AN EYE FOR THE DETAILS : SUYASH BAHUGUNA

Even the most ordinary things on this earth can become spectacular with the right person behind the lens. A versatile photographer would deal with the uncertainties of a given location, and try to create magic there.

Suyash Bahuguna, a self taught Dehradun based photographer, kick started his career by capturing some beautiful shots. Let’s get some insights about this avid photographer.

“It all started in the winter of 2010 when I took a journey back in time, recalling all of my memories as far as I could remember, to find my true self. During this journey I realised that from an early age, I was more drawn towards pictures, images and photographs than words. Pictures naturally spoke to me and it was easier for me to express myself with pictures. In 2012 my sister (a watercolour artist based in Melbourne Australia) encouraged me and gifted me my first camera. With the help of an old pal who worked as a part time photographer with a renowned newspaper in Dehradun, I started learning and understanding about cameras and photography.”

In 2015, Suyash met with an Indo-German independent filmmaker who helped him understand the visual art depth. That was his first step in the world of motion pictures with his maiden project (Short Film) “Allure”. He worked as an Assistant Director in two short films and one feature film -Enjoy-Pleasure Paradox that was the winner of the Dadasaheb Phalke Film festival 2018 “Honourable Jury Award ” along with making it to the Official Selection for the, Kolkata International Film festival 2018 and Delhi International Film festival 2018.

“I read somewhere that your style is a combination of your voice, techniques, colour choices, compositions, subject matter, media, and it is what binds each of your pieces together into a unique and cohesive collection. I was eager to find my style and wanted to specialise in photography. As the time passed and my knowledge grew, I was certain that I wanted to master the human face, so I started reading about historic arts/paintings and went out on a mission to photograph 100 headshots of my family/friends or anyone who wanted to get in front of the lens.” Soon he landed his first commercial job photographing a local business man. He loved the portrait work he was getting and focused on his goal of becoming one of the best headshot photographers.

“I read somewhere that your style is a combination of your voice, techniques, colour choices, compositions, subject matter, media, and it is what binds each of your pieces together into a unique and cohesive collection. I was eager to find my style and wanted to specialise in photography. As the time passed and my knowledge grew, I was certain that I wanted to master the human face, so I started reading about historic arts/paintings and went out on a mission to photograph 100 headshots of my family/friends or anyone who wanted to get in front of the lens.” Soon he landed his first commercial job photographing a local business man. He loved the portrait work he was getting and focused on his goal of becoming one of the best headshot photographers.

“I was fortunate enough to work with many talented people. Some of the best experiences of my work that made me extremely happy were when my acting/modelling clients thanked me for the shots which helped them get a job, when the clients left with a big smile on their faces or when the clients gave me feedback that my shots met their need from quality perspective and helped them promote their brand.” He also explored the world of automobiles inspired by the works of Michale Furman.

By the end of the year 2018, Suyash took a break from the industry, selling all of his gear and focusing on his physical and mental health. It was later in 2020 when he decided to pick up on the skills. He embarked on his comeback with a challenging but fascinating jewellery shoot. With this shoot Uttarakhand’s own Headshot Master made it clear he is coming hot. So, his adventurous journey of capturing images that are simple, real, captivating and evoking emotion, continues. Over the years his style and the way he tackles his work has changed dramatically with experience.

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