Friday, June 12, 2015

-Great Masters- Breathing Life into his Creations : Rakesh Syal

-Great Masters-
Breathing Life into his Creations
Rakesh Syal

Rakesh Syal, an ace lensman has inner instinct for dimensions, textures, light and expressions. Born and brought up in Ludhiana, he is among the most talented photographers of his country. An artist by instinct he picked up his camera in 1975. Deeply fascinated by the world of photography he never looked back and made a mark in the field of portraiture, still life, product, industrial, fashion, food, interiors and wedding photography. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away …that’s what Syal does …., a maestro who breathes life into his work, making it truly breathtaking. His works are remarkable for their technical and formal mastery. Still life by Rakesh Syal is class apart. His compositions carry a signature style of his own and are from the genesis of an idea. A challenge to creativity and technical skills, Rakesh Syal’s portraits are magical. With enigmatic backdrops he creates the best of formal and informal portraits inside and outside his studio. Nothing succeeds like success and for this artist success is a journey, not a destination. With over 35 years of experience to combine with his exceptional skills Rakesh is very passionate about his work. His immense talent makes whatever he does highly recognizable and his charismatic power to turn the ordinary into extraordinary!

He has to his credit some 3500 acceptances & more than 900 prestigious awards in National & International photographic competitions. FELLOWSHIP honour by India International Photographic Council (2007), AIFACS award by All India Fine Art & Craft Society, New Delhi (1994) and the ARTIST of Federation Internationale del Art Photographique (AFIAP) Honour, Barcelona, SPAIN (1994) are some of the prestigious laurels that Mr. Syal possesses. From year 1991 to 1998, Federation of Indian Photography & India International Photographic Council, placed him at Number One Position in top ten Exhibitors.  He has achieved the “Platinum Exhibitor Award” by IIPC (1998). He has been a Faculty in reputed photography workshops and conferences conducted by IIPC & FIP. He has been jury member in many National & International Competitions of art photography.

--Dr. Pankaj Sharma


  1. Excellent pictures by Rakesh ji. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Rakesh Syal is an exemplary photographer and I am fortunate to have viewed his remarkable images since early 1990 when he was exhibiting his images in Shutterbugs National Salon (Government College of Pharmacy, Bangalore) - Mohammed Arfan Asif

  3. Marvelous pieces of fine art.
    Jigyasa Rathi-Delhi

  4. Dear Dr Pankaj,

    It's great to see the works of my colleague Rakesh, Punjab-daa
    -Puttar (Son of Punjab) on this blog. I call him Vadday-Veerji, (means Elder brother ). In fact, he was of my era, a bit senior in age. We used to religiously participate in 80's n 90's Photography Salons.
    Rakesh is truly talented and having tremendous Artistic
    Potential. He has mastered Still Life & Portraiture work with studio lights. I have always loved his work & have high regards for him and for his great work. I met him twice, in person, in Delhi & Chennai during IIPC Workshops in 90's.
    My Thanks n Congrats for lovely illustration on Rakesh ji.

    Virendra Singh-Jamshedpur

  5. simply superb !!!!!!
    Nirmal Singh

  6. Thanks for all the hard work. Appreciate the brushes, which are very well done. Keep up the good work.

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