Mukul Soman – Life is in the Street

Looking back - Autorickshaw driver

Mukul Soman‘s camera captures some of the most unforgettable images from the street. A Computer science and Visual Effects graduate, he is currently working in the city of San Francisco. He freelances cinematography and photography. Even though he excels at street photography, he thinks his future lies somewhere else. Here we are in a conversation with the man of a few words.

Mukul Soman
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Published twice in Daily Dozen of National Geographic.
Won twice at Photo of the Month of Epson Fotoflock.
Technique: Street Photography (Professional)

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Phalgun P – Believer of Candid Emotions

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Bold, beautiful and candid. Those terms define the works of the Bangalore based wedding photographer, Phalgun P.

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Special Mention: Owner of
Technique: Wedding Photography (Professional)

What hooked my attention to the pictures were the warmth and the love that his photos conveyed. Such effort is unseen in the Indian wedding scenario. This prompted me to reach out to him to have a chit chat about his style and passion.

A lover of candid expressions, Phalgun allows his clients to choose the pictures that decorate his studio walls at CuspConcepts.

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Neeraj Menon and Soumya Jain — Mnmlstc pstrs

Minimalistic Posters

Let us play a game. Can you identify the movies from the following minimalistic posters?

Hint: This is a 2001 animated Hollywood movie that was a huge hit at the time

Hint: This is a 2010 Hindi movie that received critical acclaim

Hint: This 1984 Hollywood movie enjoys a cult status across the world.

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Enjo Mathew — Soulful Photography

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I am intrigued by the surreal works of Enjo Mathew. Even though predominantly melancholic, every moment I spend looking at them makes me light and peaceful at heart. Being a busy-body by birth, the effect of his works on me is profound.

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Achievement: Published works in
Technique: Visual Art (Amateur)

A rare mix of photographic talent and surreal editing skills have made Enjo a promising prodigy in the field of visual art. This talk with him tries to get a peek into his methods, style and passion.
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Himanshu Khagta – On A Journey to Discover Reality

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What prompts the birth of a travel photographer? For Himanshu Khagta, it is the mountains of Shimla (Himachal Pradesh, India).

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Special Mention:Contributor in Femina, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times
Technique: Travel (Professional)

The sheer richness of colors in Himanshu’s clicks attracted me. All of the images showcase the true, incredible India. Today we are in conversation with Himanshu Khagta to understand his passion and style of photography.

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Nidhin G Poothully – Fascinated by Wilderness

Angry - Nidhin G Poothully

The photo (above) called “What Treepie told Barbet” shows the caliber of the wild life photographer – Nidhin G Poothully.

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Special Mention: One of the founders of the site MyTripGuide
Technique: Wildlife (Professional)

Nidhin, a web developer by profession, is a passionate wild life photographer. He excels in painting and clay modeling. A firm believer of mother nature, he has spent years in the jungle trying to portray the beauty of nature and its true subjects.

Here we are in conversation with Nidhin to understand his technique and his passion towards nature.

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Jyothy Karat – In love with ambient light

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The adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” has never been more meaningful. The above video, made by Jyothy Karat, helped an old age home secure a firm roof above their head.

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Achievements :
Youngest member of Project “Unsung” spearheaded by photographer Mahesh Bhat
Participant in the Angkor Photo Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Worked as a Photo Editor at AOL India
Technique: Photo Documentary (Professional)

At a first glance, photos taken by Jyothy are deceptively simple. But they never let you to leave them behind. A lover of ambient light, she weaves magic with her camera. I had a chat with Jyothy and I tried my best to learn some of her ‘secret ingredients’ on Photography.
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Sriram Guruswamy: “I love to use natural light for Photography”

Sriram Guruswamy Portfolio

All these evocative colors are captured by a man known as Sriram Guruswamy.

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Awards :
VFXY Weekly pick award – 26.5.2008;
Winner – TCS Shutterbug Award;
14 times featured as ‘Spotlight’ in
Technique: Portraiture (Amateur)

Sriram is an IT engineer by profession who believes that photography is more than just the click of a button.  A devotee to the fine art of photography, he excels in telling a story using the stillness of life. His urge to travel to the lesser known places in India has developed his body of work over the last four to five years. An avid fan of Indian classical music, he enjoys caricaturing and is a self-confessed foodie!

I tossed a handful of questions at him to understand what makes this man click on almost every single day.
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