This week, Wodrob had a wonderful opportunity to have a quick look into fashion photographer Karan Nevatia‘s wardrobe. Karan believes inspiration can come from varied sources, as long as you want to get inspired. In a candid chat, Karan shares his take on fashion, photography & style.
W – What excites you about Fashion Photography?
KN: Fashion Photography for me is about presenting an image with a lot of creativity. It has the ability to take you to places and push you to explore new avenues that are exciting. While many times, I try new things in creating and to draw inspiration from various sources, there are also times when I feel that the best way to create something is to do it the classic way.
Images: Courtesy Karan Nevatia
WM: What according to you is a flaw in fashion photography?
KN: That’s a tough one! I think many times just doing it as a job for money makes people lose their spark & creativity. I also feel the industry sometimes takes itself too seriously, which I feel is not needed.
WM: What is your style philosophy?
KN: I always seek comfort, prefer simple colours & clean designs. But most importantly my clothes should be well -fitted.
WM: What is your go-to shoot wear?
KN: I usually wear something comfortable like shorts & a t shirt. This is mainly because, to get a good shot photographers tend get into funny angles & positions. I also like wearing cargo pants for outdoor shoots. The extra pockets make it easier for me to keep everything handy.
WM: Do you have any style icon?
KN: Not really! I choose what I like & fits me well.
WM: Do you have a favourite brand? Why?
KN: I wear what is comfortable. Basically, I like something that looks good on me & fits me well. I am not a brand loyalist.
WM: Any favourite color?
KN: You will find lot of reds & blues in my wardrobe.
WM: Who according to you is the best dressed celebrity?
KN: I really like Sonam Kapoor. I feel she is pretty much to the point, and also experimental! In men I like Farhan Akhtar. He always wears well-fitted clothes & has a good body that pulls off everything perfectly! Internationally, I find Blake Lively’s style exemplary. I am fond of classics & for me she pulls them off just right.
WM: Since you are fond of classics, what would be your choice of shirt & trousers?
KN: If it is during the day – I like light coloured, or white cotton shirt. For evenings, I prefer darker shades like indigo, dark maroon, or black.
I like dark blue trousers or dark tint jeans.
WM: Any favourite shopping hotspot?
KN: Well, I am not a big time shopper. But i love Bangkok as it has everything I need & it is cheap. In Mumbai, I prefer shopping from Phoenix Mills, Palladium & Colaba.
WM: Any must haves for a wardrobe?
KN: For men, one must always have a white shirt & blue jeans along with classic shoes like oxfords or sneakers in their wardrobe. For women, black dress, nude flats, summer dresses are must haves.