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Old 14th January 2013, 21:36   #1
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Thumbs up Young Indian Photographer strikes it large at Top Gear Middle East!

Not many times in my life have I been baffled by sheer talent, and when it comes from someone I know, it doubles the awe.

Not so long ago I came across this chap, Arun M Nair's name when he did a photo shoot of my friend's bike.

I've been told he's good, but I kept my reservations until I saw the output, and boy was I in for a shocker!

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I've never seen such brilliant automotive photography from an upstart.

Later, on couple of casual chats, I advised him to start a photography page (clichéd, I know) to gain some recognition. But he was adamant that that such pages are way too common and he's not ready to belittle his work adding it to the Facebook junk.

I guess his perseverance bore fruit eventually when he received an invite from the biggest name in the automotive world, Top Gear!

He is now part of Top Gear Middle East and is working with the team in Dubai.

Being in his early 20s, I believe this is just the first stepping stone to becoming the next big thing.

Some of his work from TG ME.

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OT: Not sure if this is the right section for this post. I guess it won't fit in Shifting Gears as it is Int'l news. Please move it found irrelevant here.
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Old 14th January 2013, 21:47   #2
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Simply awesome! No wonder he got an invite from TG, the superbike shots are worthy of international standards. Good job!
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Superb shots!!

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But he was adamant that that such pages are way too common and he's not ready to belittle his work adding it to the Facebook junk.
That's it. I am taking down all my photos from my facebook and flickr accounts and sending them to NatGeo.

Oh who am i kidding
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Saying the above pictures are wallpaper material would be demeaning his work especially pictures of Infiniti JX Mud-trail and the one with Dubai skyline in the background.

And his attitude towards facebook junk. Hilarious and true
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Good work on display here by arun m nair. He definitely has a bright future in automotive photography.

All these photos are really awesome. His dedication and passion for photography stands out.
All the very best to Arun.
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A really talented photographer.

His dedication and hardwork can be seen through these images.

Wishing him all the best for the future.
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Arun's digital artistry, nay, wizardry, is phenomenal to see!
May he have a long and powerful innings with TG and others who appreciate his work!
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astonishing work. TG is known for their Photography and Arun Nair being there must mean that his talent is well recognized. I'm sure this is just the beginning and there is lots to see from him.
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Not so long ago I came across this chap, Arun M Nair's name when he did a photo shoot of my friend's bike.
Astonishing, the shots of those superbikes are par excellence. I am amazed by the talent he has got at this age. He is sure to go places and I am not surprised that TopGear recognized his work.

Thanks to you for bringing this to the knowledge of all of us here at Team-BHP. This thread is a visual delight for us automotive fans.
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He is now part of Top Gear Middle East and is working with the team in Dubai.
What a dream job to have this is! Hats off to Arun and his skills!
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Wonderful photography and an even greater achievement to be on the Topgear Team. Being in Dubai, he will also get to interact with a lot of the big names in the auto world. Wishing Arun the very best for a bright future.
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Wow simply Awesome photography, I do go clicking around town, & from the quality of pictures posted I am thrilled at the amount of effort , planning & dedication that goes with it.These photos if available in high quality will be a treasure to watch. Good luck Arun, hope to bump into you some day.
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Bentley Mulsanne shoot Arun did for Drive Arabia
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All I can say is jaw dropping Pictures. So happy to see Indian talent getting recognised and getting oppurtunity to work at the big stage.

Kudos to his hard work too.. My best wishes too him...


Just a slight OT:
I am new to photography and Photoshop. Just what kind of tools and effects are used in these pictures. Just a small summary so that I could search on internet "How to use" those tools and effects. Photoshop is such a big ocean to me that I absolutely get lost even at where to start.

Or if somebody can suggest some tutorial of photoshop only from photography perspective, that would be really helpful.

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Heavy post processing, which is kinda the order of the day now.
Natural talent is apparent, though. Plenty of flickrs who've shot similar stuff.
Hope he gets far.
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Great pictures. Real artistry starts after the photo has been clicked.
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