Look Who’s Shooting: Sharad Haksar

 

Everywhere You Go, Priceless Memories Will Follow

 Shot in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, this was shot for an ad for Reliance Communication. It is also part of Haksar’s series nominated for the Sony World Photography Awards 2009.Photography/Sharad Haksar

Shot in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, this was shot for an ad for Reliance Communication. It is also part of Haksar’s series nominated for the Sony World Photography Awards 2009.Photography/Sharad Haksar

“The theme assigned to me was ‘Network’. My aim was to bring in the flavour of the state, so that people could directly relate to it.”

“The theme assigned to me was ‘Network’. My aim was to bring in the flavour of the state, so that people could directly relate to it.”

A free-spirited childhood is something most of us would not mind reliving. The image below certainly spurs that thought. It was captured by advertising photographer Sharad Haksar, and is also a part of a series shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards 2009.

Shot in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, this image was for an ad campaign for Reliance. “The theme assigned to me was ‘Network’. My aim was to bring in the flavour of the state, so that people could directly relate to it”, explains Sharad. “But, to get permission to shoot at the location was quite a task, as it belongs to the Archeological Survey of India. Nevertheless, it was fun photographing these school kids.”

Photography has been a passion for Sharad, since he was only three years old. “I breathe, eat, sleep and dream photography”, he says. “My philosophy has always been to keep the image simple, striking and classy.”

-Neha Mutreja

This article originally appeared in the April 2009 issue of Better Photography.

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