Mahendra Bakle is a trailblazing force in the world of photography, known for his exceptional talent, unique perspective, and mastery in capturing moments that transcend the ordinary. Having covered Southeast Asia extensively, his works have also been featured by National Geographic India and Incredible India.
Mahendra Bakle has earned 30+ national and international accolades and recognition for his commitment to excellence. Photography has been his childhood passion, evolving into a journey capturing diverse cultures with patterns and dynamic lighting. After exploring Southeast Asia, his soul craves to unravel India’s cultural richness, emphasizing its human stories.
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Embarking on this new chapter of my photographic journey, I am humbled and thrilled to announce my partnership with a titan of the industry – Sigma India. Over the past decade, my lens has been my constant companion as I’ve roamed the world, capturing moments of life, culture, and raw human emotion on the streets and in the far corners of the globe.
As a dedicated travel and street photographer, my lens has been my gateway to the world’s stories. Every click has allowed me to freeze time, encapsulating the spirit of each locale I’ve encountered. My lens has witnessed the sunrise over ancient cityscapes, the laughter of strangers in bustling markets, and the quiet solitude of distant landscapes.
This partnership with Sigma India feels like a natural evolution of my photographic journey. The precision and innovation that the brand embodies does resonate deeply with me. Just as I constantly strive to refine my craft, Sigma India consistently pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in visual storytelling.
This collaboration goes beyond mere equipment; it’s a fusion of artistic vision and cutting-edge technology. The versatility of the L- Mount, paired with the quality and technological prowess of Sigma India, allows me to paint my narratives with unparalleled clarity and depth. With this formidable alliance, I am equipped to elevate my work to new heights, capturing moments that resonate with authenticity and emotion.
As a traveler and storyteller, my lens is an extension of my soul – it conveys my perspective, my curiosity, and my appreciation for the diverse world we inhabit. With Sigma India by my side, I am more empowered than ever to share my unique view of the world with a global audience. This partnership is not just a collaboration; it’s an opportunity to craft visual stories that transcend boundaries, cultures, and languages.
I am profoundly grateful for the trust that Sigma India has placed in my vision. This is not just an endorsement; it’s a shared commitment to pushing the envelope of creativity and inspiring fellow photographers to embark on their own visual odysseys. Together, we will journey into uncharted territories, capturing the beauty and complexity of our world, one frame at a time.
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Karthik Rajagopal is a professional wedding photographer and filmmaker from Chennai, India. An engineering graduate by profession, he found a keen interest in photography and started to narrate stories through his visuals. What started as a hobby in the year 2005 caught up as a serious passion and slowly, photography has come to become a part of his life.
It is true how they say that art is an extension of the artist. Karthik’s work expresses his love for freezing moments of people in all their glory and you get to experience the depth of the emotions portrayed through his photographs. His photography is narrative by nature and they often convey a story told through the photographer’s eye.
To give a brief about his work, he has completed over 200 wedding shoots in the last 5 years apart from shooting portraiture, product photographs and working on a few documentary films.
Armed with a strong foundation of knowledge concepts of photography, lighting and camera, he uses his time to conduct workshops both online and offline. He is also a passionate YouTuber and has done a couple of videos where he talks about photography and filmmaking in his channel @hornbillstudios.
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Shannon Heng is a photographer from Singapore, Regional Ambassador for SIGMA India and Master Mentor with DCP Expeditions. In addition to photographing wildlife, Shannon brings his appreciation for rare orchid species and plants to develop his unique style of Botanical Portraiture. His inspirations are drawn by lines, textures, colours and form to capture the essence of each subject he photographed. His botanical showcase featuring a collection of miniature orchids from the Amazon region was exhibited at the Cloud Forest Conservatory in Gardens by the Bay Singapore in 2019/2020. His works have appeared in ‘Garden City of Singapore – the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew’ as well as leading publications such as Malayan Orchid Review, Better Photography, The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, etc.