Shariq Siddiqui

Photographer

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Corporate Photographer - Editorial Photographer

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About me

WHAT I DO I'm a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in London, working on commercial, corporate and editorial assignments. My clients include leading brands, creative and communications agencies, corporates, magazines, and entrepreneurs. You'll find me as much as at ease in a corporate boardroom as the streets of Mumbai. I'm most interested in people and their stories: I'm fascinated by the things they do and what their experience of life makes them feel. I'm always trying to find beauty and meaning amidst the clutter around us, and ultimately trying to make narrative sense of our world. BACKGROUND I live in North London with my wife and daughter, and travel frequently across the world. I was born in Mumbai, India and have called the UK home since 2005. London fostered my craft with its easy embrace of everything aesthetic, and still inspires me everyday: I spend a lot of time photographing fellow Londoners engaging with our city. I also maintain close ties to my native land: I've realised that the incredible scale, diversity, colours, spirituality and absurdity of India exert a great influence on my work. I'm drawn to rich, primary colours and complex, dynamic spectacles; yet my images are simple, straight and human. I'm a BCom graduate from the University of Mumbai, and I also completed an MBA from XLRI - Xavier School of Management. My time in business and finance - including international M&A - made me especially good at strategy, marketing, servicing global clients, and painstaking attention to detail. HOW I WORK While shooting I’m as comfortable giving or receiving direction as I am disappearing in plain sight for reportage work; and I love using natural light as much as I enjoy carefully lighting a scene. I spend a lot of time and energy thinking and preparing, though I’m used to working very quickly so as to not miss even the most fleeting emotion. I also work hard to maintain an efficient workflow - right from planning a project to preparing images for use in print or online. I’m a problem-solver by nature - I work hard to resolve issues and do what I say I will. For more complex shoots such as for advertising, I have access to leading agents for expert budgeting and production support. Involve me at the idea stage: you'll find me to be a communicative, resourceful and reliable creative partner, who will deliver you images that are vibrant, crisp and contemporary; yet informal and approachable, with a consistent palette.

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Commercial Photography
  • Project Management
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Portraiture
  • Editorial Photography
  • Lifestyle Photography
  • Strategy
  • Street Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Location Photography
  • Advertising Photography
  • Corporate Photography

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      Work history

      Currently

      Apr 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance

      2011

      Available on Request

      Various

      Jun 2001 - Dec 2011
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      Education

      2001

      Jun 1999 - Apr 2001
      • India

      2015

      Bachelor of Commerce

      University of Mumbai

      Jun 1996 - Apr 2015
      • Mumbai, India

      Awards

      2016

      Group Exhibition - Colours

      AOP

      2014

      Finalist - 157th International Print Exhibition

      Royal Photographic Society ( RPS)

      2014

      Group Exhibition - The Curated Ego

      National Portrait Gallery

      2013

      Finalist - SOAS Photo Competition - London

      SOAS

      2013

      Shortlisted - World Nomads & National Geographic Channel Travel Photography Scholarship

      National Geographic

      2012

      Group Exhibition - London Photo Festival

      London Photo Festival

      2012

      Finalist / Group Exhibition - Urban 2012 - Trieste, Italy

      Trieste, Italy