Art is evident all around us. From industrial design to billboards, movie posters to music, graffiti to theatre, food and fashion. It is the uninhibited expression for change, for love – from love, of culture, that is art. It is also what pushes the boundaries of design, rational thinking and engineering. I want to be an active part of art, of that, which brings more life to our day.
As an East Indian who grew up in Nigeria, I was exposed to the arts rooted in culture from a very young age. My mother being an artist was a big part of my creative and emotional influence. Moving back to India in the early teens was a culture shock and a sensory disruptance. Relearned language and street smarts. Moved to Canada on my own for Mechanical Engineering in my late teens and the learning began again.
I like to travel, photograph people and enjoy a good challenge. I am humbled by the kindness in people that I have met along the way and grateful to collaborate with the teams I have been fortunate to work with.
My portfolio consists mainly of environmental portraits, fashion, advertising, documentary and portraits of artists.
Being a mechanical engineer, photography is the perfect way to keep my left and right side of the brain in balance. Having been a media manager for a Canadian nationally distributed print publication for over four years, I got the opportunity to start my journey in photography from a highly creative environment. I carried on to tour with a band Digging Roots for 18 months, following which, moved to the mountains in British Columbia for a change of scenery and start my freelance career as a photographer. Currently residing just North of Toronto.
Clients include: Canada Goose | Manitobah Mukluks | Bellstar Resorts | Welcome Heritage India Hotels | Raymond and James Financial | Holliday Inn Osoyoos