I have always defied the conventional stereotypes. There was a burning creative side which I wanted to channelize into something tangible. Photography was my true calling, to see a moment captured in time and see it translated life like in print was not only satisfying but immensely gratifying as well.
Wedding photography came naturally to me. To be able to capture one’s happiest and iconic day in their personal space brought out the best translations for me. “The Red Letter Day” was an emotional journey and an earnest attempt to capture that flavor and joie de vivre, like seldom done before. It was a collection of 60 color, black-and-white and sepia photographs showcasing the essence of grandeur that Indian weddings are all about in 2007.
I had the pleasure of Mandira Bedi’s personal presence to inaugurate my first exhibition which was held at the very prestigious Alliance Francaise, New Delhi. She was an absolute delight to host with her visibly infectious enthusiasm towards my art display!
Post confirmation of the venue, my photographs were reviewed and scrutinized and only when the management was satisfied with the work presented, we were allowed to showcase at the venue! My wonderful clients who had featured in the photographs were my honorable guests at the show. I even managed to sell quite a few of my work showcased on the first day itself.
There was some fabulous press coverage that I received for my work and it was a moment of pride to see my work receive such accolades in print media. My maiden exhibition…the emotion was inexplicable as I was sharing my most personal work with public for the first time under one roof. It was sharing a piece of my heart and soul. The response I received was not only overwhelming but also extremely motivating and reaffirming my faith of being exactly where I belong!