India, b. 1986
Born in the industrial town of Barauni (Bihar), Elvin always grew up thinking of 'home' as a non-tangible concept. Since birth, Elvin has moved 19 'homes' across India including Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Manipal (Karnataka), Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Bengaluru (Karnataka). He is now living in his twentieth home on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
Elvin's interest in photography started during his journalism studies at Manipal University. The documentary 'War Photographer' had a deep impact on him, the result of which he exposed himself to works of photojournalism greats like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, James Nachtwey, Raghu Rai and Pablo Bartholomew.
Elvin holds a BA Degree in Journalism & Communication along with an MS in Communications from Manipal University. After graduating, Elvin produced shows for the NDTV Group and ABCL Network till 2011. Starting 2012, Elvin started working with some of India’s leading start-ups on their communication strategies. Despite his hectic schedule due to the well documented Startup Boom in Bengaluru in those years, he continued working as a wedding photographer shooting across the length and breadth of India. Recently, Elvin laid aside his communication career of over seven years to become a full-time photographer. Elvin likes to believe that his style is heavily inspired by photojournalism and would like to stick to the same.