Fine Art Photographer
*Sold my hands for a dreamers' gloves*
"Eastern mental disciplines that speak of internal stillness inspire me and the lens helps me seize the physical in photographic stills. In my work, I unite explorations in both these interests to bridge the gap between the Silence I find within my Self with the temporal mirror of light which surrounds us"
Photographer - Kanika Nagpal 1984, India
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Kanika employed photography as a positive agent of expression. In the wake of her interest in the medium, she held a month long photography exhibition in a Mumbai gallery that was received positively and moved on to learn the technical aspects in a private course at the ‘Shari Academy’. The same year she was further encouraged with a ‘Canon Merit Award’ at the ‘Exhibit A’ Annual Fine Art Exhibition held by the Photographers Guild of India (PGI) This supported and re-enforced her desires to progress in this field.
Kanika covered over 52 Indian Musicians and artists while working as concert photographer with the music club Bluefrog to sustain her consistent passion for music and photographed artist portfolios for internationally recognized musicans while simultaneously working on solo projects.
Her work has been exhibited at the AIPTIA Photofair in Mumbai and she was awarded the ‘Reed Foundation Fellowship, New York to spend four months at an Artist’s Residency program in Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, France.
In January of 2010 she was honoured to be the recipient of ‘The Friends of PASCA Fellowship’ while in France to further her explorations in an art based environment. Kanika helped organise and exhibited in 6 International artists group-shows in galleries in France between ’09 and ’10. While living in Europe she shot for the Pallazo Grassi Museum website in Venice, Italy as well as for the Theatre de Cornouaille in Quimper, France.
Her photographs has been published in newspapers around India such as the cover of ‘ The Sunday Guardian’, New Delhi, in ‘Mumbai Mirror’ and ‘Indian Express’ Hyderabad as well as magazines such as Rolling Stone, India, JetLite and Rave Magazine