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.
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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.