As Alfred Stieglitz quite aptly quoted , “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” , photography is a rather underappreciated necessity in the music industry that helps capture moments that bare within it so many feelings , memories and experiences . India too has some extremely talented photographers who have worked tirelessly over the years to capture these special moments and here is a list ( in no specific order ) of artists whose work we believe should be followed .
1. Nishant Matta ( Nishant Matta Photogra...
Website : http://www.nishantmatta.com/
Nishant is quite definitely one of India’s most popular EDM photographers . His journey in the field began back in 2011 when he started off with simple photo shoots for his friends . Fast forward to 2017 and several photo shoots later , he now leads an envious life with clients including some of the biggest music festivals in the world including Tomorrowland , Untold , Sensation , Amsterdam Dance Event , Sunburn and Vh1 Supersonic as well as some of the biggest artists too. Have a look at his work that is no where short of extraordinary .
2. Amol Raval ( RVR16 )
Website : http://www.rvr16.com
Amol Raval , the founder and CEO of RVR16 a company that specialises in Phtotography , Video Production , Motion Graphics , Post Production , Digital Design and a whole lot more . Amol has an impressive roaster to his name including two of the top music festivals , Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival .
3. Manas Khuman & Rinkesh Mak...
Website : http://www.themediatronic.com/
Mediatronic is the brainchild of Manas Khuman and Rinkesh Makwana . Their work includes unique Aftermovies and Photography for some of the biggest brands like Neha Kakkar, Armaan Malik, Dj Kiran Kamath, Dj Chetas and Lost Stories among several others.
4. Vicky Smith ( Crevixa )
Website : http://www.crevixa.com/
Vicky Smith is a young, upcoming, and extremely skilled photographer. His photos speaks volumes and truly reflect his innate abilities . He’s shot some great footage and images for the likes of Zaeden , Teri Miko , Nucleya , and more!
5. Monish Bhatt ( Monish Bhatt Photograph...
Monish Bhatt is yet another up and coming photographer from India whose work has caught the eyes of the organizers of some of India’s most popular festivals like Sunburn and Sula Fest . His work includes moments from some breathtaking sets of artists such as Marshmello , Dimitry Vegas and Like Mike , Hardwell , Martin Garrix and Armin Van Buuren to name a few.
Ultra Music Festival , Tomorrowland and EVC are few of the many festivals that this talented freelance photographer has clicked at . Here is a glimpse of some of his shots at Ultra Music Festival Singapore.
6. Rohith Sarcar ( Rohith Sarcar Photogra...
Website : http://www.rohithsarcar.com/
Yet another talented individual , synonymous with concert photography in India is Rohith Sarcar . Interestingly this youngster specializes in a wide range of photography ranging from concerts and weddings to even fashion and travel photography . Global Citizen Festival , Sunburn , Nh7 Weekender are some of the music festivals which Rohith worked at giving him a chance to capture some classic performances of artists like Coldplay , Major Lazer and a whole lot more .
7. Keval Chheda ( Keval Chheda Photograph...
Website : http://www.kevalchhedaphotography.com/
A young and passionate music and nightlife photographer from Mumbai , Keval’s involvement with photography began back in 2013 when he clicked portraits for close friends and Progressive House DJ-duo One&One. After constant experimentation with various forms of nightlife photography and relentless hard work , he soon found himself shooting for artists like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren , Alesso , Steve Aoki and Afrojack to name a few.
8. Ridhiin Pancchmatia ( The Moneta )
Website : http://www.themoneta.in/
Not too many people have achieved what Ridhiin has achieved over the past few years . This mumbaikar , started off as a Documentary Photographer , where he gained a lot of experience . He then went on to try his hand at Bollywood and concert photography and soon his career blossomed . Now with over 6 Bollywood movie shoots and some of the biggest dance music festivals to his roaster including Tomorrowland , Life in Color , Spring Wave Sunset , Storm Electronic Music Festival and a whole lot more , Ridhiin has surely come a long way .
9. Demosh Rao ( Demosh Rao Photography )
Demosh Rao is a versatile photographers with experience in various forms of photography . He specializes in adventure,sports,fashion, wedding and portfolios among other forms of photography . Some of his many clients include Sula Fest , ADE Mumbai , Guest List For Good and Global Citizen Festival India to name a few.
10. Chetan Morajkar ( WeAero )
Chetan is considered to be one of the most prominent nightlife photographers in Goa . He along two other extremely talented photographers Sahil Prabhudesai and Viraj Dhaimodkar , founded the company WeAero , that specializes in various projects including TV Commercials, Bollywood, Events, Documentaries and Product to say the least . In fact , back in 2013, for the years edition of Sunburn festival , WeAero became the first company to capture a music festival from the sky in India.
11. Aarav ( The Pixen )
With humble beginnings back in 2011 , in Nature photography , Aarav , proved every critic and dis believer wrong by getting a chance to film Quintino in Delhi the following year. This sparked a series of successful photo shoots at some of the biggest venues including Sunburn , NH7 Weekender , Sensation Dubai , Dunes Music Festival and a whole lot more .
12. Anand Mohapatra ( Anand Mohapatra Phot...
Like most of the others mentioned in this list , Anand’s talent is exceptionally praiseworthy . Trying his hand and excelling at various forms of photography including Travel & Documentary, Events & Music, Fashion, Food and Urban Life , he soon became a household name in the world of EDM photography .
13. Sharan Estone ( Sharan Estone Photogra...
Website : http://www.sharanestone.com/
This Bangalore based photographer is oozing with talent . Sharan Estone has captured some amazing moments at Vh1 Supersonic and Sensation as well as various live acts at clubs across the country .
14. Sahil Markan ( Legero.in )
Website : http://www.legero.in/
Delhi based Photographer / Entrepreneur , Sahil’s work perfectly reflects his extraordinary skills . Thus it comes as no surprise with clients like EDC and Vh1 Supersonic being a part of his roster .
15. Abdullah Gaffar ( Abdullah G Photograp...
Abdullah Gaffar is a Music Festivals, Wedding, Architecture, Astro, Landscape and Nightlife Photographer from Goa .
16. Eric D’Souza
Eris D’Souza is a Goan Based photographer who is extremely talented in the field . He has worked with some big names in the music industry as well as captured some top class images for popular music festivals too .
Once again as mentioned , these are just a few of the many exceptionally talented photographers here in India . A few other special mentions include Mayur Sachade and Rishabh Sood . Please do let us know who we might have missed out on and a huge shoutout to all the above mentioned photographers for their incredible work .
(The pictures are selected on the basis of author’s discretion and may/may not reflect the respective photographer’s best work. All pictures are sourced from Facebook.)