Shamanth Patil

Moments in Architecture Edition 3- 2022
Shamanth Patil

Shamanth Patil J is an award-winning design and humanitarian
photographer based out of Bangalore. With over 13 years of professional
experience attributed to his diverse portfolio and ever-morphing body of
work, he strives to amalgamate his eye for detail and surrealism in the form
of impactful imagery.

The roots of his conviction to pursue the craft of photography trace back to
the young and impressionable age of five. It was the first time he laid his
eyes upon a DSLR Camera, an object that filled him with curiosity and
indescribable joy! From then on until 17 years ahead, he persevered to build
and strengthen his sense of visual conceptualisation, unveiling his desire to
vividly perceive imagery, colour, texture, and composition.

With his alma mater as Shari Academy of Photography – Mumbai, and an
opportunity to cultivate his creative vision under the tutelage of late revered
Photojournalist T.S. Satyan. At 22, Shamanth embarked on the professional
path of photography, now creating vignettes that are a crossover amidst
cutting edge and mesmerising in equal yet complementary measures.

He founded Rays & Greys, a multidisciplinary Photography practice in 2009.
At its core, the studio strives to document and celebrate myriad facets of
Architecture, Interior Design, Product, and People photography.

The recent years have witnessed him steer his focus prevalently on
Architectural and Interior photography endeavours. This has innately
satiated his penchant for spaces, scale, light, craft, and the relationship
among human end-users and their spaces.

His works have been featured at numerous design exhibitions and
symposiums while his imagery continues to grace national publications and
platforms overseas.