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Throughout his long and prolific career, Bharath Ramamrutham has created a body of work which has come to exemplify not only the purist approach to photography, but to many people the definitive pictorial statement on Indian architecture, design, and the Indian landscape. The prestige and popularity of his work is defined by his dedication to the technical perfection of this medium, and his emphatic focus on light and space. A stream of books, monographs and contributions to publications around the world during the past 25 years have indisputably established Bharath place in the eminent pantheon of master photographers.

Coupling strict discipline with the eagle-eye of an experienced architect, Bharath manages to capture not only the structure of buildings, but also the spirit, body, and soul of both traditional and modern Indian architecture. He has the unique capacity to incorporate the times and culture embodied in each piece of work, making his photographs strikingly distinctive.

Bharath’s envisioning of Graf originated from his many successful collaborations with a variety of prolific and passionate authors and publishers on a multitude of books. With his meticulous attention to detail, refined aesthetic sensibilities, and progressive design concepts, he was requested to provide end-to-end solutions for a range of discerning clients.

His photographs are featured in several paramount publications, which include Indian Design, Inside India, Temple Towns of Tamil Nadu, Chidamabaram, Elephanta, Marwar Paintings and Bombay Gothic to name just a small selection. Further, his images of India form part of the Incredible India campaign of the Dept. of Tourism, Government of India and campaigns of the Tourism Authority of Seychelles and Mauritius.

Clients

Architects

Satish Gujral

Mohit Gujral

Charles Correa

Kamal Malik

Rahul Mehrotra

Bimal Patel

Spazzio

Jitendra Mistry

Rajinder Kumar & Associates

Kapadia & Associates

Sandeep Khosla

 

Publications

Inside Outside

Interiors India

Indian Architect & Builder

Architecture+Design

Indian Design and Interiors

Jet Wings (Inflight magazine of Jet Airways)

Design Today

Better Interiors

Elle Decor

Perspectives on Architecture (London)

India Today Travel Plus

Hotels

The Taj Group of Hotels

The Leela Group of Hotels

The Mansingh Group

The Ambassador Group

The Raintree – Chennai

The Hyatt Group

The Marriott Group

The Accor Group

 

Corporate Organizations

Air India

Larsen and Tubro / ECC

Shapoorji Pallonji

ICI

Philips

Grundig

Indian Airlines

The Mauritius Govt. Tourism Organization

The Seychelles Tourism Marketing Authority

Nestle

Saint Gobain

Zil Air

Current Book Projects

Houses of Goa

Houses of Chettinad

Hampi – Stones of Civilization

India’s vanishing Wilderness (The Landscapes of India)

Unrealised Projects:

Houses of Pondicherry

Kerala Style

Tamil Nadu -The Last of the Great Civilizations

World Heritage sites of India

Published Work

With Marg Publications (Mumbai):

Living Wood – Sculptural traditions of Southern India

Temple Towns of Tamil Nadu

Victorian and Edwardian Architecture in India

From Bombay to Mumbai

Chidambaram

The Great Temple at Thanjavur

With India Book House (Mumbai):

In and Around Ajanta and Ellora

Bombay Gothic

Marwar Painting

Elephanta

Dance of the Peacock – Jewellery Traditions of India

Jewels of the Nizams

 

With Kyle Cathie (London):

Inside India – Quintessential Indian Style

With Daab (Germany):

Packaged and delivered print ready Artwork for entire book through Fusion Publishing (Stuttgart)

Indian Design

With PICTOR (Mumbai):

Architecture in India since 1990

Rambagh Palace Jaipur

Through Graf Publishing (Self):

Falaknuma Hyderabad

Rambagh Jaipur (Titan)

A Brief Chronology

1976 to 1989  

Architecture

1989 to 1990  

Apprenticed in London on Photography & imaging techniques

1991 to present   

Professional freelance photography

1998

moved base to London working as an Architectural Photographer

2001

returned to India to set up base in Chennai

2005

Established ‘graf publishing pvt. ltd.’  – An Integrated Creative Communications and Publishing Company

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