Full-time professional (paid work)
--University for the Creative Arts, Rochester (2009-2010)
--London College of Communication (2008-09)
Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate Professional Photography Practice
--Light and Life Academy, Ooty, India (2006-07)
Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Photography Practice
--National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bangalore, India (2001-05)
Bachelor of Fashion Design and Information Technology, Fashion and Apparel
--November 2008- November 2009: Assistant Photographer, Eric Richmond Photography,London: www.erichmond.talktalk.net
--February 2005- December 2005: Assistant Photographer, Shilvasa Studios, Mumbai, India: www.sureshnatarajan.in
COMMISSIONS (HIGHLIGHTS ONLY):
--April-May 2010: Carried out look-book/catalogue shoots for several London based independent fashion designers. Areas of work included concept development, art direction, production, photography and post-production.
--June 2009: Carried out a high fashion shoot for the Source (Tango Group Ltd.) Autumn Winter 2009 collection for buyer catalogues and website. Areas of work included photography, art direction and production.
--July 2007 - August 2008 : ?Shot for the in-store catalogues and posters for Indian brands such as Lee, Lee Youth, Van Heusen, Peter England, etc.
?Shot the Lee Youth advertising campaign for Autumn- Winter 2008
?Shot for Indian high fashion brands French Curve, Tahera and Milk.
AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS:
March'11 - on-going : Sold artworks from the 'OFELEA' photography series to some high profile art collectors and art buyers from the UK and Europe.
--February 2011: Invited by Salon Contemporary, London to exhibit in the central London gallery as part of their Debut Arts artist mentorship program.
--January 2011: Four page feature in the January 2011 issue of Smart Photography Magazine, India
--December 2010: Invited by Photofusion, London to exhibit a body of work titled, ‘Ofelea’ in their biennial photography exhibition AMPS’10. The exhibition will run from 3 December 2010 – 28 January 2011.
--November 2010: Selected from over 400 participating artists and 1000 artworks by ArtSway, Hampshire, UK to exhibit an artwork titled, ‘Ofelea and the Flying Balloons’ in ArtSway Open 2010.The exhibition will run from 20 November 2010 - 23 January 2011.
--October 2010: First runners-up, Award EMERGENT-FUNDACIÓ SORIGUÉ, an international arts & photography award at Lleida, Spain.