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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAdvertising Photographer - 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

Work history

Currently

Owner

Shariq Siddiqui Photography

Apr 2012
  • Freelance

2011

Available on Request

Various

Jun 2001 - Dec 2011
  • Full Time

Education

2001

MBA

XLRI Jamshedpur Xavier School of Management

Jun 1999 - Apr 2001

2015

Bachelor of Commerce

University of MUMBAI

Jun 1996 - Apr 2015

Awards

2016

Group Exhibition - Colours

The Association of Photographers

2014

Finalist - 157th International Print Exhibition

The Royal Photographic Society

2014

Group Exhibition - The Curated Ego

National Portrait Gallery, London

2013

Finalist - SOAS Photo Competition - London

SOAS

2013

Shortlisted - World Nomads & National Geographic Channel Travel Photography Scholarship

World Nomads

2012

Group Exhibition - London Photo Festival

London Photo Festival

2012

Finalist / Group Exhibition - Urban 2012 - Trieste, Italy

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