About Me

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Born: Nagpur ( India) 30/12/1944

After 13 years as a social worker I launched my photographic career in 1977 starting off as a magazine photographer and later moving on to advertising work. Have traveled widely and been commissioned to shoot in many parts of the world including USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Japan etc. I moved to Dubai in June ’98 to better serve a growing international clientele.

Highly experienced in Product & model photography. Well versed in Travel, Hotel, Food and Dance photography as well. Equally at home in the studio and on location. Over 250 magazine and book covers to my credit. Was commissioned by publishers from U.K. Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mauritius and India for 17 books.

Work published in over 35 countries of the world. Have over 1,00,000 transparencies in my stock library Image Solutions. Have recently launched our first catalog of Royalty Free images under the brand name of gulfimages.com.

Photography for Tribhuvan Das Bhimji Jhaveri, TVS 50 Mopeds, E.C.TV and Wipro computers have won Bombay and Madras Ad. Club awards. The menu for the Coffee-shop at the Welcome group Sea-Rock Sheraton Hotel which was designed and photographed by me won the “best menu” award from the “Federation of Hotels and Restaurant’s Association of India.” Posters for Goa and Uttar Pradesh Tourism have won prizes at TAAI and IATO conventions and photographic display for Kerala Tourism have won prizes at TAAI and South Asian Tourism & Travel Exchange. Have also won prizes in other all India open photography contests.

Needless to say I also undertake conventional film photography and have comprehensive 35 mm, medium format and 4″ x 5″ camera systems. Lighting consists of adequate Studio and location kits with complete capability of shooting with my own captive power source making it possible to shoot in the desert, etc. We also have strobe flash and other specialist lighting capabilities.

Just a few of the many International Periodicals that have carried my work include

  • Geo, Abentuer & Reisen, Die Weit, Globo??- Germany
  • Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Jazz Magazine – USA
  • Rolling Stone, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Scotsman – U.K.
  • Discovery, Cargo Clan – Hong Kong
  • Shoken Gendai, Swing Journal – Japan
  • Animan? – Switzerland
  • International Herald Tribune – Paris
  • Al Khanjar – Oman
  • Dubai Duty Fee, Mid-East Travel, International Indian – U.A.E.
  • Khaleej Times, Gulf News, Jumeira Beach Mag. – Dubai

Indian Travel / Tourism / Hotel Magazines that have carried my work

Signature (Citibank Diner Card members), Namaskar (Air India), Swagat (Indian Airlines), Namaste (ITC Sheraton Hotels), Taj Magazine (Taj Group Hotel), Soma (Oberoi Group Hotels), Travel Trends, Destination India, Destination Kerala.

A list of my commercial clients in India include

Air India, Allwyn watches, Agfa Gevaert, Asian Paints, Amrut Distilleries, Bajaj Auto, Britannia, Brooke Bond, B.A.S.F., B.H.E.L., Bakelite Hylam, City Palace Museum- Udaipur, Ceat Tyres, Canara Bank, Casino Hotels Group, Can Finance, Cooper Engineering, Caprihans, Deccan Cement, DCM-Toyota, Dynaspeed, Elgi Tyres, E.C. TV, Eskayeff Pharmaceuticals, Festival of India (Russia) Govt. of India — Tourism, Gurjari, Glaxo, Goa Tourism, Great India Tour company, H.M.T., Hindustan Photo Films, IPCA Laboratories, International Wool Secretariat, I.T.D.C. Hotels, Castrol, I.P.C.L. Baroda, Indian Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, Janardhan Silks, K.T.D.C., Kerala Tourism, Karnataka Tele-cables, Leela Kempinsky , Kirloskar Electric, Larsen Tubro, Mather & Platt, M.M. Foam, MICO — Bosch, Mysore Breweries, Madura Coates, Nagarjuna Signode, Nagarjuna Steel, Nestle-F.S.L., Natesans Antiques, National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, Oberoi Hotels, Premier Automobiles, Phillips India, Rolon Chains, Reliance Industries, Sears Elcot TV, State Bank of India, Smash T-Shirts, TVS mopeds, Tilak Nagar industries, Tribhuvandas Bhimji Zaveri, TATA Group — TELCO, NELCO, Taj Mahal Hotels, CTTL — Trombay, Tata Exports, Union Carbice, UB Group-MacDowells, Herbertsons, UB-Mec, VST, VIP hosiery, Voltas, WIPRO, Welcomgroup- Sheraton Hotels, Walchand Nagar Industries, Zuari Agro Chemicals and many more.

Have the wanderlust. Traveled widely including Middle East, Africa, USA and Canada, whole of western Europe, South Asia, East Asia, Far East including China and Japan. Always ready to travel!! Hope to visit South Africa, Australia and South America next.

Enjoy music! From Indian and Western classical to Heavy metal!. Written songs and short plays. Directed several plays including musical show ” India Arise”. Which had 67 performances in 8 countries in the Middle East and Europe and over 150 performances in India. Can read, write and speak 4 Indian languages, English and French.

