I studied Mass communication at the university and worked in advertising as a photographer for different agencies and brand. Aditya Birla group, Madura fashions, People, Schneider , Cult... Etc. in total five years of experience in commercial photography including Fashion, editorials, product, fine art & lifestyle photography with two years of teaching experience as a Sr.photography faculty for the university. My style of work is minimalist and approach is always towards the fine art aspect, I always try to at least reach near to the approach where the audience can feel. I am good at working with creative teams and concept. I am double masters in mass communication and Photography. I have also taken many workshops for universities and private. My work was exhibited in Musee du Louvre "Paris" in 2015; Indie folio also interviewed me as a fashion photographer in 2016. My Core specialization is Fashion, Editorial, Conceptual& Fine art photography.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Shikhar. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I'm a music lover, my intentions.. when I shoot is always to create a connectivity for my self when I try to work on a series. My photographs should create an impact like a poem whenever I look at them.
Shikhar, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion is to reach where I will be so efficient to create art as a photograph or video which can be as complex as a human emotion but world class at the same time. I was an assistant director in films in my early college then I after saving enough money I bought this camera canon EOS 300D one of the earliest series.When I started shooting my love and passion for photography enhanced like a hormone and now m following the same path.
Who is your inspiration in life Shikhar? How do you keep inspired?
I keep on looking stuff on the internet from world known artist like Mario testino, Nick knight, Ansal Adams, Vermeer... and many others... It keeps me going.
We all make mistakes Shikhar; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Not as such...
Shikhar, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
They all are a priority... It is just I have a good team with amazing will... That's how I keep my work up to the mark.
Please tell us Shikhar, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
The time for delivery and meetings with new clients... This has to be well organised...
Shikhar, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
At the time when you have client at the location where you are shooting, and you know the client is almost trying to direct you... then I preferably sit with them and make them understand the whole concept behind the shoot and the approach... then we are always on to the same page... and that's way too important.
Shikhar, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My work was part of the Exhibition at Musee Du Louvre " Paris".
Shikhar, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I believe its always about the vision... When it's clear the final output will never be monotonous.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Think like an artist & painter not just as a photographer.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am willing to collaborate as a fashion photographer.
Now for the best part Shikhar! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photographer: Shikhar Shukla