To him photography is not only a career. It is his greatest passion or as he says – the soul of his life. Meet fashion photographer Reji Bhaskar from Kochi. Reji tells us more about the way he flirts with the camera.
An avid traveler, Reji entered the world of photography as a child. His father was a photographer and owned a studio in Aleppey. “Although I had begun my career as a professional photographer 20 years ago, I have been part of the fashion industry for about 10 years,” explained Reji Bhaskar.
Fashion photography vs other types of photography
According to Reji Bhaskar, apart from camera skills, fashion photography requires one to be highly creative and good with fashion.
One of Reji's most memorable works include shooting the Jos Alukkas, starring Tamil film actor Vijay. “It was a great experience, as I got a chance to work with Vijay. He is such a wonderful person to work with and a great human being. Vijay taught me simple lessons of life - simplicity and being gentle,” Reji said.
The competition is indeed intense in the world of fashion photography. It is thus, important for a fashion photographer to work towards establishing a particular style that is unique. “A fashion photographer should have good aesthetic sense as well as sound understanding of the environment around them. He/she should have the ability to understand and adapt to a model’s style and emotions so to capture that perfect shot in a flawless manner,” Reji said.