Thanks to friend and fellow photographer Kalpesh Lathigra in the UK, a few days back I came to know of Suki Dhanda‘s beautiful photography. Suki is a London-based photographer who often contributes to The Observer.
The web site isn’t terribly intuitive (my only carp); the navigation arrows are in subdued grey melting into a white background and Suki’s email and other information is buried somewhere inside her portfolio. Once you hit the site, however, you will have to click on Suki’s name and then go from there.
I love her portraits. Regardless of her use of soft window light or strobes, you can at once tell her subjects trust her completely. They are so much at ease, making it sometimes appear that they do not even know that she is there. This comes out of a sense of respect for the photographer. Given Suki’s long list of clients and documentary photography experiences, I can tell she has earned it.