Photo Journalism

Often, a single still image or a series of images is the best way to tell a story. Immersing myself in the stream of consciousness of the moment, letting them unfold unfold and making slices of time, that's my drive.

Photo Journalism

Documentary Films

As a documentary film maker, based in India, passionate about that dig deep into human nature and the heart of the characters, I’ve worked for international TV and production houses on stories.

Video Journalism

Film Editing

A keen eye and the ability to sift through hours of rushes to cull out the heart of the narrative - aesthetically, on time and on budget, working with me as your film editor expect to have a true collaborator on your project.

Video Editor

storytelling that reaches out to the heart of audiences

A photojournalist, documentary film maker and editor based in India, I am passionate about human stories with emotion, equally at home in the remote villages of rural India, the bustling metropolis or my quiet edit suite. An unassuming, genial nature, I tend to put people at ease before a camera or my edit suite, resulting in stories that touch the heart.

Notes from the blog

What is a Story Anyway?

To be human is to tell stories. That’s a powerful statement I came across when reading “Telling True Stories” from the Nieman Foundation at the Harvard University. In the opening essay, Pulitzer Prize winner and juror Jacqui Banaszynski quotes from Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried: “Stories are for joining the past to the future. […]

Documentary Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-Trans cameras

They say you don’t find religion. Religion finds you. In the most unexpected of places and at the most unintended times. That’s how I can best describe what happened to me recently when I got my hands on the Fujifilm XT2 and X100T cameras. I underwent a tectonic shift in philosophy. I’ll get into that […]

EOS to X-Trans – My Journey as a Documentary Photographer

I first took up a camera in 2003. A little too late I feel. Until then, my creative release came through writing. But that first camera – a Canon 350D changed everything. From words, I became a visual storyteller. Small and lightweight it came with me on some exciting adventures. Most notably a year-long documentary […]

Filmmaker’s thoughts on making Journeys – the documentary

The co-founder of El Shaddai Charitable Trust, Matthew Kurian approached me back in 2014 regarding a documentary film that would encapsulate the work of the charity. I had been associated with the charity since 2003 and had seen the organisation grow. But more than that, I had seen the children grow and develop into fine […]

A Passion for Storytelling

I've filmed in remote villages in the poorest districts of India (like Mewat in the north) and in the metropolis of Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore and have developed a deep understanding of and, more importantly, sensitivity for the widely diverse cultures and people of India.
With experience working for international TV and organisations, I offer a global perspective while being true to the emotions of the characters in my stories.
I have worked in all areas of filmmaking. From research, field interviews and camera work. Working solo, I am able to produce a features for projects requiring a small footprint – where subjects need to be put at ease, quick turnaround projects.
I also specialise in documentary film editing projects and collaborate with filmmakers, sometimes remotely.
This site will give you an idea of my style and areas of work. From features for television to documentaries and commercial spots for TV, I cannot turn down a good story! Do get in touch to talk about your specific project or collaboration. I don’t bite! Promise 🙂

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