A creative genius behind the lens, Colston Julian may have not studied photography but his prolific body of work makes him one of India’s leading photographers. Julian assisted veteran photographers at the beginning of his career, before pursuing his own distinctive style. Julian has shot for luxury brands and some top fashion magazines capturing extraordinary editorials and covers featuring eminent celebrities from all walks of life till date.
Trust Taraporvala to arrest the beauty and grace of subjects animate or inanimate like no other. The Bengaluru-born, Mumbai-based lensman hadn’t even touched a camera until the age of 20. But as they say you know when you know it and when Taras knew it, the world too, got to know of his impeccable artistry.
Celebrated celebrity photographer Rohan Shrestha is a recognised name in the B-town circuit, thanks to his impeccable photography skills that have created some timeless images over the years. The star photographer’s rich repertoire of work includes several brand campaigns across a wide array of industries, along with fashion and editorial shoots for magazines in India.
Manish Mishra is a well-respected fashion editor, digital creator and podcaster with his works published in several Indian and international publications for well over a decade. Mishra’s personal style is pretty much a reflection of his writing prowess — distinctive, uninhibited and precise. Much like his persona, his body of work is multi-layered.
An alumnus of Sir J J Institute of Applied Arts, Omkar Chitnis ended up being a photographer for some retail bigwigs. Apart from this, Chitnis is passionate about fashion photography and has shot several fashion editorials for stylists, publications and brands. He also stands out for his slice-of-life photography that he does when not shooting hyper-stylised campaigns.
Renowned hair artist Matthew Curtis is a beauty industry veteran with professional experience of many, many years. Curtis’ profile doesn’t just limit him to a hair artist but expands even to runway and celebrity stylist. Nicknamed as the ‘mane man’ for most of the high-profile events globally, his magic with hair is widely written about. A known name in the New York Fashion Week circuit, Curtis has been long associated with Falguni Shane Peacock where he gave hair makeovers at some of their successful shows.
Ace photographer and the co-founder of The House of Pixels—Apeksha Maker has an enviable repertoire of celebrities and noted persons she has shot with. Maker is known for not only creating images that are impeccable but for also capturing the crucial moments on the sets that eventually go on to be some of the iconic clicks that go down in history.
WHO WORE WHAT WHEN
They know who wore what and when, and it is most probably because they have styled the who’s who of the fashion and Bollywood industry. The stylists and stylish duo Pranay Jaitly and Shounak Amonkar have garnered quite a social media following and notable celebrity clients; a remarkable feat for a brand that has just begun its journey.
THE MAKEUP ACADEMY
Founded by Nina Mua in New York City, The Makeup Academy has evolved from a small school into a globally recognized institution. Situated in the heart of NYC, the Academy attracts individuals worldwide aspiring to become professional makeup artists. With a commitment to hard work and a philosophy that dreams manifest through determination, the Academy empowers artists to follow their passion.
Stylist Chandani Mehta, the creative force with Style Cell, has curated impeccable looks for a spectrum of celebrities, ranging from superstar Shahid Kapoor to the evergreen Shilpa Shetty. Her expertise extends beyond the red carpet, showcasing her styling skills in editorial shoots, magazine covers, ad commercials, and cinema styling with finesse.
A versatile make-up artist, Krisann Figueiredo has successfully ventured into various aspects of the fashion and entertainment industry working with celebrities, models, and entrepreneurs alike. Her expertise extends from fashion shows to editorials and cover shoots, showcasing her impeccable skill set. Renowned for accentuating the finest facial features, Figueiredo not only exhibits her tasteful make-up skills but also adds a distinctive touch of whimsy into her work.
With her eloquent storytelling and artistic style, Kaviya Sneha is a fashion writer whose words keep her readers riveted until the end. Having worked with various brands under LVMH and Kering, she delves into the deep ends of haute couture and high fashion, bringing forth a new vision to her columns. She has a Master’s degree in Fashion Communication from the renowned Istituto Marangoni, Milan.