Every day begins for me with one goal, to learn something new. It could be a new lighting technique, post production skill or any thing that could result in creating a great photo. So I consider every job that comes my way as a challenge. The changing face of a news room and the demand to have photographers skilled in all areas made me what I'm today. In a nutshell, my primary area is news, sports and magazines photography which I have been doing for 20 years.
My career started in India with Scorp News, Chennai where I got my basic photography and dark room lessons. George Francis my friend, mentor and teacher made me believe I can make a career out of photojournalism. My news paper career started as a sports reporter after I landed in the United Arab Emirates. When the opportunity came I moved back to photography and never looked back since.
During my 12 year stay in the Gulf, I had the privilege to work with the regions largest circulated paper, Gulf News, Dubai, and The Gulf Today, Sharjah. I also worked as a stringer for Reuters Middle East during this period. Towards the end of my stint in the Middle East I was also fortunate to freelance alongside Jorge Ferrari, one of the leading photographer in the entire Guld region. Together we covered a variety of assignments for high profile clients in the UAE.
After moving to Australia I began working for Northern Territory News in Darwin Australia. Later in 2011 when I moved down south to Adelaide I started stringing for Thomson Reuters and Getty Images on a regular basis.
In 2013 took a full-time senior role with The Cairns Post in Far North Queensland. Later in 2014, an opportunity arose down south in the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia and I joined the Gold Coast Bulletin.
A recent restructuring process in News Corp Australia put an end to my career with the company which is laying off several talented photographers, journalists and designers across several newsrooms in the country. Rather than causing this to be the end of my 20 year career, I am taking this as an opportunity to achieve greater accomplishments in my life and will do so by continuing to excel in my field.
I will be able to bring to your project my vast experience and do the best if given any opportunity to work. I'm available for news, sports, weddings, portraits and special assignments.