I am a Sri Lanka landscape/ Street/Artistic photographer as well as a Commercial Photographer. I have also directed several television commercials and have been in the field for over 25 years.
I try to capture my images at the decisive moment as well as finding the correct lighting and angle of the image . Some of the images have won awards too at local and International exhibitions. Sharing my vast experience and knowledge is my ambition now.
My father being a medical doctor was well known in the field of photography and this paved the way to take up photography as my profession. I started with a Rollieflex twin lens camera and there after started winning awards at student as well as open levels. In 1983 I joined and learned commercial photography at Studio times ltd and became a leading commercial photographer. I have worked with 5’x4′ as well as medium format and 35mm cameras.
When television broadcast was established in Srilanka there was a demand for commercial directors and I was given the opportunity to learn commercial video productions for the first and foremost TV production house Tele-Cine ltd. 11 years in TV production saw me be an Assistant Director of over 1000 TVCM’s as well as over 200 TVCM’s directed by me. The Wrap Factory was my other TV production house which i worked for over 4 years producing TVCMs.
In 2002 I set up my own company Tele-Extreme to cater to the photography and video field. Hence I have produced numerous TV commercials and Documentaries plus works of photographic services to Ad agencies and clients.
I was awarded Hon Fellowship and Associate from the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka (Hon NPAS, ANPAS) and has a Licentiate from the Institute of Sri Lankan Photographers (LISLP). I am also the Brand Ambassador for Nikon in Sri Lanka
I am a Past President (2009-2011) of the Photographic Society of Sri Lanka (member since 1977) which is the oldest society of the country.(since 1906) I am also a Life member of the National Photographic Art Society, and a member of the Institute of Srilankan Photographers.
Photographic competition judging
I have judged several local as well as International photographic competitions in Sri Lanka and also conducts workshops and classes for Students.
Motivation / Inspiration
To see an image be it on print or on screen motivates me to go further into producing creative images as well as creating moving images of quality.