This month’s guest photographer is Nivin Kadar. I met Nivin several months ago when he first dropped by My Several Worlds. Since then, we’ve become friends. His photography site My Winks on Life in Light Reflections has become one of my favorites.
Nivin claims that he is not a man of words and prefers to let his photos, or ‘winks’ as he calls them, speak for themselves. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you drop by his site. He’s got an incredible collection and range of photographic works.
Nivin currently lives in the United Arab Emirates, however he has also done a fair amount of traveling. Nivin lived, worked, and studied in the UK for several years before returning to the UAE to spend time with his parents. Nivin is passionate artist. When he isn’t out snapping moments of time for the rest of us to enjoy, he is usually sketching or designing website logos.
Nivin has always found inspiration for his photographic works from National Geographic. In particular, he remembers watching their wildlife documentaries when he was a child, and he feels that this has helped to make him into the photographer that he is today. Nivin doesn’t have any favorite photographers. He learns and is inspired by every photographer in some way. If he had to name one photographer in particular, it would be Dabboo Ratnani for his portrait photography.
Nivin’s first camera was a Yashica GTN Electro 35 SLR, which belonged to his father. Today, he shoots with a Nikon D90. He enjoys all kinds of photography, but expresses a special interest in sports photography, macrophotography and nature photography.
Nivin’s words of advice for beginner photographers are simple: Believe in your instincts, keep shooting and experimenting no matter what equipment you use.