Books Published (Photography only)

1. National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum — New delhi

Mapin — India – Entire book

2. City Palace Museum — Udaipur

Mapin — India -Entire book

3. Khajuraho

The Guide Book Co. — Hong Kong -Over half the book

4. New Delhi City Guide

APA Insight Guides ?- Singapore -Entire book

5. The Performing Arts of Kerala

Grantha—USA co-edition with Mapin —India – Entire book

6. Singapore

Berlitz Publishing co. — Hong Kong -Over half the book

7. Banaras

The Guide Book Co. — Hong Kong -Entire book

8. Kerala

The Guide Book Co. — Hong Kong -Entire book

9. International Vegetarian Cooking

Editions de L’ocean Indien — Mauritius-Entire book

10. Goa

Cross Section Publications – Over half the book

11. Dances of Manipur

Marg Publications — India – Over half the book

12. STREE — The Indian Woman

The Govt. of Inida – Over half the book?

13. KATHAKALI – The art of the unworldly

Marg Publications — India – Over half the book

14. Sravanabelgola???

D.J. Samaj — India – Entire book

15. India Week by Week — Kerala

Media Trans-Asia — Bangkok – Over half the book?

16. India – A wealth of Diversity

Hansib — England Entire book

18.Maldives

Nelles — Germany – Over half the book

Book Covers & / or Significant Contributions

  • Delhi-Agra-Jaipur – APA Insight Guides — Singapore
  • South India – APA Insight Guides – Singapore
  • The low Fat Indian CookBook – Lorenz Books/Annesse — U.K.
  • Balkrishana Doshi (Architecture) – Mapin — India
  • Haveli—The Wooden houses of India – Mapin — India
  • The Cashmere Shawl? – Mapin — India
  • Handwoven Fabrics of India – Mapin — India
  • Maharaja — The Mewad Dynasty of Udaipur – Mapin — India
  • Chinese Vegetarian Cooking – India Book House — India
  • Creations (Dance) – Mapin — India

Clients and Brands that I have done work for in the Middle East Include

  • Al Futaim watches & Jewelry
  • Al Ghurair Centre
  • Apex Publishing — Muscat
  • Ajman University
  • Arushi Boutique
  • Aftron appliances
  • Amouage Perfume
  • Ajman Kempinsky Hotel
  • Abu Dhabi Co-Op.
  • Bates Pan-Gulf Adv
  • British Airways
  • Balqis Boutique
  • Bateel Chocolates
  • Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • CLR Computers
  • Choitrams Supermarket
  • Christian La Croix Boutique
  • Chantelle Lingerie
  • Chopard — Geneve
  • Chanel – Paris
  • London Dairy Ice Cream
  • Meridian Hotels – India,
    Nepal, Lebanon,Egypt
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Modigliani
  • Waterman Pens
  • Colgate-Palmolive Shampoo
  • Dubai Quality Awards
  • Dubai Park Hotel
  • Daewoo Refrigerators
  • Davidoff
  • Design Design
  • Etisalat
  • Euro RSCG- Promopub
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Emirates Holidays
  • Emarat Link
  • Fares
  • Faces
  • Fortune Promoseven
  • Fed Ex Couriers
  • Galaxy chocolates
  • Gulf News
  • Ghawashi Boutique
  • Gulf Air
  • GMASCO
  • Westar Watches
  • Western Union
  • Wonderland
  • Wella Hair products etc
  • Motivate Publishing
  • Govt. of India Tourist Office
  • Guinness UDV
  • Ghanatti Boutique
  • Gerber Baby Foods
  • Heinz foods
  • Helena Rubenstein cosmetics
  • IKEA
  • Impact BBDO
  • J. Walter Thompson
  • J H Bean pub
  • Jumeirah Beach Magazine
  • Kraft Foods
  • Khaleej Times
  • Kul Annas-Cairo
  • Kit Kat
  • Kul Al Usra
  • Lapis Boutique
  • Lancome cosmetics
  • Lipton Beverages
  • LG Electronics
  • Tower Records
  • Tanagra Boutique
  • Tamra C2
  • Vissco 5000 oil
  • Volvic
  • M & M chocolates
  • National Bank of Sharjah
  • Nokia phones
  • Novartis
  • Pinctada Pearls
  • Philips Electricals
  • Pyramids — Wafi
  • Pepsi
  • Prima Diamonds
  • Qatar Airways
  • Qasco
  • Quality Street
  • Rotana Hotels
  • Scalini Boutique
  • Snickers chocolates
  • Siemens phones
  • Sheraton Hotels
  • Saudia Airlines
  • Sushi Sushi restaurant
  • Swarowski
  • Toyota
  • TD& A DDB
  • Toys ‘R’ Us
  • Twix chocolates
  • Mirinda Exotica
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