Fashion photography with vikram bawa
Vikram Bawa (born 16 March 1970) is an Indian fashion, advertising and landscape photographer based in Mumbai. He was the first Indian photographer to promote and showcase 3D photography in the late 1990s.
- Fashion photography with vikram bawa
- Vikram bawa in conversation with sona
- Life and work
- Solo exhibition
- Group exhibition
- Recognition and Awards
Vikram bawa in conversation with sona
Life and work
Bawa was born in Delhi. He moved with his parents to Mumbai at an early age. He went to Green Lawns High School, Mumbai. After which he graduated in maths from Elphinstone College, Mumbai. He started work as the managing director of a chemical firm at age 18. In 1996, he started photography professionally.
Bawa started photography as a hobby when he was 16 years old. His mother and father were avid hobbyists, which influenced Bawa.
Bawa started shooting on a Yashica automatic camera and his father’s Yashica TLR. The first camera which he bought was a Yashica FX 3 Super 2000 SLR. It was on this camera that he learnt the photography skills of which he makes use today.
He has also directed music videos and a film called ‘Yahaan Gandhi Bikta Nahin’, a short film on Gandhi in present that has been part of a traveling exhibition to art galleries across India. He has pioneered Fashion Films in India and has made fashion films for various clients including Jewels by Queenie, Nikhil Thampi, Gitanjali, Joy Shoes, Harshita Deshpande and Delna Poonawala.
Bawa's first photography assignment was with Rani Jeyraj (Femina Miss India 1996). Since then he has shot for magazines including Femina, Verve, Hello!, L'Officiel, Elle, Hi Blitz, Marie Claire, TheTechy, and Stuff.
Brands that Bawa has worked for include Coca-Cola, Dove, Godrej, L'oreal, Reebok, Skoda India, Sony Electronics, Taj Hotels, Catwalk, Kingfisher airlines, Sahara Ambey Valley, The Leela Palace,Goa, and FSP London.
He has photographed Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan, and Lara Dutta.
Bawa's work is held in the following permanent collections:
Recognition and Awards
Rightly called as "Master of Gimmicks" in the world of fashion photography, Vikram has won many awards from Masters Cup, Prix de la Photographie Paris, The International Color Awards, Spider Awards, Asian Photography Most Influential Photographer Award, PIEA Award and many more.