Harper's Bazaar June 2018 - Page 24

CONTRIBUTORS Alan Gelati, a London-based photographer, started his career at Christie’s in 1998. He has worked with brands like L’Oréal, Givenchy, Blumarine, Chopard, and Schwarzkopf among others. In this issue, he photographs cover star Kangana Ranaut in ‘A True Romance,’ pg 126. “It was a challenging and interesting experience with a team of professionals who can mould around different and tricky shooting situations. The cover is what I call portrait photography and professionalism at its best.” Sabyasachi Mukherjee has traversed a career path that has taken him to the fashion circles of Milan, Paris, New York, London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong to name a few. His label has grown to encompass couture, ready-to-wear, and now his own jewellery line. Here, he speaks with our cover star in ‘A True Romance,’ pg 126. “I managed to convince Kangana to colour her hair brown and embrace her natural curls. She truly owned the environment in the setting of the French Riviera, with sunshine streaming down her shoulders and her hair let loose.Thank you Bazaar for this collaboration.” Divya Bala is a fashion writer who has lived in Sydney, London, and New York. Now based in Paris, she works in fashion, features, travel, advertising, and brand consulting. In this issue, she interviews emerging designer Matthew Adams Dolan in ‘One To Watch’, pg 56. “Working with Matthew for this story was a special pleasure as we have been dear friends since attending university together. He jokes that he cast Naomi Janumala in his show, because she reminded him of me, which I love! But I know it’s because he has a genuine passion for diversity and that’s even better.” Smridhi Sibal is a dancer-turned-fashion stylist. Styling for her is more than trend-based—it’s to understand the story and then conceptualise an engaging shoot. She has worked for labels like Anita Dongre, Rara Avis, and Da Milano among others. Here, she plays with colours in ‘Shade Card’, pg 38. “Working with Bazaar is like working with family. I started a year ago, and since then there has been no looking back. Every project they give me is with so much love and trust that it’s hard not to perform.” Runvijay Paul is a self-taught photographer. Under the guidance of Magnum lensman Raghu Rai and mentor Nitin Rai, Paul learned that it is not necessary to tour the seven seas to click a good photograph. You just need to have an eye to capture that unique moment as it happens, or else you will miss out on the opportunity.