Vinayak Das was born in Calcutta, and according to his biography is completely self taught as a photographer. He specializes in documentary and people photography. He particularly enjoys honing his current skills in working with natural light and subjects of social and cultural interest.
His biography also tells us that he is currently working on a project called 'Bangalore Markets'( A look at the traditional heritage market places in Bangalore). Yakshagana ( A look at Karnataka's traditional Folk Art Form ) and Reflections of Life are two of his new projects that will be ready in this year. He is a contributor to Visage, one of India's leading stock photography agencies. Vinayak has been involved closely with several TV shows in India. He also writes for The Economic Times, The Times of India, The Statesman and The Telegraph.
For this One Shot feature, I chose Vinayak's image of a Yakshagana dancer in his stunning costume and make-up. Yakshagana is a traditional theater form combining dance, music, spoken word, costume-makeup, and stage technique with a distinct style and form, performed in India's Karnataka state.
For more of his skilled imagery of the Yakshagana and other projects: