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Prashant Godbole

Prashant Godbole, Creative Head, Founder, ideas@work, Applied Art
Graduate from J. J. Institute of and Member of Bombay Art Society, worked for several advertising agencies, major brands in India and abroad like Bajaj, Raymonds, Park Avenue, Shoppers Stop, Airtel, NECC, Marico, Tata Group, Taj Hotels, Killer Jeans, Colgate, UPS, The Times of India, Citibank, Philips, Tetley, Thomson, Zee TV, Big Rock, Infosys, Reid and Tailor, Big rock Rustomjee, LinkedIn, Pepsico, Addidas shoes, etc.

He started his career as an art director and with the iconic ‘Hamara Bajaj’ campaign and has been the driving force behind some of the most talked about campaigns in the industry over the years.

With a career spanning about 30 years, Prashant has worked with almost every top agency in India and has seen his work win over 250 metals at award shows like Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, the New York Festival, Asia-Pac Awards and others.

He is passionate about photography and art, capturing life as it unfolds in a moment. His journey as a photographer began with the Airtel – Express Yourself campaign, which won accolades for its slice-of-life imagery. His recent photography work for Mumbai Mirror: Hated By Some campaign, which won him the Photographer of the Year award at Goafest and also picked up metal at the Cannes Advertising Awards 2015, in the photography category. His campaign for the outdoor association of India won Oneshow, New York Festival, Asiapac gold and photographer of the year in Adclub.

Today, aside from being one of the founder-NCDs of creative boutique ideas@work, he works on photography projects for reputed brands and gives guest lectures at various art schools and photography schools across India.

Group show:
Goa Photography School
Edelweiss Foundation art group show.
Projection of That’s life’s work at Glasgow Visual Arts Festival.
That’s life’s joint exhibition, Thalam, Bangaluru, India

Solo shows:
Filter Art Gallery
ShatteredNotBroken: A Stance against terrorism. Survivals of Mumbai terrorist attack Mumbai. Kashmir through the lens of football at the Rangoli Art Centre, MG Road.
Stolen Moments by Prashant Godbole, at Rustumjee Seasons, Bandra.
Samsara artworks and sculptures created out of reclaimed material from nature at Jehangir Art Gallery.
A Moment in Time: A photography exhibition at gallery Manora, Bengaluru.

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Mahesh Shantaram

Mahesh Shantaram is an independent photographer based in Bangalore, India.

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Kunal Kelkar

Kunal Kelkar is one of India’s leading automotive photographers and is the co-founder of a creative house, “The Autofocus.”

The Autofocus specializes in creating unique and appealing content for the automotive industry. He has been carving his way through the automotive industry by creating photo and video content that is unmatched even at global levels.

After switching his world from molecular and cell biology, Kunal went after his two passions, photography and cars. Kunal works with a wide array of clients, not just locally but internationally too. His list includes brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rimac Automobili, Zenvo Automotive and many more. Kunal stands by Sir William Lyons quote that, “The automobile is the closest thing we will create to something that is alive,” and that the effort that man puts in to create this masterpiece of engineering should be celebrated by showcasing the beautiful design in the most unique way possible.

His style can be defined as “Refined Reality,” where he does use some post production to enhance the reality of the images captured. His work takes him all over the world, capturing automobiles in various locations.

Most of Kunal’s work is for the commercial space, images are used in campaign commercials for print and digital promotions.

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Dinesh Khanna

Dinesh Khanna has been working as a freelance Photographer for over 25 years with an eclectic blend of commercial and personal work. For advertising and corporate clients, he has been shooting food, people and interiors. Whereas his personal work has been published as acclaimed books like ‘Bazaar’ and ‘Living Faith.’ The latest books he has worked on are – “Right of the Line – The President’s Bodyguard” and “Life in Rashtrapati Bhawan’ which have been commissioned by the Rashtrapati Bhawan and Sahapedia. Over the years his work has also been shown in solo and group shows in galleries from Delhi to New York and Varanasi to San Francisco.
Dinesh is a Managing Trustee of Nazar Foundation, and one of the Co-founders of the Delhi Photo Festival and also one of the Photography Curators for the Serendipity Arts Festival. He also teaches Photography in various institutions and also conducts workshops and is a Visual Consultant with Sahapedia.

