Ashish Chawla has photographed national icons, everyone from Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgan to cricketers like Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh, but Ashish Chawla is a Delhi boy at heart. This fashion photographer was born in the capital and spent his formative years in the city, completing his Bachelors in Fine Arts from […]
About Malavika Vyawahare
Award-winning journalist with several years of experience (and almost no grey hair). Master's in Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. Former Researcher/Reporter at The New York Times. Journey into journalism involved stops at Google, UNICEF, and a handful of academic institutions. Writing on everything environment, and running SILK PHOTOS blog now. Tips are welcome, but conversations are better.
Entries by Malavika Vyawahare
In the last few years we have seen a dramatic change in the realities of wedding photography in India, as more and more women choose to take up the profession, which was previously a men-only dominated field. Do women make better wedding photographers than men? The jury is still out on that one. Most women […]
This year has been phenomenal at many levels, and when we count our blessings, we will count SILK INSPIRE 2016, atleast twice! What started as an idea to bring wedding photographers together took the shape of a 4-day long extravaganza, a celebration of the vibrant photography community in India. SILK INSPIRE has spawned many friendships, […]
In Conversation With: RAW SILK Photographer Rimi Sen Rimi Sen is a Bangalore-based wedding photographer currently enrolled in the RAW SILK mentorship program. The 29-year-old was a researcher in her former life and decided to pursue her creative side through wedding photography. Rimi talks about the life of a female wedding photographer and tells us […]
This week the south Indian city of Kochi in Kerala became the setting of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. The massive art exhibition now in its fifth year was inaugurated on December 12th and will run until March 2017. This celebration of international contemporary art, the only one of its kind in India, has become synonymous […]
As much as photographers love Fuji cameras they seem to hate the service provided by Fujifilm India. At the centre of the love-hate relationship is Fuji’s flagship X-series that veteran photographers cannot stop raving about. This year has been busy for the Japan-based company. In July, they launched the X-T2, an upgrade on their X-T1, […]
Every now and then we hope to find new stories, new techniques, and new approaches to wedding photography, and share them with you here. For this week we planned to look at Fuji’s strategy for the X-Series cameras in India, but then we didn’t plan for Carol Kuntjoro. She popped up on our radar with this incredible story about […]
When Apresh Chavda accepted the invitation to conduct a day-long Master Class at SILK INSPIRE 2016, India’s first documentary wedding photography festival, he knew what he wanted to achieve: he wasn’t going to just hold a workshop for a few hours on a particular day, he was going to build a community.
This week we catch up with Chenthil Mohan, the first prize winner at SILK AWARDS 2016. A self-described ‘corporate jockey’ in his previous life, the photojournalist is living his dream ‘alternative life’ with a wife and 5 dogs in Bangalore. Chenthil’s submission capturing a Bangalore Muslim wedding shot entirely on an iPhone won him the […]
The first edition of SILK INSPIRE festival, that took place in Goa this October, hosted over 200 photographers from all over India and was a huge success. The SILK PHOTOS team is already at work preparing for SILK INSPIRE 2017, and you can expect some big surprises, but let us start at the beginning. Organising a wedding photography […]