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Photographer Parag Savla claims nothing is tough while shooting

Ad photographer Parag Savla calls himself a people, fashion and beauty photographer. He loves interacting with people while shooting.

bollywood Updated: Feb 27, 2012 15:39 IST
Actor-Aamir-Khan
Actor-Aamir-Khan

Ad photographer Parag Savla calls himself a people, fashion and beauty photographer. He loves interacting with people while shooting.

Hailing from an art background, he has been shooting ad campaigns for the last five years. He says, “Photography is my passion, hobby and life. I love shooting people, and getting to know them adds more to the image.

The toughest part of a shoot is the time allotted.”Sticking to advertising only, Parag has come across many celebrities and has learnt a lot from them. He claims to have a flair for fashion shoots, and has received maximum appreciation from his clients for the same.

Interpretation of a ghost
After many ad campaigns, I wanted to shoot for my creative juices and created my own concepts. This image is my interpretation of a ghost. I shot in Phuket and was happy with the results. This photograph is one among many I shoot off and on for my creative satisfaction.

Quick and easy
I went to the Tata house to shoot Ratan Tata for a cancer campaign. He was busy in a meeting and took a break for the shoot. He said he had five minutes to spare. A guy of his stature and personality is easy to capture, as he doesn’t need to pose. It was a quick shoot and worked well.

Humble and professional
I will never forget this shoot with Aamir Khan,. It was the first time I met him and he came forward to shake my hand. It was amazing to see such a huge star being so modest and professional. I learnt that with success, one should be grounded and humble. He is very dedicated to what he does and he gave his all for this UNICEF ad.

She was eager for more
The shoot with Neha Dhupia was my first for a magazine cover. The image of her emerging from the pool became the cover of a men’s magazine, but I like what this image captures -- beauty and nature. It was tough to shoot, as things weren’t going well when we started and she wasn’t ready to step into the pool. But after a few shots, she saw the results and was eager for more.

An impromptu moment
This shoot with Mother Teresa was my first campaign. It was a huge breakthrough for me. After the shoot, I was glad that the concept — the black and white image and the frame worked superbly. In retrospect, I wonder how, as I had just few minutes to shoot. This image went on to be the chosen one for this assignment.