Independent Photographer and Cinematographer
ANNECHIRA SHIVA is a visual artist by profession capturing wild animals and birds, landscape, historical monuments, fine art and people using various medium. Shiva grew up sketching and painting in his teenage years. His obsession with art stayed with him through adulthood and transformed into photography during his college days. Graduating in Electronics and Communication Engineering, he went on to work as a Photojournalist and Editor with America Online, LLC for 8 years. Though Shiva works also on motion, his passion lies towards photography, as he says telling a story in just one frame needs understanding science and add art to tell a story.
Annechira Shiva has depicted lifestyles and portraits of various personalities including actors, models, dancers, writers, musicians, politicians, businessmen and sports personalities. His travel during shoots for commercial photography made him realise that his true passion was to show stories of Historical Monuments, Travel, Nature and Wildlife.
Travel and Nature Photography is not as easy as ‘just Click’, says Shiva. The sketch/framework of the image created in his mind, which then is slowly and carefully nurtured into a series of thoughts linking it to its heritage, history, present and to its timeless beauty. These deep compositions in his mind create an imaginary picturesque of the scene. He transfers this imaginary picture into his Camera. This requires perfect lighting knowledge, combination of various angles, technical know-how of camera and lens, and lots of patience and perseverance.
He does not compromise, till it is satisfied when it compares the imaginary image to the captured one. Shiva does not favour retouching the Images / interference of too much Photoshop with the captured image. His photography not only invokes strong feelings within us but transports us to that very scene/place. Shiva believes that nature and history should be displayed in its true form.
Shiva's unique piece of work is a must see for art and nature lovers, and experience calm and peace for the soul. While his solo exhibition on Nature's Scapes of India was warmly welcomed and appreciated, which was covered in the Print and Digital Media widely in Bangalore.
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY: His current passion is to pay tribute to World Renowned Painting into Photographic images without the use of any Photographic strobe lights. He has mastered the technique of creating Painting like Images by using Primitive Lighting methods. He spends considerable amount of time in understanding and experimenting various methods to create unique images.
His works on Travel / Nature and Fine Art photography has been much appreciated by ASI (Archaeology Survey of India) and many other government and private sectors. Some of his works has been showcased in many reputed photography magazines like Better Photography / Smart Photography / Asian Photography / Outlook / People / Vogue etc.
MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER: Having experience over 2 decades as a creative photographer, his way of training has got him recognition as a Master of Photography Art for studio lighting and compositions. He has trained young and upcoming photographers who have been working as nationally and internationally photographer, they are also renowned in various genres of photography. He has been a visiting faculty to conducted workshops at Ignite India Education, Academy of Pastry Arts and Christ College on food photography.
- Best Celebrity Lifestyle Award - 2016,
- Black & White Award (A prestigious International Award) – 2019 for Nature
- Acceptance Award by YPS, Federation of Photography India in the 2020
- Black & White Award (A prestigious International Award) – 2020 for PEOPLE