Design Assembly recently got the opportunity to chat with fashion/editorial and portrait photographer Anupam Singh to find out more about his work and his passions.
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Hi Anupam, can you tell our readers a little bit about who you are and what you do.
I’m fashion, editorial and portrait photographer based in Auckland, with just over six years experience in the fashion industry, including photographing several international Fashion Weeks.
How did you initially get started in the industry?
My mom is a jewellery designer based in India, and I have been helping her with the business since I was 12, shooting images for her website and marketing material that gradually led me into shooting for friends, and then into the industry as such.
Beauty Bible Editorial
Beauty Bible Cover
Whereabouts are you based?
Most of my work is location-based for clients, and for studio shoots I work out of Smith Studios in Auckland.
What are some of the best bits, and also some of the challenges about what you do?
Meeting other creatives and getting to know their artistic approach has to be one of the best bits to what I have been doing…
What project, personal or professional, are you most proud of and why?
For professional project I’m proud of going up to Tongariro Alpine Crossing and shooting a lookbook for a designer, more of it here: Rarefied
For a personal project I recently started an Instagram account “StreetStyle Auckland” photographing everyday Aucklanders and what fashion means to them.
Lookbook for Rarefied
Your images really capture people’s personality and style . Do you have any insider tips for budding photographers out there?
Thank you! I’m glad you liked my images… The most important thing to remember is that there is no one thing you can do that will suddenly put you on easy street. It is a day-in and day-out battle. You have to put in the effort to get the most out of it. Learn from others and take advantage of every tool at your disposal. But the most important thing is that you do the right thing and give it your all and you will succeed.
Lookbook for Nordik
Zambesi at NZFW 2017
Where do you go to find inspiration?
Filling up my visual diary is an ongoing process – for me it comes from something as simple as going for a walk to admiring a frame in a movie. Always looking up Instagram and Pinterest for ideas and then putting my own spin to it.
What’s next for you in 2017/early 2018? What do you have lined up?
Working on a few editorials at the moment which will be out in December 2017 and India Fashion Week will be a big one for me in early 2018.