Akhil, in his own words…
I was sitting at work one day, I was a Creative Producer at Yahoo, and looking through the Facebook pictures of one of my friends. They had gotten married in Canada and the wedding had been covered by Rose Dykstra, a Vancouver based wedding photographer. I couldn’t believe that a wedding could have been shot that way. I had only ever seen very traditional, Indian style wedding pictures, but those ones moved me completely. It was everything, the emotions, the story behind the images, the composition, the colour, everything that was built into the set of images. That’s when I realised that I wanted to create pictures that invoked strong emotions.
I started shooting gigs, concerts, and weddings of close friends. I would take any and every opportunity to take photos, because I loved to capture people in their most natural poses, unstaged and real.
I would describe my photography as lifestyle photography which captures candid, un-posed, real and emotive images. I pay attention to the details, which other photographers might miss. For example, at a wedding, I would look at shots from both perspectives, be it from a groom’s or the bride’s, at the same time. If a bride is walking down the aisle, I would not only shoot the bride walking down the aisle, I would also shoot the groom’s expression when he looks at her, so try and get those intimate moments. Those in-between moments.
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