Imagine the conversation around the dinner table at the Vadukul home. Lights, lenses, f/stops, cameras, fashion trends, the next trip to Milan, perhaps? I love it when I stumble over a desi photographer who has done well. But a pair of them with the same last name? What are the odds?
Max and Nitin Vadukul have captured the American imagination when it comes to fashion and editorial work. Max has shot for Rolling Stone, Vogue, Armani Exchange and ID, while his younger brother Nitin’s portraits of hip-hop’s who’s who is simply staggering.
“Max Vadukul was born Manoj Kumar in Kenya in 1961 to Indian parents. In 1969 his family immigrated to Britain, where they settled in a “hideous” London suburb. He ran away from home at sixteen.”
In fact, they were both born in Kenya. Nitin appears to have lived in Paris before training his sights on New York City where his brother also lives.