Meet Cimmaron Singh, a wedding photographer by chance, whose work has now been published in magazines like Vogue and CNNgo
Cimmaron Singh wears many hats — theatre artiste, teacher, journalist, product designer and as recently as 2007, photographer. A chance look at photographs taken by her, resulted in her first assignment when she didn’t even own a camera. “I just figured it out as I went along — equipment, technique, et al. I haven’t taken a photography course. I don’t think photography is something you sit down and learn. A lot of it is just instinct,” she says.
Subsequent assignments brought in recognition from media like CNNgo, Vogue, UK’s Asiana and Singapore’s Straits Times and since then, Singh and her camera have been busy bees. “Candid photography is old news now,” says Singh, who was the only photographer present for the reception of Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in 2012. Her documentary style of photography initially did ruffle some feathers — people were not used to having a photographer follow their every move. “Some of them are still conscious. But I find it helps to communicate with the couple before the wedding. That way, they become comfortable and don’t mind having me around their personal space. After that, I am like a fly on the wall,” she laughs.
Though she divides her time between Delhi and Singapore, Singh’s photography takes her across the world. “From the US to Rajasthan to remote islands in South East Asia,” she shares. “Each of these locations is as unique a backdrop as the weddings that took place there.” When she’s not shooting weddings, Singh’s camera is busy doing portraiture and Singh also specialises in fashion photography when it’s not wedding season.
— Janane Venkatraman