18 years of relentless experimentation and perseverance have made the photographer, Tarun khiwal, who has won numerous awards in photography and is the first and only recipient of the coveted Hasselblad Masters Award in India to date. Although an engineer by education he became a photographer by choice and now has become one of the most sought after photographers in India.
Tarun’s simplistic approach to photography combined with a touch of glamour is what characterizes his personal style. Tarun has been constantly setting benchmarks in the fashion and advertising circuits of India for many years.
Tarun has had no formal education in photography, however he has been the inspiration for many young photographers to relocate from all over the world to assist him and his protégées have all emerged as successful photographers themselves.
Tarun’s client list includes Chanel, Emaar, Dior, Royal Sporting House, Lakme, Ponds, Dove, ShopperStop, Nokia, Pepsi, Coca-Cola Motorola, Nestlé, Sony, Samsung, Nike, Reebok, Adidas, etc.
Tarun’s critically acclaimed editorial work appears regularly in national and International Editorials like Tank, Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, etc
Tarun Khiwal is a passionate photographer who is obsessively basic in his approach towards life who is fueled by his family comprising of his parents, his wife Ritu, seven year old son Garvit and his two year old daughter Urvhii.
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Marie Claire Fashion Photographer of the year 2009
L’officiel Luxury Award, 2008
Hasselblad Master – 2005
Epson Masters Worldwide Epson Pro Programme
F Award – Fashion Photographer of the year 2005
Asian Photography Award: Photographer of the year 2005
MTV style Lycra Award 2004
Kingfisher Fashion Photographer – 2004