The Story of Photographer of the Year

We at Canvera have been very fortunate to be associated with him for almost 2+ years. He is one of the leading photographers in India. His work is truly artistic and commands utmost respect in the photography community. His clientele includes brides and grooms, models etc both from India and abroad. Yet, this man from Mangalore is extremly humble and a perennial student of photography.Vivek Sequiera, the Kodak – Better Photography – Wedding Photographer of the Year (2010), is one of those people who has raised the bar of Photography in India. Having served him and his brother Vinay as our clients, we have learnt of his quest for perfection and delivering the best for his clients.

Dhiraj attended the BP-WPOY awards ceremony, and I had the honour of attending a small function hosted by Vivek Studios in Mangalore last week to celebrate the award. I’m not sure how many people actually know the story of Vivek Sequiera. To call it inspiring would be an understatement – I think his story has lessons beyond business and photography. It touches the human soul at a much deeper level.

15 years ago, Vivek and Vinay (Vivek’s brother) used to work at a Petrol Bunk to support thier family. They saved some money and started a small photo studio in Mangalore. Through sheer hard work , determination and against all odds, they worked their way up in the business of photography. Today, Vivek Studio is a brand name not only in Mangalore & Karnataka, but in all of India. They have 4 studios and one state of the art innovative studio in the works. While Vivek focuses on Photography, Vinay manages the business operations. They have a dedicated team of technicians and designers who have been working with him for a long time.

Vivek is a great photographer not just because of his achievements but also because he keeps himself grounded by always remembering his roots and how he started, and his quest and enthusiasm to keep learning even after achieving so much. We wish him continued success in the years to come.

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