Landscape & Fashion Photographer, Studying Abroad
Shantanu Chandra is among India's leading fashion photographers and a true maverick. Recognized and featured nationally, his experimental style and finesse transformed fashion photography in India, and gave it a global edge while also ushering in a new era of exploration. His journey began in 2014, and without any formal training, his undying passion and commitment have led him to turn heads. He is currently pursuing his higher studies as an MBA grad and also freelancing Fashion Photographer Williamsburg, VA
The strongest, most defining aspect of Shantanu's aesthetic is that he never conformed to the conventional 'rules', but made his own. His visual style is unmatched because it stems from his Indian roots, and yet transcends them to speak a contemporary language. Instead of following western trends and masters, he crafted his own rare style by drawing inspiration from his personal treasure of memories and experiences in his own country India; small anecdotes of his childhood years, or places he'd visited, or celebrations he'd seen, the culture and traditions that influenced him while growing up. Each image by Shantanu carries this signature backdrop, this unmistakable sense of heritage and pride in one's own culture. He combined this sensibility with the technical and artistic sophistication of modern photography to deliver images that are distinctly his own and so unique that they have won him appreciation and accolades the world over.
He wishes to be honored with the Hasselblad Masters Award, and submit his pictures for the leading Swiss professional photography light manufacturer Broncolor’s Annual Calendar. He takes his inspiration from Mr. Tarun Khiwal, who was part of “The Reflected Eye” a narrative photo exhibition by Totem Creative’s held at New York alongside international pioneers from the Photography fraternity - Rankin, Ralph Gibson, Douglas Kirkland, Alexi Lubomirski, Platon and many more. Tarun is also listed among the top 10 fashion photographers in the world by Model management in the year 2015. Shantanu is currently pursuing his love for Fashion Photographer Williamsburg, VA