Karthik Srinivasan has shot 12 weddings in four days. All proper, back up. That sounds not possible. Edit: He shot 12 ‘dream weddings’ in 4 days. The celeb photographer just dropped his trendy calendar, Entwined, for 2019 — and although it is probably a month overdue, we’re totally in awe of the pix, themed around developing dream weddings, right right here in Chennai. “Why to tour to distinguished locations while you can create the magic proper here?” he asks.
Collaborating with Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram and Grand by using GRT Hotels for his places and a multitude of fashion designer brands like Zingbi and Gabbana Life for wedding ceremony ensembles — we are taken via twelve months of beautiful visuals with grandiose colors, seashore waves, and unusual floral arrangements.
This is after nine calendars shot across a little over a decade comprising all and sundry from Taapsee to Illaiyaraja — the last one titled ‘Once Upon a Time’ turned into stimulated with the aid of iconic Hollywood characters.
The reason Karthik selected dream weddings as a subject matter, he says is that this: “I need this to direct extra couples to my wedding pictures undertaking Moonstruck.” He elaborates, “A lot of humans expect that I am now not cheap after 15 years within the commercial enterprise, but that’s not the case, we do intimate and massive weddings (beginning at Rs 1 lakh upwards).”
A short behind-the-scenes of his four long days with fashions from Mumbai (among December and January) screen the standard laugh stories from the set — hair not staying placed because of windy games and three am wake-up calls. All run-of-the-mill, besides for the final shoot day when stocks, “Our make-up artiste wasn’t available till nine am, and so we needed to begin shooting at 10 am in harsh mild,” a photographer’s worst nightmare while there’s a ticking clock for a cut-off date.
The innovative answer that turned into arrived at became to supply a couple of ladders and feature assistants
climb as high as sixteen toes with ‘scrimmers’ (a gadget that diffuses harsh daylight) an excellent way to get merely the proper temper, and of direction, help perspiring make-believe brides stay a tad cooler inside the Chennai warmth!
More wedding fever awaits this year for Karthik with a black-and-white fine-art work wedding ceremony pictures exhibition planned for May later this year. Between that, a marketing campaign with Sony India and a shoot with Juhi Chawla arising, the photographer has plenty to stay up for in 2019.
With all of the focus on wedding fever, we are curious about Karthik’s very own wedding, especially for the reason that his wife Hema simply lately published approximately their 14th wedding ceremony anniversary. We marvel, how would he reshoot that day, given all the revel in he has picked up through the years?
“I think I’d need to do it on top of a skyscraper in New York. However Hema would want a seaside wedding ceremony in Mauritius… And we’d come to be doing the latter, due to direction, you have to cross what the woman says,” he symptoms off with a laugh.