Born on 2nd November 1973, in New Delhi,India with a first-class degree in fine arts from the prestigious College of Arts, I am a self-taught photographer. Street photography is a passion that I live like a discipline. Although I started shooting as a wildlife photographer for two years, I switched on to street in 2001. It instantly became my passion and my first nature. To me, street photography is a journey and I travel every day, I am learning and unlearning every day, I thrive to improve every day.
Life in general, which is so unexpected, I try to be as honest through my lens as I can.
I try to synthesize between human elements and the environment & my main focus is how to make ordinary moments look extraordinary. I think every one of us should get involved with photography because it gives more than one can ever imagine.
In 2011, APF(artphotofeature.com) magazine was formed, APF is born from an education imperative, it’s an evolving magazine where we recognize fresh talent. The intent is to provide a platform for emerging photographers, artists, and designers to showcase their works, works that are not necessarily commercial, to create opportunities and open new doors. The subjects explored are broad, in terms of concepts, styles, and techniques. I want to explore the limits and possibilities.
I’m a Leica Ambassador, first-ever Indian in the history of Leica, and conducting workshops as a Leica Mentor in Leica Akademie, with various publications on the Leica blog. Before Leica I was an official Fuji X photographer, member of APF collective & thestreetcollective. Author of the successful book “The Serendipity”.
Currently, I am doing workshops globally, including the Miami street photography festival, the Miami street photography festival, the Italian street photography festival, San Francisco street photography festival, the London street photography festival, Xposure photography festival Sharjah, SIPA and India photo festival. I am also on the leading judging panel of all these festivals.
I have been awarded twice in a row at the Xposure photo festival by His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi for excellence. I’ve also been giving lectures and conducting workshops in leading colleges of India for the past 12 years.
My work and stories have been published in various prestigious magazines, newspapers & blogs all over the world including National Geographic, NYT, The Guardian, UK. I’ve been a part of various collective exhibitions in London, New York, Miami, Vietnam, Tel Aviv & India.
Born on 23rd Nov 1975 in New Delhi India, Rohit Vohra is a street/ travel photographer, educator and Co-founder/ Editor in Chief of APF Magazine, one of the leading street photography magazines in the world. He is a Leica Akademie Mentor. In a search for methods to read the city, his photographs are often about contact with humans and basic living elements. He received his degree in BFA from prestigous College of Arts, Delhi in the year 1997 and has been photographing for over 19 years. He has also studied fine arts and design.
Growing Up with Art
Art was an integral part of his growing up years. A young Satyajit was always fascinated to express visually. A lone SLR at home nurtured his desire to experiment and explore. With his school providing the platform to live his passion, the acknowledgement he received was an early motivation to seal his drive further. Things gained momentum when his father implored him to look beyond his lens and learn the all-round art of etching them into print. Photography became integral to Satyajit and his life’s philosophy.
Growing up in an environment engulfed with art and aesthetics, he channeled every opportunity to work with artists bringing his philosophy to dance photography resulting in an output which stood apart from the established norm.
It was at this juncture Satyajit decided to make photography the focal point of his career. He moved to Mumbai and joined as an apprentice under the Master photographer Iqbal Mohamed. That further shaped him as a photographer
Evolving with Art
Satyajit finds immense satisfaction in being the instrument between the moment and the audience. As he often states ‘Moments are transformative, extremely personal at the same time extremely universal’. This confluence of aesthetic outlook, spiritual moorings and grounding in art is the bedrock of the photo artist in him.
He believes that every perspective on art and an artist’s journey enhances one’s own self discovery. This philosophy reflects in his contemporary work which includes Heavenly bodies, Hands of Work, Another Day, where the subject in his photographs are in their ‘as is’ state.
Satyajit is open to projects that revolve around
Outdoor based discovery sessions & Destination photography workshops
One to One Mentoring Sessions
Photo Story Boarding for Corporates
Visualize and design spaces based on concepts.
Exhibits in Art festivals and gallery showcases
Satyajit has specialized in advertising photography for various industries including automotive, lifestyle, interiors, food, etc,. His client list includes Ashok Leyland, TVS Motors, Honda, Lexus. He is the first Indian photographer to have introduced an indigenously designed ‘motion rig’ for outdoor automobile photography.
He has curated and conducted various workshops relating to photography and the elements which surround it for groups and individuals. This includes a workshop in collaboration with Svanubhava and an integrated history and photography workshop at Kanchipuram. He has also been a facilitator at art clubs in schools guiding children in Visual Literacy. He is the founder/partner at Stream Imaging – a photo house that brings together like minded talent to work on various photography assignments.
Amit Verma is an editorial and fine art photographer. He has worked as a professional editorial photographer in Delhi for 20 years and has been contributing to Forbes India since 2008. “After so many years of shooting auto-focus cameras and editorial assignments,” Verma explains, “transitioning to a fully manual camera and landscape photography has forced me to slow down, get in sync with nature, and find my composure as a photographer and as a witness to the light that is constantly changing the landscape.”
Verma’s eye and instinct for landscapes originates from his vast desert homeland in Bikaner, Rajasthan, and matured under the mentorship of the late, revered photographer Rakesh Sahai. He deepened his commitment to his art and trade with the unrivaled German camera, the Leica M. Verma’s his first solo show was hosted by the Leica Store New Delhi in August 2018.
His second solo show, Light and Lines, was a collaboration with U.S.-based writer Melissa Alipalo in January 2020. When Verma is not shooting for editorial clients, he is working with Alipalo on building The Watersmeet, a platform to promote their joint work. One of the major projects they are collaborating on is a forthcoming visual and narrative telling of a remote Himalayan village in Nepal.
Amit Sharma, based out of Delhi NCR, is a self-taught and trained photographer specializing in lifestyle, fashion and travel photography. With nearly two decades of experience, he has done advertising and editorial assignments for leading brands and magazines. When he is not shooting commissioned work, he likes to document the street life of India and indulge heavily in portrait photography, which remains closest to his heart.
Amit currently uses a Leica SL2 camera and lenses along with Leica Q and Q2 Monochrom.
“A Leica doesn’t happen by coincidence, one has to earn it.” – Amit
Anindito is an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer, with experience in covering News, Politics, Economics, and Documentary stories.
He started his career with India Today in 2006 and has subsequently been a part of global newswire agencies like EPA, Reuters and Bloomberg. Anindito’s work has been featured in leading newspapers, magazines, online forums and other publications globally including The New York Times, Time Magazine, IHT, Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Globe and Mail. He deftly uses his photography skills in projects that cross-over from journalism to the development sector and the corporate world. His clients include Vedenta, the World Health Organization, The Rotary International, UNICEF and WaterAid India.
A renowned visual artist based in New Delhi, who is drawn to construct visual experiences through her pictures and paintings. Stories, emotions and elements have fascinated her ever since her early years. Fairly growing in the commerce of art, she has made a significant mark in street, commercial, advertising and corporate photography.
Her experience goes beyond corporate communication and publishing projects, as she is also heavily invested in working on issues of more significant concern, including children from diverse communities. She has been a part of the jury for various photography competitions in some of the most prestigious institutions including IIT Delhi & Kanpur, Delhi University, etc. Her Photography workshops and Photo-walks with the Crafts Museum, Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Indian Academy of Photography have won her accolades within the fraternity and beyond. Yet another feather became the Art Workshops for corporates and she has been the jury for art competitions in many distinguished institutions.