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AJ started learning photography in September 2007, never having assisted anybody nor having studied photography professionally, he is self-taught. His key areas of interest are fashion, art, editorial, people and advertising photography. He has won multiple awards on the international photography circuit in this brief time he has been shooting. In the last 4 years he has won over 37 awards ranging from honors at the Hasselblad Masters in Copenhagen, Denmark (2008), the International Photography Awards (IPA) in Los Angeles (2008) and New York (2009), the World Photographic Arts (WPA) Spider Awards in London (2008 & 2012), the Prix De La Photographie (PX3) in Paris, France (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) the Get Framed 2 (2010) competition in India.
In June-July 2011 he won 18 awards in Paris at the Prix De La Photographie and was invited to be on the official jury of the Eventful India Photography Awards alongside some of the most respected names in the industry. To see the full jury, please visit www.eventfulindia.in/jury.html
In August 2011, the Blender's Pride Resource Book honoured him as one of India's 'Faces Of Fashion', part of a very special and talented group of professionals from India's fashion industry. To read more please visit www.fashionresourcebook.in/faces-of-fashion
AJ is represented in India and the US and is in the process to work increasingly between New Delhi, Mumbai and New York. AJ is deeply influenced by the art of Peter Lindbergh, Michel Comte, Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Demarchelier, David LaChapelle, Rembradnt and Michelangelo. The genius of Mozart, Jimmy Morrison, A.R. Rehman. The filmaking of Akira Kurosawa, Steven Speilberg and Clint Eastwood. And the literary genius of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Milan Kundera and Kazuo Ishiguro.