Today we’re launching our new serie in our Oldtimers Magazine. In serie called Classic Car Photographer we will talk with from automotive photographers from all over the world! In the first part we spoke with Harisanker Photography!
1. Tell us a little bit about you
Harisanker.S : Hey guys, I am Harisanker.S,automotive photographer from India based in Dubai. I’m working for Evo Magazine / crankandpiston.com
2. Did you go to school to study photography?
Harisanker.S : No. I fell in love with this art form while doing my degree on information technology ( back in my collage days) couple of my friends were doing degree there on Visual communications and I helped them to assist a short film… and that was my first introduction to the camera. They taught me how to use it in general and show me some basics tricks. It was a slow poison (in a good way). I continues learning the craft, attending workshops across the states.
3. How long have you been a photographer?
Harisanker.S : Its been 3 yeas now and I’m looking back to the old days..I still don’t believe that I became a photographer finally.
4. Do You remember Your first photography? Could You describe it?
Harisanker.S : Like everyone,I started photography and used my friends, family and relatives as my main subjects, then I finally got my first camera.. the base level 1100d and the entry level prime lens 50mm 1.8. I always wanted to take some portraits in the rain, so with the help of my cousin brother a.k.a rain maker (basically he does it with spray bottle but he was really kind of pro at it). I shoot my lil sister as my main subject and took as many shoots as i can in golden hour till I got that one money shot. For me – that’s my very first “shoot” and it always have a special place in my heart.
5. What or who got you started in photography?
Harisanker.S : After finishing my degree, my mind and soul keep fueling the urge to become a photographer, although I didn’t own my own camera,thanks to best friend Dinosh,who gave his sony Alpha 100 camera for me to learn the basics and how to take proper exposures. During these periods i met Dinosh’s friend Arun.m.nair who has a very particular way of showcasing and compositing images and he helped me out to see the bigger picture,the way we stage elements and do post processing to amplify it without over killing the overall ambience. He is the reason for what i become today.
6. How would you describe your style of photographing?
Harisanker.S : In the beginning I heavily relied on depth, because of my 1.8 50mm,later in my years I came to know about the true art of composing image and bring the mood by controlling light and colours around us. Golden hours and nights time shoots are my favourites.
7. What’s in your bag? What camera do You use generally?
Harisanker.S : I currently use a Canon 5D Mark III for my official work and L series lenses provided by the company and my personal camera is still Canon 1100D.
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
Profoto Acute B Flash System
8. Why cars?
Harisanker.S : Well, I don’t like to get type-castes as automotive photographer. I am a photographer and i love to shoot anything and everything that’s interesting around me..since the company, i work for mainly automotive related jobs, I shoot cars, that’s all.
9. Have You been participating on some events as Classic Car photographer?
Harisanker.S : Not yet, but I would love to be a part of an event that celebrate the glorious days of automotive history.
10. Lets say that dreams come true. What is Your dream-car – that You want to photograph?
Harisanker.S : Jaguar E Type, Alpina B7, Ford Mustang Fastback, Aston Martin DB5…We need another interview to complete the list of cars i have in my bucket list. ;- )
11. What plans do You have for the future?
Harisanker.S : Exploring uncharted territories, finding new themes and learn from mistakes and push forward without fear.
OM: Thanks for the interview!
Harisanker.S : Thanks! 🙂
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