Vinay Saya

If these photographs resemble layouts, it’s because they’ve been shot by a Creative Director. After experimenting with conceptual, still life and model photography, Vinay finally found his favourite style in street photography. Geared with a Sony A9 and Fujifilm XT2, Vinay takes to the streets and waits till the perfect layout walks into his frame. These unedited images (except for minor colour tweaks) are a juxtaposition of subjects shot against unlikely posters, sign boards, shutters, and parked vehicles. They are a window into how people, places and things can come together for a brief moment, to tell an entirely different story.

Shareef Dodmani

Shareef is as adept with a stylus, as he is with a sickle or even a brush. Because this Senior Animator also happens to be a Farmer and an Artist with 8 exhibitions behind him. The inspiration for his acrylics comes from the traditional attire worn by Goravas of the Kuruba community in Karnataka. While his narrative captures the story of love between Shiva and Parvati, the form and the formless. Using geometrical shapes, abstract structures and masterstrokes, Shareef creates contemporary art that is truly Indian.

Vibha Sharma

People are the subject of Vibha’s digital drawings. But unlike other designers who focus on proportions and anatomy, this ambivert observes people’s personality and quirks, with a serving of humour. She then transfers her observations onto photo-realistic caricatures and portraits. Her work looks so close to a real photograph, you’ll want to take a second look! Follow her on _vibhasharma_

Midhun George

Here’s an Art Director who wants you to judge a book by its cover. Once Midhun is done reading a book, he tries to bring out the essence of the story in his digitally created hardcover designs. His cover design for ‘The Cherry Tree’ by Ruskin Bond seems to have impressed the author so much, that it prompted him to repost it on his Instagram handle! So, go ahead and judge these books by their covers.

Chandru Sigamani

As most of us are locked inside our homes, Chandru Sigamani’s illustrations invite us for a walk through the iconic landmarks of Chennai. Past the University, through the Napier Bridge, into the Light House and beyond. The illustrations are part of a series he calls ‘Discover Chennai’. And thanks to them, we just discovered Chandru – a motion graphics animator by profession and a pop artist for fun.

Vinod Kallampad

Most of us know Vinod to be a superior production artist. But did you know that he is also a part-time bottle-sculptor, painter and artist? That’s right! While we chill over weekends, he upcycles bottles; making sure no two bottles look alike. Using old bottles, tissue, glue, shilpkar clay, beads, acrylics and knives he’s managed to un-bottle some insanely cool art. Pore over and get tipsy.