I have been a practising photographer for 20 years and have been teaching now for 15 years. I have a good experience being a visiting faculty with various institutes in the NCR region, New Delhi, India.
Over the years I have realised that there are certain talents that need more specific nurturing in the medium. They need one to one guiding and mentoring.
Even though I was reluctant initially, I recently and successfully mentored a couple of young and talented photographers, which resulted most importantly in a focussed direction in their work, a serious approach towards the medium and a growth neither of us expected. This whole process resulted in prestigious awards, national / international recognition and features in various publications around the globe, with their work and immense growth as photographers and an a unique sensibility towards their visual approach.
After my recent experience I have decided to open my doors towards the one to one mentorship for anyone who feels the need of serious guidance and wants to take up the medium as a serious photographer.
I will take a very few handful number of students in a year, and only take up the task, if I see the passion and sincerity towards the medium, which I experienced with my recent students.
For this I will need to scrutinise and make sure of a genuine talent that I feel I will be able to contribute to. Therefore I will only accept any student, who proves his worth with a portfolio or an ongoing project, where I feel a promise.
My focus will be on developing the innate talent of the aspiring photographer instead of putting one into the path of blindly aping an influence. The main focus will be on developing an idea or concept visually. I can also help further develop their understanding of a good photograph, how the medium can be explored in many way.
Since this process is quite a tremendously draining effort, There will be a reasonable charge with added GST per hour. The charges can be discussed and agreed upon before the commencement of the mentorship.
For people who are outside Delhi or even India, the mentorship can be conducted online through emails, skype, facetime and whatsapp.
Interested candidates can write to me on the email ID's given on the contact page.