I am a cinematographer (or Director of Photography) and a filmmaker.
I obtained my diploma in Cinematography from Whistling Woods International, Mumbai in 2010. I then graduated from the University of Hertfordshire, UK in 2011 under their BA (Hon) Film and TV course.
After university, I got an opportunity to travel and document a one of a kind expedition headed by Swedish explorer, Johan Ernst Nilson called Pole2Pole. Mr. Nilson was travelling from the North Pole to the South Pole using non-motorised transport like walking, cycling, skiing, sailing etc. I was on the North, Central and South America leg of the expedition for 9 months in 2011-2012. I was the one man support team, photographer and filmmaker on the expedition. The expedition was sponsored by AUDI, Zenith, Ramlosa, North Face amongst others.
After coming back from the expedition, I started assisting Mr. Binod Pradhan and for 4 years I worked with him on 6 films including 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', '2 States', 'Baaghi', 'Rajjo', and the British film 'Heidi - Queen of the Mountain'.
While I was assisting Mr. Pradhan, I also got commissioned to direct and shoot documentaries by international organisations like IUCN (international union for conservation of nature). I was also one of the cameramen hired by Global Citizen to shoot their festival in Mumbai where Coldplay headlined.
In 2016, I started working independently and since then have shot 2 indie feature films, several TV commercials, international documentaries, international music videos in India and UK, corporate films in India and UK, and several short films.
I am comfortable shooting on any camera and have had extensive experience especially on RED, ARRI, DSLRs and Sony mid range cameras. I can shoot on 35mm and 16mm films cameras. I am also proficient in the use of hand held gimbals.
I have experience shooting abroad; I have travelled to over 40 countries so I am very comfortable dealing with international clients; I am an avid wildlife filmmaker and am not afraid to go into gruelling or otherwise dangerous locations; I am also a certified Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver. I am also proficient in the use of hand held gimbals.