Celebrity photographer Luv Israni started his career in photography five years ago without any formal training. He credits his father for being a huge support, motivating him at every step. He says, "Photography has grown in me with every click. Every experience of taking pictures counts and shows in the work you do thereon."
The lensman started out wanting to be a film director and he even made a couple of documentary films, but in the process, he realised his love for taking good pictures. He says, "My only advice to amateur photographers is that photography cannot be learnt. If you have the passion and vision you can make it."
He is one of the coolest Bollywood stars I have come across. Before I started my shoot, I had heard a lot of stories that he won’t wait; he will come and run within minutes. But he gave me enough time to take a good picture.
Ajay Devgn, Kajol
This picture was taken a day before the release of their film, U Me Aur Hum. They were relaxing at the Leela hotel and I caught a candid moment. It was fun shooting with them because they didn’t have to pose for me. They were just relaxing and being themselves.
Aarti and I decided to go to Elephanta caves for a shoot. While waiting for the ferry to come, she started feeding the pigeons. The scene was so poetic that I decided to capture it. It turned out more beautiful than our other planned pictures.
I have shot with her a couple of times. This, however, was my very first shoot with her. Our theme was to capture a day in her life. So, we spent an entire day together - right from a wake up shot to going to the gym and shopping on the streets. We kept her hair natural and a little messy.
Anjana and I were planning to shoot together since a very long time. She was bored of studio shoots, so we went to Goa. It was more of a leisure trip then a literal shoot. We got onto a yacht and went into the water. There was a lot of breeze before the sunset. The golden sunlight just before the sunset and Anjana’s mood and expressions made my picture spark.