The fashion industry. This glamorous world is not only diversified, but it constantly encourages young talents to showcase their versatilities. Photography, which has always been a trending industry, is now an integral part of the fashion globe and has helped it to evolve drastically due to the extraordinary skills of few experts. One such name in this charismatic world is Kay Sukumar.
“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”
Kay Sukumar, the renowned fashion photographer has proven this quotation successfully as he establishes himself amongst the global pageant photographers with his outstanding work. He is currently a prominent name in the chapters of fashion/beauty photographer and he is predominantly based in London, Paris, and Sydney. Recently he has commenced a new work set up in Mumbai too.
With his innovative style, innate photographic sense, passion, and dedication towards his work, he has become the heart of innumerable international magazines such as Verve, Vogue, Harpers’ Bazaar, Schon, and many more.
But this young photographer had never planned to rope in the world of cameras. Instead, he started his professional life as a bartender in a busy country club. The magic began with Sukumar’s fascination towards the shots of an event photographer in the same club, leading him to seek admission in a photographic course.
After completing a few assignments, there was no looking back for him. Watching the work of various experienced beauty and fashion photographers were always his hobby as he used to observe them keenly after renting a space for himself at Glow, where his practice sessions began. The immense patience and dedication towards his work robbed him of the job at Verve Portraits, the famous fashion magazine.
From being the only inexperienced one in the photography course to becoming the favorite man behind the lens for topmost models, Kay Sukumar has come a long way in his success journey and still, has not stopped learning. According to him, photography is more a meditation than a mere job. He loves to study the objects he captures and is inspired by their minute details such as clothing, lightings, color, and materials. He then tries to incorporate those elements in his shoots in different subtle ways, creating such magical snaps.
The Work of Kay Sukumar:
Kay Sukumar’s love for photography has led him to travel to various countries and learn about their cultures. His greatest gift towards the beauty/fashion world is his unique technique of capturing images. His shots tend to give the portraits a natural, refined and appealing look which is definitely a treat to the eyes of fashion lovers. This capability has won him eminent global clients such as ASOS, Debenhams, IMG models, etc.
Recently he got a chance to be the shutterbug of Jess from Cycle 9 of Australia’s Next Top Model. His latest collaboration has been with the online clothing brand named Koovs.com and also with the celebrity designer Natasha Dalal Label.
Besides his love for photography, he has also tried his hands in creative direction for films.
Within a short span of time, Kay Sukumar has made the industry proud by his immense contribution to the fashion photographic world, both in national and international fields. With many new projects waiting for his magical touch, Kay always proves his words of “For me, beauty lies in the imperfections for life”, thus making every object more beautiful with his lens.
Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.
A Few Things to Check Before Hiring an Electrician
Hiring an Electrician
Many homeowners attempt to do home improvement projects themselves, and the results are often disappointing. However, trying to handle electrical work independently can lead to costly errors and injuries. Discover a few things to check before hiring an electrician to get the job done right and stay within the budget.
When looking for an electrician, the first thing to consider is whether they are properly trained. The electricians should attend a vocational school or other recognized institute to learn how to perform the work correctly. Discuss the training process to find the right team for the job.
Comparing electricians includes reviewing their relevant experience performing similar work. Homeowners should discuss the project scope with potential electricians and determine whether they have experience in that area. Also, ask for recommendations and referrals from previous satisfied customers.
Once homeowners have a list of prospects, check online reviews to narrow down the possibilities based on customer experiences. Often, people discover more about an electrician or other service providers by reading reviews and talking to others. Also, discuss referrals with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and families to determine which services handled the work most efficiently.
Licensed and Insured
Verify your state’s requirement for license and insurance and then ensure the electrician is compliant to protect your most valuable asset. It is often tempting to hire an unlicensed or uninsured electrician to cut costs, but that often adds up to spending more money in the long run. Plus, you could be liable if an accident or injury occurs on your premises, adding even more to the costs.
Verify Credentials and Permits
The first step to verifying an electrician’s expertise is to inquire about licenses and insurance. The next step is to verify these credentials and permits to ensure they are valid and current. A quality electrician will immediately provide documentation for customers to verify.
Talk to Several Electricians
After comparing reviews and verifying credentials, consult with several electricians to find the right one for the project. While all of them might be qualified for the job, homeowners should find an electrician that understands their vision and wants to work with them every step of the way. Take notes during the interviews to review and determine the best candidate for the job.
While qualifications are crucial to getting the job done correctly, homeowners must also stay within their budget to avoid financial stress associated with unexpected surprises. An electrician should provide a precise estimate and include everything to be done to complete the project for homeowners to plan for payment. The goal is to find a qualified electrician that provides all the services needed for the most competitive price.
Look for Outstanding Customer Service
Finally, it helps to work with electricians dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and that stand behind their work. Inquire about warranties and other guarantees to verify the project will be completed according to specifications. Then choose the electrician who communicates clearly and makes you feel comfortable about their skills.
Hiring an electrician is often critical to getting the job done right and avoiding additional costs related to injuries and errors. Use this checklist to find a qualified electrician that provides outstanding service within your budget.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]