In 2013 I completed a 2 year Full-Time Photo Imaging Diploma at the North Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) with Distinction. Before that I completed another six months of part-time studies at the Photographic Studies College (PSC). Since completing the diploma I have been freelancing and photographing weddings for the past 5 years. As a freelancer, I take pride in being associated with some of Melbourne's premier studios such as DUUET, T-ONE, Melbourne Photography etc for 5+ years. Link to my portfolio: www.rohitjhawar.com. Some of my key traits include being patient, observant, caring, skilful with communication, driven and motivated to deliver no matter what the circumstances are. I have been fortunate to live my dream each day. Nothing could be more rewarding than being out there sharing my passion with like-minded people and to be able to give with compassion and love.
When i look at an art work, may that be a painting, photograph or a sculpture it inspires me to create something with my own hands, that is meaningful and possibly also a gift, a way of giving. My images are often minimalistic and so is my life. Great design excites me, whether its furniture, a piece of jewellery or architecture, it brings a child like twinkle in my eyes. I have been fortunate enough to live my passion, to safeguard it with a selective approach and have this enormous appetite to learn, excel, and experience endlessly.
I primarily photograph Weddings, Events, Architecture and Portraits. Having photographed weddings for so long i feel as though i am a jack of all trades. Starting from portraiture, candid documentary moments to still life accessories, food, landscape, fashion, editorial etc. a Wedding tends to include all. Depending on the day and the setting one has to be keen, in the moment and immersed to be able to capture the true essence of the day and tell a story that brings all these individual elements together in a beautiful and creative fashion.
I do not participate in awards and recognitions programs. To me to be able to live the passion and dream that i am living is in itself the greatest reward.
8 years ago i gave up on everything to pursue my passion for photography... I will tell you another one, a beautiful photographer once told me that even in the darkest of places if you look keenly enough you will find the light, since then i have valued natural light to the utmost and made it the very essence of my work