Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CEO Portrait for Forbes

Another magazine I love shooting for is Forbes. Michele Hadlow, the photo editor contacted me to photograph Chairman and CEO of Damac Group, a UAE based property developer. Dubbed the Donald of Dubai, Mr. Sajwani was a treat to photograph - patient and cooperative, but he is a busy man and the time allotted to me was limited. 

As with most corporate portrait photography assignments, the photographer is rarely given a lot of time to shoot. The key to pulling it off is to arrive early and prepare -multiple lighting setups in place, multiple cameras lensed up and ready to go. The less time I am given to photograph a subject the more time I usually need to setup! Here are a couple of images from the shoot and how it appeared in Forbes magazine.
Corporate portrait of CEO and Chairman Hussein Sajwani by Siddharth Siva, Dubai photographer
Hussein Sajwani for Forbes. Photography by Siddharth Siva.
Corporate portrait of CEO and Chairman Hussein Sajwani by Siddharth Siva, Dubai photographer
Hussein Sajwani for Forbes. Photography by Siddharth Siva.


All photography by Siddharth Siva. Siddharth is a portrait photographer based in Dubai, UAE.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Corporate Portraits for People Management


I was commissioned by People Management magazine last month to photograph four HR professionals in Dubai. People Management is the official magazine and media brand of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is published for them by Haymarket Media Group in the UK.

They called on me again last month to make engaging corporate portraits to illustrate the various case studies and other human resources related stories in the latest issue
Corporate portrait of Radhika Punshi by Siddharth Siva, Dubai photographer
Radhika Punshi for People Management Magazine. Photography by Siddharth Siva.




Corporate photograph of Cornel Fourie by Siddharth Siva, Dubai photographer
Cornel Fourie, Dubai Islamic Bank for People Management magazine. Photography by Siddharth Siva
Corporate portrait photograph by Siddharth Siva, Dubai photographer
Koray Genkul, Hilton Worldwide for People Management magazine. Photography by Siddharth Siva
Corporate portrait of Mark Graham by Siddharth Siva, Dubai photographer
Mark Graham, MACE Macro for People Management magazine. Photography by Siddharth Siva






All photographs by Siddharth Siva, a professional photographer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Portrait for Wired Magazine

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Uwe Maas, inventor of Musion, a high definition video projection system that creates the illusion of life-size, full colour, 3D moving images.
Client: Wired (Germany)


All images by Dubai photographer, Siddharth Siva

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jerome Ferrari - two ways

Portrait of Jerome Ferrari by Dubai photographer Siddharth Siva

When Telerama, the French weekly first called me to photograph author Jerome Ferrari, I was immediately excited by the prospect of interacting and collaborating with a subject who also had a passion for creating visuals – in this case, with words. He had just won the prestigious Prix Goncourt for his book Le Sermon sur la chute de Rome, which by all accounts is considered a great poetic Corsican epic.


The sparse furniture in his new Abu Dhabi apartment was ideal in creating a moody, atmospheric story.  As we fell into easy conversation, I opted for a clean and simple lighting arrangement, with basic speedlights and an  umbrella softbox, so I could easily set up and shoot on my own, without an assistant. 

Portrait of Jerome Ferrari by Dubai photographer Siddharth Siva
Over what felt like endless cups of espresso, we talked about his book, his time in Corsica and Rome and his job teaching philosophy in Abu Dhabi.

Portrait of Jerome Ferrari by Dubai photographer Siddharth Siva
Interestingly, a few weeks later I was contacted by leading French newspaper Le Figaro to photograph Jerome –  a happy coincidence. I headed back to Abu Dhabi this time to a busy household that was fully furnished; his family has also arrived. . What struck me as dramatic, but with beautiful muted tones, was his enviable library that had finally made its way to Abu Dhabi and I decided to use it as a backdrop for this shoot. The books almost becoming a character, the influence in the background that shaped and nurtured those vivid ideas and philosophies and is an extension of Jerome’s personality. It’s not often that a photographer is gifted with such a ‘prop’ that elevates the story, and even more rare to revisit a subject as his life progresses. I’m glad to have had another opportunity to chat over espresso.

Portrait of Jerome Ferrari by Dubai photographer Siddharth Siva

All images by Dubai photographer, Siddharth Siva


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sikka Score



The good folks at Sikka and Art Dubai brought me in to photograph the performances at the launch of their music CD titled Sikka Score.

A terrific lineup of artistes including Sach HoldenCasper, Beatbox Ray, Fables of Cantt,  Harrison Rice,  Layla Lacol,  Nada Dada, Noush Like Sploush, Shay, Swerte, THEM, and Valentin Spasov, made for an amazing night of performances. 

Check out the slideshow above for a few of the images.

Thursday, July 25, 2013