Well, it is my second day of the 3 day stay at Pune with my best friend or rather 'chaddi' friend Bharani Vanniyer.
As an upcoming DJ and a Music Producer, I need good photos for my album art covers.
So I share this idea of a photo shoot with him, Ramu Nair and Vivek Parmar; who are my friends too. Vivek is the one who designed my Official logo while Ramu is very good at attire and hair styling. They then tell me that our another common friend Mayuresh Nanekar got a shoot done for his Body Building Expo with his best friend who is a professional photographer and the results were amazing. I immediately check his work online and then decide to hook him up.
I immediately call Mayuresh to check the photographer’s availability and bingo; we have him the next day which would be my last day at Pune. We have a deal of 2 hours for the shoot to develop few short listed photos.
The next day, I get a call from him saying he reached already while I was still on bed with the previous night’s hangover. I immediately picked him up myself. He sets up his studio while I get ready for the shoot and finally the shoot begins. The first thing he asks me is for any references or sample poses or pictures for the shoot. We show him some samples and he checks them out one by one. He seemed just like any other photographer in the neighbourhood until this moment when he starts sharing his ideologies and creativity. I am totally impressed with the way he visualized the pictures and poses. As the shoot progresses, he brings in more enthusiasm with his creativity and vision.
For few snaps, he asks me to listen to music to get those natural expressions out of me. And it just works like magic; this idea of his makes me give fantastic poses with natural feelings on my face.
We realized we were not a group of people working, but rather a team of friends working together. During the shoot, all of us become very passionate about it. The team has not only a photographer, but a hair stylist, an organizer and then an active guy who gives ideas; apart from me.
The shoot which was originally planned for 2 hours goes for 5 hours with more than 400 clicks. During the process, I realize that he is not an ordinary photographer, but a superb photographer who is a true symbol of Passion, Excellence, Dedication and Commitment. He did a remarkable work for me and "THANKS" will be a small word to express my gratitude. His name is "Amit Dhok" who runs a professional photography org called "Pixel Season". He has cast his magic in the shoot and brings out an excellent model out of me. The results are definitely outstanding and excellent. I appreciate him for his passion towards his work.
I am into DJing and Music while he is into photography; however, when I look at him, I feel we have the same passion towards our respective works.
Camera, Lens, Gadgets,, Na Na Na,, Its not these that made a great photo, it was Amit’s vision and imagination power !!! A Camera or Gadget din't make a great picture any more, but Supergrapher Amit Dhok You Do !!!
Kudos to you and the whole team for making this possible.