“To photograph a face is to photograph the soul behind it. Photography is truth.”
Driven by a strong passion and an incessant desire to capture the soul behind every moment, Dharma Photofilm specialises in capturing priceless candid wedding memories, stunning portraitures, joy-filled family portraits, formal hi-profile corporate pictures, and bespoke images for media publications.
Brainchild of ace photographer Dharmendra K Kanani, Dharma Photofilm is a reflection of Kanani’s artistic abilities and a prolific photography career that spans over three decades. Kanani’s fervour for photography dates back to circa 1986, and ever since, he has been telling beautiful and evocative visual stories through his photographs printed in various renowned publications.
As a freelance photographer, Kanani has contributed to prominent newspapers like Navbharat Times, Saamna,Midday, Mumbai Samachar, Indian Express, Janmabhoomi, Times Group among others. Kanani was also the in-house photographer for VJM Media Publication for over ten years where he conceptualized and executed several photoshoots for Hi Blitz Magazine and Cine Blitz Magazine. Kanani has also done still photography for the national project — Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara, a project produced by filmmaker Kailash Surendranath.
With rich academic qualifications from prestigious institutions like Sir J.J. Institution of Applied Art, L.S.Raheja School of Art, Shari Academy, Film & Television of India (FTII), Vikshi Institute of Media Studies and certifications in fine arts, photography, digital cinematography and film editing — Kanani brings a unique combination of art and realism to the photographs he captures, making each image a masterpiece in its own right.
An expert in portrait photography and capturing the essence of human emotions, Kanani has photographed several celebrities, business tycoons, sports personalities, and eminent artistes till date.
Among the long list of prominent personalities that Kanani has captured through his impeccable lens are Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Sivamani, Mukesh Ambani, Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay Mallya, A. R. Rahman, Shahid Kapoor, Talvin Singh, Farah Khan Ali, Shaina NC, Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, AamirKhan, Saina Nehwal, Milind Deora to name a few.
For Kanani, photography is everything and when not on a work assignment, one will often find this shutterbug indulged in artistic street photography where he is attempting to capture the effervescent beauty of human emotions with his camera.
Dharma Photofilm is an extension of Kanani’s creative interest and he aims to not just document events but encapsulate them into beautiful memories which can be cherished for years to come. Kanani’s approach is to capture real, raw, authentic, happy times of your life with his distinctive candid style photography and create mesmerizing images of you and your loved ones.
Dharma Photofilm ensures unmatched customer service and all the projects are flawlessly executed keeping in mind all the client needs and requirements.