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Debarshi Duttagupta

I am a landscape photographer from the city of Calcutta , India. I am really passionate about photographing extreme weather, specially storms and cloudscapes. I am extremely concerned about the changing weather patterns worldwide and try to use the medium of photography to document changes in extreme weather primarily in south Bengal. I have been documenting clouds and storms for the past 10 years and try to do my bit to spread the message through my website.. One needs extreme amount of mobility to shoot storms and cloud systems and I have been looking for a lighter gear option and decided to partly move the X-E1. After that I fell in love with the Fuji X system and bought the X100s and the X-T1. Currently I’m using the Xpro2 and the X-Pro1 , with the XF14mmF2.8 , XF23mmF2 and the XF35mmF1.4. I have been a Fuji Slide film shooter from the time I took up photography seriously and it was a real joy to get back to the colours of the Fuji Velvia and Fuji Sensia that i had used extensively for many years. Thank you Fuji for brining back mobility into my photography and brining back the joy of slide film colours to the new generation photographers. The X-Pro2 and the X-Pro1 also doubles up as a fantastic travel and street cameras. Due to its size and appearance it is virtually invisible to people around me which leads to easier image making.

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Chenthil Mohan

A documentary photographer from Bangalore, Chenthil is the recipient of 2016 Silk Awards, and 2012 Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year Award (couple Portraiture). Apart from Weddings, Chenthil is an accredited sports photographer specialised in professional cycling and a published photojournalist in leading publications and renowned photo festivals. Recently he was nominated to the inaugural “Mark Gunter Cycling Photographer of the Year” competition by CyclingTips Australia. Be it the mood of the moment, the gaiety of the wedding, the exuberance of the party, action in a sport or the sombreness of the ritual, Chenthil’s unique perspective, the odd angle, or different light makes even the mundane special. He lives in the outskirts of Bangalore with his wife and 5 dogs, trying to live a lifestyle true to his spirit.

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Bikas Das

Mr. Bikas Das is a veteran photographer based at Kolkata. He is an esteemed senior Photojournalist working for the Associated Press/AP since 1989. He started photojournalism as a freelancer for Satyajug (vernacular daily)(1977-81) and for The Statesman (1981-89). In his long career, he has contributed to almost all the newspapers and magazines in India. Bikas Das’ pictures are regularly published in various media worldwide.
He prefers to shoot people in candid moment. Anthropology and History are his favorite subjects. A trained mountaineer, Mr. Das has joined several expeditions and high altitude trekking in The Himalayas. He also loves to travel and work in rural areas among people in their natural habitats.
Bikas Das was conferred honorary fellow, Hon. FCOS from FotoClub of Sibiu, Romania for excellence in Black & White prints. He has won UNESCO award 5 times, Asahi Shimbun award 4 times, Nikon award twice and Olympus award to name a few. Also his works are exhibited in 30 countries.
He is the life member of Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) and Photographic Association of Bengal (PAB) and held office of the Hony. General Secretary.
Bikas Das organized 1st International Color slide Salon in Calcutta under the banner of PAB. Presently officiating as President of Sports Photographers’ Association of Bengal.

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Badal Jain

Badal Jain, is one of India’s finest and most talented wedding cinematographer with over 16 years of experience and around 600+ weddings under his belt. His clientele includes billionaires around the world and gets booked almost six to eight months in advance.

A college dropout from Jaipur, Badal Jain inherited journalistic career back in 1995, from his very hard working father who had worked for BBC & Voice of America. But soon after his four year stint with NDTV as a cameraperson he was jobless and had to come to Delhi to find work. After a couple of years of doing freelance jobs he decided to shoot weddings, as it was a question of survival now. The market space was over crowded, but he realised the need of creating a different experience for the biggest days in one’s life. His innovative style of storytelling and creative shooting styles soon made the most wanted wedding filmmaker by the rich and famous from all around the country.

He started with Fujifilm in the year 2018 with the purchase of X-H1 and explains it as most liberating and rejuvenating experiences of his career. He is biggest fan of the colour tones produced by the camera in the extremely difficult light conditions of an Indian Wedding. He is particularly enjoys the ergonomics of the camera bundled with light weight XF lenses when shooting for long hours of Indian Weddings and it’s rituals. He thinks that Fujifilm X Series has produced the most honest and life like results that he has seen in his professional career so far !

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Ashish Chawla

Born and brought up in Delhi, I have been influenced by the culture and architecture around the city. During my education in fine art from College of Art Delhi, I realized that photography was one of the most immediate and accurate ways to create realism in a visual expression. It has been a 20 year journey for me being a photographer, I eat drink sleep photography to this day and am yet to come across something that’s more exciting than an image.

I have successfully dabbled in photography and my commissioned work has won numerous awards. My personal work has been exhibited through various solo and group shows across Europe and India.

My love for art and music creates a certain kind of poetry in whatever I see and capture. Having worked on all formats of cameras and in different genres of photography, I have developed a very graphic and unusual style of looking at things and people.

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Arjun Kartha

Arjun Kartha is one of India’s best known wedding photographers and the co-founder of Twogether Studios. Having helped pioneer the new wave of wedding photography in 2008, Arjun is best known for his contemporary and off-beat approach to shooting Indian marriages. Arjun is also the founder of the Wedding Photographer’s Association of India, a collective for the most innovative and path breaking wedding photographers in the country.

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