What happens when a photographer hosts a costume party

Bollywood Stars Costume party Featured Portraits Image. Photography by Nishant Ratnakar

What happens when a photographer throws a party and invites people home? Would the guests see framed prints on the walls of the living room or home studio? Maybe, they should also get a taste of his/her work as a personalized return gift. That’s the thought I had when Swapna(my wife) and I invited to our… Continue reading What happens when a photographer hosts a costume party

The Grip : Making of a Portrait

Pavithra. 13 years old. Chamrajpet. Bangalore. July 2016. Photograph by NIshant Ratnakar. www.nishantratnakar.com

The kids took their turn one by one for me to make their portraits that day. Most of them were children from families that lived on the streets or children who ran away from their homes. But, now all of them were in the care of the shelter home run by an NGO in Bangalore… Continue reading The Grip : Making of a Portrait

When Clients Inspire A Wedding Photographer

  Thinking Outside the box, fresh ideas and innovations inspire me. And I guess it inspires others too. As a photographer, I seek inspiration from the world around me, and also from the subjects I work on. And when the people whom I photograph come out with innovations themselves, then the inspiration has a greater effect.… Continue reading When Clients Inspire A Wedding Photographer

Remembering T S Nagarajan

Autographed copy of Camera Obscura XLVII that contained T S Nagarajan's series "Homes with a soul"

Renowned Indian photographer T S Nagarajan passed away in Chennai on Tuesday morning. He was 82 years old. He was the younger brother of  late TS Satyan, who was an equally accomplished photographer too. Both of them originally hailed from Mysore. T S Nagarajan lived in Bangalore till recently. He was ailing for a while and… Continue reading Remembering T S Nagarajan