This Freelance Photographer Aims High for the Skies

 

 

Mahipal saw this and knew it would be his entry for the IPA. To him, the clouds represented a landscape much like that of Antarctica. Photograph/Mahipalsinh Vala

Mahipal saw this and knew it would be his entry for the IPA. To him, the clouds represented a landscape much like that of Antarctica. Photograph/Mahipalsinh Vala

“I use photography as a medium for capturing human emotions, personalities and communities.”—Mahipalsinh Vala

“I use photography as a medium for capturing human emotions, personalities and communities.”—Mahipalsinh Vala

Mahipalsinh Vala believes that when a photographer has just begun to take his first step as a professional, it is very important to keep himself open to different genres. A freelance photographer and student from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, he has been exploring abstract, architecture, documentary and fashion genres since the past five years.
This seems to be working fine for him, as he has been able to win 12 honourable mentions in the last three annual editions of the International Photography Awards (IPA) in various categories including Fine-art, Nature and People.
This image won him his 12th honourable mention at the IPA this year. It was taken from an airplane while Mahipal was returning from London. At 33,000ft, the cloud formations caught his eye and he knew that the image would be a winner.
Mahipal is very focused about his career as a professional. “I use photography as a medium for capturing human emotions, personalities and communities, using posed portraiture as my primary style,” he says.

-Written by Amit Sheokand

Tags: International Photography Awards, Look Who's Shooting, Mahipalsinh Vala, National Institute of Design, October 2009