Wednesday, July 21, 2010

keep on keepin' on

Being a brand new dad of a brand new human definitely shifts up your priorities. As I stare for hours at my kid the phone continues to ring and many sleepless night have turned into long shoot days and then turned back into sleepless nights again.

One thing that amazes me is the sheer quality of the people i am being introduced to and photographing. Recently i shot a who's who of India culture for Vogue; Tarun Tahliani (fashion designer), Usha Uthup (singer), Rahul Akerkar (restauranteur and owner of our personal favorite, the Indigo Cafe), Barka Dutta (Investigative journalist), Prasoon Pandey (film director) and others. The 16 page story comes out in the fall and it looks damn good. Also shot with fashion designer, Rohit Bal for Signature Whiskey.

There's a bunch of ad work coming out now and there's no shortage of thrill seeing your work on billboards all over town.

Yet another project I'm excited about is the upcoming photographic work with Childreach, an NGO based out of London that supports projects in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tanzania. These photos will be a combination of fine art and photojournalism and will be used to help further brand and fundraise.

that's it for now...i think there's some diaper that need to be changed.

and maybe i'll put the phone on vibrate for a while.


stewart (Suchy) said...


Congrats to you and your wife on your new son. Amazing how kids give you a whole new perspective on life isn't it. Our son was born 18 months ago and I find it tough to tear my self away from he and my wife each day to go to work! A few shots:

Some great images in your blog; great to see that you made the jump successfully from Vancouver to Mumbai.

Stewart (Suchy)

James Wm. Dawson said...

Congratulations to you and your wife ... now start thinking about where you are going to store you camera and lighting gear out of reach of curious hands :-)


Mark Dunlap said...

Congrats Martin. I'm sure being a new father equals anything else you've done in your life. Also, thanks for sharing your life as a photographer with the rest of us. I definitely enjoy and value your posts.