Shantonobho’s first tryst with photography was through the viewfinder of his father’s Olympus camera. Since then, he had the ambition and desire to explore the field of photography more intimately.
He completed his B. Com, specializing in accountancy, after which, he moved to Bombay and continued to fuel his passion for Photography by joining the National Institute of Photography in the midst of his day job. A real turning point in Shantonobho’s life was when he decided to join the printing department of one of the world’s largest cruise liners. As he travelled the world and observed the sights and sounds of different cultures, people and places, an epiphany had occurred and he decided that capturing moments and memories is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
Thus, he joined Light & Life Academy and graduated under the mentorship of Iqbal Mohamed.
There on, he decided to launch his own commercial photography career and went on to win two silver awards at Spikes Asia and ABBY Awards and one nomination at Cannes. Now located in Mumbai, Shantonobho specializes in Portraiture and Industrial Photography. That said, his passion is and has always been Landscape photography.
He strongly believes in giving back to the next generation of rising photographers and hence is a regular visiting faculty at Light & Life Academy. He is also a mentor at LLAOnline, helping scores of serious hobbyists take their photography to greater heights.
As any creative soul, Shantonobho fuels his passion and inspiration for the arts by indulging in something that he had loved since childhood, Food. Since a very early age, he recollects that he had always loved helping his mom in the kitchen. Today, he has taken his love for food to the next level. He owns a restaurant with a friend and a custom cake shop with his wife Neeta!
Shantonobho believes that having two distinct jobs and interests really helps him widen his creative horizons. One job helps inspire the other and vice versa. Besides, why wouldn’t you want to do the two things you love the most in the world, especially when it has to do with Photography and Food !