My Best Shot: Sunil Raju
This article was originally published in October 2014.
Why It Is My Best Shot
When I was asked to photograph the Rolls-Royce, I was extremely happy. I was captivated by her sheer beauty. It is always a challenge to re-sculpt someone else’s creation. I did not want to improve on its perfection. I used five lights to illuminate and define her pulchritude.
Where and When I Shot This Image
This picture was taken in 2007 at my studio in Dubai for the Rolls-Royce exhibition.
How I Achieved It
I decided to shoot in large format to capture every little detail. I wanted to reveal her master craftsmanship. At the same time, I kept myself away from the conventional ways of photographing cars. I made sure that the photograph would tell the story of this magnificent car.
The Gear I Used To Get The Shot
I used a Sinar (4×5) large format camera with a 90mm lens and Kodak Ektachrome 100G film to make this photograph.
About Sunil Raju
Sunil Raju is a commercial photographer based in Mumbai. In his early years, he has trained with photographers Apu Sista as well as Suresh Natarajan. He has worked on various ad campaigns from around the world and has won several awards for the same.