“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera”
– Dorothea Lange
Hi! I’m Kanika (Kan), a photographer based in London. I’m also a finance geek, a mother, a foodie, a feminist, a wannabe dancer and an adventure seeker aspiring to travel to all parts of the globe.
I have lived and worked in India, USA, Singapore and Hong Kong, before moving to the UK. A part of me lives still lives in these places… and a part of each, lives in me.
From flying upside down in an aircraft, abseiling down a 20-storey building, running off a cliff clinging to a hang glider, to jumping out of an aeroplane strapped to a stranger - I have been in some scary situations. However, my scariest and most life-defining experience was the journey of trying to become a parent. Let’s just say - it was long, it wasn’t straightforward, and it nearly broke me.
It was during this phase that my tryst with photography began in earnest. I learned (re-learned?) the importance of perspective – behind the camera, of course, but also in life. Photography saved me.
Since then, my greatest creative inspiration comes from capturing the splendour in the simplicity. The everyday joys that remind you that ordinary LIFE is extraordinary.
Whether it is in the rippled reflections of pavement puddles, or the twinkle in the eye of a child frolicking in a fountain…There are moments of magic everywhere.
And being able to preserve them, is priceless.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever. It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
- Aaron Sisikind
After several years into the adventure, I am still at a loss of words to describe the magnitude of the blessing that parenthood has been for us.
I want to preserve all the lovely little details of childhood – the lashes, the fingers, the favourite toys and the expressions (oh my, those expressions!).
And I have realized that I also want to freeze forever, those moments where we are feeling all those feelings – the love, the connection, the pride, the contentment, the gratitude, the joy (oh my, the joy!).
I want to be able to go back in time and re-live those moments.
It is this aesthetic, which I bring to my family photography.
My aim is to capture the unscripted moments where the real magic happens. To preserve the authentic emotions and create meaningful memories that you and your children would treasure forever.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, do get in touch.
I work in finance and investing, and currently undertake a limited number of assignments in family and commercial lifestyle photography as passion projects.
I can’t think of any other investment which you could make, that would give you the same returns as a great family photo could!