Celebrity photographer at Colombo Fashion Week

JatinKampani_5x7Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) has invited international celebrity photographer, Jatin Kampani, to present ‘PHANTASMAGORIA’ and conduct Photography Workshop Series One at CFW KNOWLEDGE Workshops, at the upcoming HSBC CFW Resort 2016 Show. Kampani’s workshop will focus on fashion photography and will take place on 2 October 2015 from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the Galle Room, Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle.

The backbone of the Sri Lankan fashion industry, CFW invites experts in various aspects of the fashion industry to speak at its KNOWLEDGE Workshops, each season. CFW KNOWLEDGE Workshops of past seasons have covered important areas of fashion, such as styling, public relations, marketing and communications. These workshops provide designers, photographers, stylists and other influencers in the Sri Lankan fashion industry with the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the global fashion industry, and learn important tips to take the next step in their careers.

This season, CFW Resort is presented by its Title Partner, HSBC Sri Lanka and strengthened by its Official Host Partner, Jetwing Hotels. CFW Resort is also enriched by its partnerships with its Official Automobile Partner, Land Rover; Unilever (Vaseline); Fashion Eyewear Partner, Vision Care; Wineworld; OLU Tropical Water; Hameedia; Official Hair and Makeup Partner, Ramani Fernando Salons; Official PR Partner, Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide – who share and extend their support towards the vision and aspirations of CFW.

Jatin Kampani is an award-winning fashion photographer based in India. With a career spanning nearly 20 years, Kampani has had his work exhibited across India as well as internationally. He was named one of the ‘200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide’ twice by Archive magazine, and has received accolades at the International Photography Awards (2006-2011), Black and White Spider Awards and PX3 Awards, Paris. In 2011 and 2012, he received the ‘Best Photographer of the Year Award’ by Asian Photography magazine.

Over the last two decades, Kampani’s work has been featured on advertising campaigns for De Beers, World Gold Council, Marriott Incorporated, L’Oreal, Motorola, Bacardi, ESPN, Pepsi, Canon and Sony, and in magazines such as Elle, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, GQ, Grazia, Hello!, OK, People and Verve. His impressive portfolio also includes portraits of noteworthy celebrities such as Her Highness the Late Rajmata Gayatri Devi, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hritik Roshan, to name a few. Kampani’s portfolio can be viewed at www.jatinkampani.com.

‘PHANTASMAGORIA’ is a visual journey through a series of photographs created by Kampani for various advertising campaigns, editorial works for publications and conceptual fine art works. The presentation will include much-acclaimed images that have won him several awards worldwide as well as significant portraiture work. ‘PHANTASMAGORIA’ is a series of photo-paintings, as he chooses to call them, not to be seen and mused upon, but felt and lived through.

Following this presentation, Kampani will present Photography Workshop Series One, which is aimed at engaging and interacting with the audience over the infinite questions related to image-making.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 1,250 (Workshop only) and Rs. 1,750 (Workshop and transport from Colombo to Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle and back). Tickets are available to purchase online at cfwtickets.shopbox.lk or at Coco Veranda, No 32, Ward Place, Colombo (until 5.00 p.m. only). For more information, contact Oshella on 0773-676212.

For the latest updates on HSBC CFW Resort 2016 (27 September to 4 October) and upcoming shows, workshops and exclusive segments, visit www.colombofashionweek.com or follow CFW on Facebook (www.facebook.com/colombofashionweek), Twitter (@colombofw) and Instagram (@colombofw).