We’ve handpicked a selection of photographers who are exceptionally talented and who are currently looking for new collaboration opportunities. In no particular order, we’ve taken time to get to know a bit about each of them, and shared their background here so that you can connect with people whose work resonates with you. Click on their names to see more of their work and chat with them on Dysco.
Kunal Ahuja – Travel & Film
Young & ambitious, Kunal Ahuja, is currently a Mass Media student from Jai Hind College, Mumbai and a freelance photographer and videographer when he’s not studying. He primarily shoots music videos, short films, or at corporate events and music gigs. However, he dedicates a lot of his time to street and travel photography because of his keen interest in travelling. ”I love travelling, and it’s no secret. As long as I’m still travelling, no matter what I’m doing in life, I’ll be happy” says Kunal. When we asked him about his future aspirations and goals, he said that he wants to make a name for himself in the filmmaking industry someday. “Since my first year in The Maximum City, I’ve relentlessly pursued to achieve perfection in everything I do. I’ve done my fair share of unpaid jobs and have assisted people relevant to my field in order to learn and grow.” In the process, he has acquired opportunities like the role of an assistant director in a few ad films. This year, he even submitted his first professionally shot travel film to the Jio MAMI festival. When he just started marketing his work on platforms like Instagram and YouTube, he realised that the scale of operations of the industry is vast but the kind of opportunities that are available these days are equal to the number of people striving to grab them. “At this point, my primary goal is to broaden my horizon in order to be able to see these opportunities.” He’s hoping to collaborate with professionals who are determined, focused and enjoy what they do. Apart from travelling and photography, Kunal is fond of reading and watching movies. He is also a dog-lover and says that he hopes to dedicate his life to them one day.
Collaborate with Kunal: If you’re looking for someone in Mumbai to shoot a short film or music video, you can message Kunal and chat directly on Dysco. You can also find links to his social accounts on his Dysco profile.
Sagar Ahuja – Fashion & Portrait
New Delhi-based freelance fashion and commercial photographer, Sagar Ahuja specialises in fashion and portrait photography. He says, “The most amazing thing about me as a photographer is that I strive to discover novel ways to shoot/capture people or anything around me in the most enthralling custom”. His aspiration to become a photographer began while he was studying Journalism & Mass Communication. He realised that his photography class intrigued him much more than the others, so he began assisting fashion and portrait photographers on assignments for magazines and commercial shoots. He even got a chance to work for prominent fashion magazines like Vogue India, Grazia, L’Officiel India and Harpers Bazaar India, which gave him a lot of exposure and experience. He’s been working independently as a photographer since his graduation in 2013. Fashion, portraits and editorials are his major genre, but he extends his skill to food, interior, lifestyle, product, advertorials as the project demands. In the past four years, Sagar has had the opportunity to shoot runway and backstage photos for Vogue India during fashion weeks like Lakme Fashion Week, Amazon India Fashion Week and India Couture Week. His clientele also includes established designers like Tarun Tahiliani and Pankaj & Nidhi, e-commerce retail brand, KOOVS and in the electronics realm, he has shot for Nubia Smartphones and Philips. After establishing himself in the photography industry, he tried his hands at videography and started making commercial videos and behind the scenes films, most of which are used on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. He lives by the words of his idol, Mario Testino, a Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer, “You have to be you. You can’t be anybody else. If you speak loudly, and people tell you to speak quietly, you can do it for a little bit, but loud people are loud, and people who are not, are not.”
Collaborate with Sagar: When we asked him about his future goals and endeavours he told us he’s looking to expand his network of clients across the country and would love to connect with amazing fashion designers, magazines and ad agencies, to meet amazing and interesting people and to collaborate and make great work with them. All the bloggers, stylists and designers, in Delhi or otherwise, if you’re looking for someone to click some great portrait shots for you then you must get in touch with Sagar on Dysco. See more on his website here.
Kushal Shah – Cityscape & Long-exposure
Backed with a degree in finance, Kushal Shah works a 9:00-5:00 job in the finance department of a leading manufacturing company. However, he has always been fond of photography and believes that, “Finance industry feeds the stomach, photography feeds the soul.” With that in mind, Kushal decided to pursue photography professionally. You’ll usually find him wandering through cities and streets, clicking pictures of the architectural masterpieces, or vast cityscapes, or even long-exposure and outdoor portraits, the last two being his favourite genre. He specialises in architecture and interior photography and has worked with clients like Oberoi Realty and Kaamdhenu Builders for the same.
Collaborate with Kushal: Mumbai-based Kushal is open to working with anyone from the architectural or interior field to travel companies and even fashion bloggers and models since he wishes to enter the other genres of photography. Get in touch with Kushal on Dysco. You can see more of his work on his website here.
Roshini Kumar – Fashion and People
“I’m not sure whether I can call myself a brand or a company but my photography represents me; my ideals, my personality, and my personal style. It’s very important to me that my work represents me” says Roshini, a Mumbai-based photographer who mainly shoots fashion and people. She is equally passionate about styling, creative direction and digital art. Her style is bold, colourful and vibrant. She definitely has a good eye for fashion and captures the true essence of the person through her lens. At the age of 16, Roshini began practising her photography skills on her friends and family. But her love for photography started at the age of 3 when she used to sneak her dad’s camera to click pictures of her friend. She dropped out of her Visual Communication degree and instead went to Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Photography in Pune to pursue her love for photography.
Collaborate with Roshini: Roshini also does a regular series on social issues like body positivity that are not usually addressed in our society. Her aim is to help and encourage people to differentiate between the wrong and right. She would love to collaborate with people who like to do something interesting or out of the ordinary or someone who’s willing to try out her style. Talk to Roshini on Dysco, about your next fashion shoot! You can see more of her work on her website here.
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