and sexuality extensively in his very applauded book The Last Song of Dusk. Here are a few of my favorite images from the shoot. Above all, he was a delight to work with and a great person to brainstorm about life, love and image making.

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Dubai

January 29, 2011

Shiny, sharp, modern and unnaturally blue for a desert are the few words that come to mind when I try to describe the bustling concrete jungle named Dubai. While I was there visiting… I was also additionally assigned to shoot some streetstyle Dubai fashion for AOL. So take a look at some random glimpses of the city followed by the street style story for AOL. The Shiny building right below this is Bhurj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world.

Street Style Dubai for AOL

Published, Penguin Books, The trouble with Half a Moon

September 27, 2010

I recently photographed for Penguin Books young readers division. They had a great story about a courageous girl who grows up in the projects fighting a rough upbringing and overcomes challenges in spite of what life has handed her. We used a brilliant location that fed our layout needs after a painful scout! A big shout out to Dima and Alla gavrysh who were not only gracious and trusting hosts but also a star creative couple to meet! Check out Dima’s fantastic photo journalistic work here.

But perhaps the biggest of all shouts on this project go to Jeanine Henderson who has had repeated trust and faith in my work as a photographer since I started here in NYC. Jeanine was not only the Graphic Designer/ Art Director on this job but is also herself a star Illustrator! please take a look at her work here to see some refreshing eye candy. Miss Jeanine here’s to many more assignments together!

Here is one of my personal favorites, an outtake from the shoot.

More Fashion week action!

September 15, 2010

Here is some more Fashion Week street style moments, photographer exclusively for my peeps at AOL stylelist! To see the full gallery, click here

Fashion week for AOL Street Style

September 12, 2010

I was assigned to photograph some Fashionweek Spring 2011 action by AOL. With trustee assistant Michelle Watt and the excellent company of writer Katie Hintz we scoured the streets of soho and uptown finding people who rocked their street style with pride. Here are a few images, to see more feel free to click on this gallery.

Portraits

September 10, 2010

On my shoot with Railroad earth I also shot some individual portraits. Here is a slide show below that lets you see some of those. Also featured below is the very handsome Band leader from and alternate versions of some band shots that I still hold dear to my heart. Enjoy!

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Old 33, final piece in hand!

August 31, 2010

I am very excited to share this latest project with you all! I was hired to do the photography for Megan Palmer’s new album Old 33. Megan is extremely passionate musician with tons of talent to back it up, and yay, the production work on the album just wrapped up! Art direction and design of the package was done by the very talented Bill Gaines. On 18th of September at the Rockwood Music Hall, Megan Palmer will have the official NYC CD Release of Old 33. If you’re in town swing by I am certainly going to be there.



Railroad Earth

August 10, 2010

I just got commissioned by a label in New York to create album art for the band Railroad Earth. Railroad Earth has some sweet tunes & the musicians were a complete riot to work with. The production for this shoot came together last minute and was nothing short of complete camaraderie. All I can say is the Hasselblad H4d40, three assistants, a fog machine, a few lights and 10 people in the Delaware gave rise to this image. A shout out to Jonathan Chang my client in nyc and Brian Ross in LA for for being so hands on with everything.

Grohe, Behind the Scenes

June 22, 2010

The images below are behind the scene moments from an advertising shoot I was recently commisioned for. The client was Grohe. In the image below I am on location at Laxya Production’s office in Delhi. The pre production days were intense since the client chimed in with wanting to shoot immediately and we had to get into gear over night.

Pictured above is us selecting bathroom and floor tiling for re creating what would look like a sleek bathroom. Grohe, manufactures high end shower heads and faucets, the client was particularly interested in me re creating the aesthetics from The Shower Series, a body of work that has recently picked up some press and attention for me.

The bathroom for this Grohe shoot came together nicely, images below are people who constructed it from wood and then tiled over it and then of course a water supply had to be rigged! The most challenging part of the shoot was getting the water flow to be perfect! Below are a few images of various different crew members in action, the Grohe technicians, trustee assistant Erika Hokanson, The people who delivered tea constantly, the stand ins, the digital tech’s and the HMI light technicians. All wonderful, enthusiastic crew members.




Pictured above is the man of the match Syed Usman, Art Director for this shoot. I pinched myself a couple times when he came over to me and said follow your heart and do what you do best, its about the product but it’s really about you and how you make it look.

Prabhat, pictured above, was my number 1 lighting guy; The man with HMI’s! Prabhat worked two shifts straight getting everything rigged and in place as per our lighting plan. Not to mention he had a charming smile and also wore the most bad ass shirt a lighting guy could wear. It was very easy to find Prabhat you see, a fluorescent Green shirt has a way of standing out. I’m sure he is slammed with work where ever he is. If you have a shoot in Delhi, he’s your man.

To see some of the selected images from the series click here. Finally at the end of this chaotic week, i flew back to Mumbai worked on the post and flew back with some large prints to the client and pictured below is Kapila Sethi, head of this project in India. The result is already on bill boards in a few cities in India. Below is an example of the layout. Doesn’t a smiling client say it all? Here’s to collaboration.

A special thanks to Shruti Singh for taking such incredible behind the scenes images on my set. Shruti is an emerging photographer based in Delhi but originally from Jaipur and was a delight to get to hang with in India. I look forward to featuring some of her work in the near future.