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International Photography Awards 2018

My first photobook Motion Pictures in Poetry has received an Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards in the Book – Fine Art category.

Motion Pictures in Poetry

My first photobook: Motion Pictures in Poetry

Available at Blurb and Amazon


Motion Pictures in Poetry began in 2009, the year I started pursuing art photography seriously. Or rather, organically.

While I have been obsessed with visual imagery, both moving and still, all my life, the new millennium’s digital democratization ignited my imagination and allowed me to dive deep into all manner of experimentation. As a self-taught photographer and film-maker, I have relished this freedom unhampered by the economic constraints of the analog past, much as I respect the legacy of film.

These selected photographs, celebrating the first decade of my photography, were taken at numerous dance performances in New Delhi, spanning a wide variety of genres, from Indian classical to western to contemporary fusion.

Motion Pictures in Poetry aims to blur the lines between what is perceived as movement versus the still in the context of light and body contours. As if in sync with the dance, my camera also “performs” in its own way resulting in an abstract visual style. By shooting at slow shutter speed and experimenting with aperture control, the entire process is dynamic and organic with minimal post touch ups.

Motion Pictures in Poetry consists of various sub-series which reflect a particular sentiment while pointing to my cinematic influences. Specifically, the sub-series titled ‘She Moves In Mysterious Ways’ received an honorary mention at the PX3 – Prix de la Photographie Paris Awards in the PX3 Blue competition in 2013. The competition was inspired by and in tribute to Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors trilogy of acclaimed films and invited photographers to interpet the color blue.
Similarly, the 2011 sub-series titled ‘Tangled’ (a passing reference to the Disney film of the same name) received an honorable mention at the International Photography Awards.

In addition to this and my other series, since 2010, I have received over 30 honors at the PX3, IPA and the Photography Masters Cup Color Awards. A selection of my photographs (including the cover image of this book) of a performance by renowned Swiss choreographer Philippe Saire were featured in promotional material by the India office of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

With constant advances in camera technology where the boundaries between still and moving cameras are rapidly fading, I look forward to plunging further into uncharted waters to explore how the perception of the “motion picture” will continue to evolve over time.

Motion Pictures in Poetry is available at Blurb and Amazon

J’aipur Journal features “Tangled”

New York-based J’aipur Journal features my photo series “Tangled” in its issue based on the theme of “Longing”. J’aipur Journal is a digital publication “telling East-meets-West stories about people and places that inspire.” The “Tangled” series won an honorable mention at the 2011 International Photography Awards in the moving images section.

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2012 – IPA – International Photography Awards

The following five entries received seven Honorable Mentions in five professional categories in the 2012 International Photography Awards. Nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries were received for the 2012 IPAs.

“Tripping the Light Fantastic”

Honorable Mention : Fine Art (Abstract)


“F1 to the Future”

Honorable Mention : Deeper Perspective / Editorial (Other)

“Toons to the Future”

Honorable Mention : Editorial (Other) / People (Other)

“Anil Kapoor”

Honorable Mention : Editorial (Personality)

“Lady Gaga’s Delhi Durbar”

Honorable Mention : Fine Art (Portrait)

And here are some of the 2012 IPA certificates :