Toehold Patrons

Photography As a Dear Language: Sushmitha Reddy

She was all about getting her photos clicked as a little girl. When she began pursuing her newfound love for making images, another passion followed like it was simply meant to happen: wildlife. Today, Sushmitha Reddy doesn’t miss any opportunity that lets her explore diverse wildlife and make her own stories
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Etching Expressions onto Eternity: Madhur Behl

It wasn’t until 2012 that Madhur Behl took up photography seriously, because when he learned the fundamentals of the art of making images, his hobby evolved into a passion and grew only stronger with each passing day. Mr. Behl’s tryst with photography had begun at an early age, but it was no more than a […]
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The Inexorable Messages of the Heart: Jaina Tolia

Since childhood, Jaina Tolia had blissfully given in to the mysterious spell that the forests cast on a traveller. But a few years ago she decided to take up photography, and ever since, she’s captured some tangible magical moments that the wild always contains in its womb. In 2014, Jaina completed a Toehold
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A Sense of Accomplishment and Happiness: Hymakar Valluru

It all started with the cameras his relatives used to carry when they all gathered in his hometown on special occasions. And this was a prelude to his tryst with photography that’s been only going strong even today. Mr. Hymakar Valluru is a man who has loved travelling since his childhood days.  And after he got
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Perpetual Practice and Learning: Sharath Giri

Like father, like son… and a small variation in the process of making art, and that’s how a story begins: Toehold patron Sharath Giri’s introduction to the sublime art of photography. As a child, Sharath grew up watching his father recording those moments he thought were dear to him with a camera. This
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Specificity of Certain Joys: Sanjay Keswani

An effortless translation of passion into art – that’s the story of Sanjay Keswani. Sanjay’s dealing with hotel management brought him an opportunity four years ago, which got him into food photography, and that grew as a new-found passion for a man who is always ready to allow himself new experiences. Once he
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Extracting Eternities Out of Moments: Dhruva Kotagi

From washing grandpa’s film camera negatives to exploring possibilities in a genre that’s barely beginning to catch people’s attention, Dhruva Kotagi has certainly come a long way on his journey of photography, more in terms of experience than time. By the time Dhruva quit his job a year ago, he had learned just
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In Synchrony with Nature: Rana Roy Choudhury

Polar Bear Scape, Svalbard
For someone hailing from the City of Joy, capturing the soul of a place, always in the blur of bustling streets at a time when cameras were a luxury to own and formal guidance on photography wasn’t available, photography has meant more than just a hobby. Toehold Patron Rana Roy Choudhury has been passionate about
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Magic on the Forest Floor and Leaf Shadows: Niranjan Panjwani

Rhinos, Kaziranga
The spectrum of human emotions births arts of different forms. And the endlessness of this process, this emergence, can sometimes be quite startling. While art is capable of finding a fluid-like, sinuous beginning from even adversity, grief and struggle, it is no less beautiful when it is created by passion, joy
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Being Mindful and the Art of Seeing: Siddharth Reddy

Yes; it’s as simple as that and as profound at the same time: being mindful. With his Kafkaesque trail of thoughts, Toehold Patron Siddharth Reddy will hold you in a conversation that’s so certain of its course that you can’t help but give it your attention completely and willingly. A flicker of fascination for
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