I am a Singapore based published photographer/author focusing on digital art, as well as portraiture, street, landscape and wildlife photography. I call myself a life long student of photography who does not like being categorized in any one genre. I always say photography is a learning process and one learns something new from everyone provided you are willing to look and listen.
I had a natural flair for photography since childhood, studied it in school, followed by self- learning and workshops over the last decade. More recently I has honed my skills through photography expeditions around the globe , which include major wildlife destinations in India, Sri Lanka and Africa. I am also a graduate from the New York Institute of Photography and am presently an OLYMPUS Visionary(Brand Ambasador)
To me photography is an art - A true medium of self-expression. After my visits to Ladakh in northern India I was inspired to do my first coffee table book, “Swades; Ladakh: The Land of Splendour”, published by Knowledge World Publishers, in September 2010, to showcase the beauty of the region. To travel with me on one of my adventures, I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have thereafter been covered and published in various media in India and overseas - Sanctuary Asia Publication, Green Leaf, BanyoPran and Outdoor Photographer. Recently the WWF has also used his images in their campaigns.
My work has been exhibited through a number of shows:
1. Solo show “Blow Horn”, by Arushi Arts, New Delhi, India, 2011
2. Curated for the group show “Harvest 2011”, New Delhi, India, 2011
3. Joint show at The American Club, Singapore, 2012
4. Solo show “Banaras” by Gallery Krisstel Martin, Singapore, 2012
5. Participated in a group Show with Indigo Art, Singapore – The Black Frame Project, 2014
6. Works were curated and shown at the 3rd International Biennial of fine art and documentary photography, Malaga Spain
6. Solo show “Through my lens” with Indigo Art, Singapore in April 2015
7. Group show ‘Nomade’ with The Right Side in February 2016.
8. The 9th Pollux Exhibition, Barcelona in September 2017
9. Works were curated and shown at The Berlin Photo Biennial in 2016
10. The Gala awards exhibition - A group exhibition in Barcelona in April 2018
11. Curated to be exhibited at the World Photo Biennial at Barcelona in October 2018
12. Solo show on Wildlife photography by Pollux in Barcelona in May 2019
Recognition and awards:
7th Edition Pollux Awards
Category - ‘People, culture and daily life’ - Finalist
Category - ‘Animals and wildlife’ - Runners up
Category - ‘Portraits’ - Finalist
Best Photos Competition by ‘The Gala Awards’
2 images as finalists among the top 24 photographers.
The Black & White Charles Dodgson Award – Finalist
The Primary Colours Competition by ‘The Gala Awards’ – Finalist
8th Edition Pollux Awards
Category - ‘Fine Art’ - Finalist
Category - ‘Landscapes’ – Finalist
Category - ‘People and Culture’ - Runners up
Category - ‘Portraits’ - Finalist
The Smithsonian.com - Images selected as ‘Editors pick’ ‘
Canon EOS World, Singapore – Ambassador
MIFA (Moscow International Foto awards) 2 images (Categories of Wildlife & Portraiture) were selected for honourable mentions.
Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 4 images across various genres were selected for honourable mentions.
International Photographer of the year – 2 images (Categories of Nature/Wildlife and People/Travel) were selected for Honourable mentions.
Images curated and shown in the 4th Biennial of fine art and documentary photography at Berlin, Germany in October.
9th Edition Pollux Awards
Category – People, Culture and Daily life (Series) Runners up
The Monochrome awards - Honorary mentions in the Photojournalism, People, Portrait and Wildlife categories.
The Urban and Rural Landscape awards held by The gala Awards - Honorary mention and finalist.
The 10th Pollux Award, Wildlife category - Honorary mention
National Geographic Wildlife photo competition - Editors pick (week 9)
Three acceptances in the 'DigiRap' International photography circuit competition, Singapore.
Bronze Award in the category 'People-family' at the TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards).
Two Honorary mentions in the category 'Fine Art' at the TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards).
The 11th Pollux Award - Was in the winners circle and also awarded Honorary mentions
London International Creative Competition (LICC) - was awarded and honorary mention
One Eyeland Award - Bronze in Nature - wildlife cat
One Eyeland Award - Bronze in Special night photography
One Eyeland Award - Finalist in Nature- Wildlife cat
One Eyeland black and white Award - Bronze in Travel cat
One Eyeland black and white Award - Silver in Wildlife cat
One Eyeland black and white Photographers - Ranked No.2 in Singapore
TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) - Silver in People cat
TIFA (Tokyo International Foto Awards) - 2 Honorable Mentions in fine art cat
The 11th Pollux award- Winner in Wildlife category
One Eyeland - Finalist in the Black and white awards
Monochrome Awards - Honorary mention in Professional Wildlife, Portrait and Photojournalism categories
International Photography Award - Honorary mention at the IPA awards
Paris PX3 Award - Bronze in Fine art/ People category
The Pollux Award - Winner in Wildlife Category
- Honorary mention in People and portrait categories
IPA Awards - Honorary mention in Street Photoghraphy/People
- Honorary mention in Climate Change/Earth
- Honorary mention in Naure/Wildlife
Tokyo International Foto Awards - Honorable mention in People/Portrait category
- Honorable mention in in Nature/Wildlife category
PX3 (Prix De La Photographie) - Bronze in Fine Art Category