Calvin Chinthaka
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Calvin Chinthaka

London Fashion PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Calvin Chinthaka

London Fashion PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Calvin Chinthaka (born 16 February ) is a British fashion photographer and founder of Brand Human. Calvin is an alumnus of the University of the Arts London and a public speaker. Calvin fosters a range of approaches rather than a singular or fixed practice of fashion photography; He can define fashion photography in practice, research and development, and a cultural, educational, professional, and global context; breaking new ground by visually representing the fashion narrative. Nationality: British Calvin offers a holistic approach to developing and creating a rich digital body of work ready for industry. * Life and career In November 2010, Calvin started his photography and filmmaking career. Calvin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fashion Photography from the University of the Arts London and a Masters of Fashion Photography from the London College of Fashion in the United Kingdom. He directed his first fashion film '' Osariya '' in 2016 and won Best Cinematography at London Fashion Film Festival. In 2018, he photographed English fashion and textile designer Dame Zandra Rhodes for WWD. In 2019, he photographed the British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith. In 2020, he directed and produced a video of Ian Davenport for The Art News and the Kasmin gallery in New York. In 2020, he was commissioned to shoot the Colombo Fashion Week fashion collection of Lovi Ceylon in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In 2020, Calvin joined the Sri Lankan luxury menswear designer brand as a business partner. He co-founded Sword and Yoga, a boutique yoga brand based in Budapest and the Brand Human media agency in London later that year. He has lent his talents to International brands and musicians, including Sri Lankan Airlines, Naked Wolfe, Art News, WWD, Cosyspeed, Gymbox, London College of Fashion, Lovi Ceylon, and The Drum.
Projects
  • Capturing Elegance: A Day of Fashion Photography for AUGURI's SS24 Collection
    Capturing Elegance: A Day of Fashion Photography for AUGURI's SS24 CollectionYesterday, I had the pleasure of photographing the SS24 collection for AUGURI at The Studio Space ( IG thestudio_space ) owned by Barrie Gordon in North West London, located inside the China House. The location was ideal for a fashion shoot, offering a spacious and accommodating setting with easy access, parking, including a lift that made transporting my equipment a breeze. Commissioned to capture the latest AUGURI collection for their website and social media, the day demanded a versatile ski
  • Rekindling the Craft: A Return to Film Photography in London
    Rekindling the Craft: A Return to Film Photography in LondonToday, I dove back into the nostalgic world of film photography, a passion I had set aside for the bustling digital age. Over the last few weeks, I roamed the vibrant and historic streets of London, capturing moments through the lens of my Nikon F3 film camera. The thrill of not knowing exactly how each shot would turn out added an element of suspense and excitement that digital photography often lacks. Developing the film rolls myself was a deliberate choice, a nod to the days when photography
  • Yohani - Numba Langa - Sri Lankan singer-songwriter
    Yohani - Numba Langa - Sri Lankan singer-songwriterYohani, captured through the lens of London Fashion Photographer Calvin Chinthaka, mesmerizes with her renditions of the renowned tunes "Numba Langa" and "Manike Mage Hithe."
  • Speaker at The Photography Show 2024
    Speaker at The Photography Show 2024I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the incredible opportunity I recently had to represent The Photography Show at NEC Group and participate as a speaker. It was an honor to be part of such a prestigious event in the photography industry. From the moment I stepped onto the stage, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and excitement. Being able to share my insights, experiences, and passion for photography with fellow enthusiasts and professionals was truly a privilege.
  • Guest lecturing at the University of East London
    Guest lecturing at the University of East LondonI had the privilege of serving as a guest lecturer at the University of East London. Engaging with the bright, inquisitive minds of the Media students was an incredibly rewarding experience, one that I am deeply grateful for. A special shoutout to Sharon N. Hughes, MCIM, FRSA for extending this wonderful opportunity to me. Your trust and support in allowing me to share my knowledge and experiences with the students have been truly inspiring. Thank you for the warm welcome and for facilitating a
  • Celebration of Sri Lankan art, culture, and fashion
    Celebration of Sri Lankan art, culture, and fashionTwo weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to work on a fashion-moving image campaign for LOVI Ceylon, featuring the amazingly talented Sri Lankan models and actors. These photoshoots was not just a project but a journey into the heart of creativity and collaboration. This project was a testament to the power of teamwork, creativity, and passion. Working alongside Dinakshie and the LOVI Ceylon team was an enriching experience, and I am proud to have been a part of this creative endeavour.
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Work history
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    The Drum logo
    Director of PhotographyThe Drum
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Head of ProductionBrand Human
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Filmmaking
  • Media Production
  • Fashion Photography
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Film Production
  • Live Broadcast
  • Analgoue Photography
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Branding Ideas
  • People Person
Education
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) London College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    Best Fashion Film at Aesthetica Film FestivalLondon College of Fashion, UAL