Saturday, November 25, 2017

India's Next Top Model: Pole Dance Shoot with Pushkaraj S Shirke

Aakansha Corda

Aakriti Singh

Eva Aario

Parina Chopra

Riya Subodh

Sabita Karki

Shweta Raj

Summer Jacobs

Tanishq Sharma

All Images are Copyrighted Property of Pushkaraj S Shirke Licenced to MTV India for the Telecast of INTM SEASON 3 Produced by FACE MEDIA.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Travel and Shoot Experiment

I love Photography. I love Travel. And after a lot of tinkering with ideas, with help from my friend Kristen Glass, i decided to experiment with Travel Shoots. So will be scheduling 4 such shoots this year.

How does it work?
I announce a date and location, people pre-book for the trip, we travel to a location together, we explore the place and we shoot in those exotic locales.

How is it a win win for all?
1. I charge lower on travel shoots than I generally do for shoots - so models/people get shoots at a lower rate.
2. Since we travel as a group, the travel expenses get shared and thus travel becomes much more affordable.
3. Models get images at locations that studios just cannot provide and people get artistic memories of epic trips that will last forever.

Well this is just an experiment as of now.
depending on the response i get to my travel shoots, i will make it a permanent feature - otherwise i'm always happy travelling solo anyday :)

These are a few pics of a Travel Shoot Collaboration I did with the gorgeous Kristen Glass from Denver, Colorado in Rajasthan. India. ( more on my instagram account: )

All copyrights reserved. Pushkaraj S Shirke 2017.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017


I'm blogging after eons today. I used to blog earlier as a vent to my feelings. Then i started blogging for brands and marketing. Somewhere in that process, I lost the purpose of my blog. It used to be something like an open diary. And then it just became a pile of words and images. soaking myself through the rain that almost drowned mumbai somehow reminded me of what i used to blog for and i decided to give it another shot.

Rains have that effect on me. Super torrential rains especially. I love getting soaked in the rain. This time around, when mumbai shut down in the flood, i was happily walking through the flood, to pick up my stranded girlfriend. I ate vadapavs on the way from the bustling little gaadis that had become beacons of warmth and solace for people struggling through the waist high waters just beyond the bridge. I clicked pictures of whatever caught my fancy when i could manage. And i stopped on bus stops to check and process them.

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I found myself smiling at random strangers. A few smiled back. The few that enjoyed the rains like i do maybe. Walking by ganpati pandals i found myself shouting "ganpati bappa!!" to which i was treated to a grand chorus of "moryaaa!" by the people around the mandap. BTW, thats the soulcry of mumbai right there. If you ever want to rev up a crowd in mumbai, those are the secret words to chant.

I missed my waterproof earphones this time around. But maybe thats good, coz once i have music on, i can find myself trekking for miles without realising it. Much like the nights where i have trekked over 8-9 kms through the city just because there was good music in my ears and the enchanting sights of life that the city throws back at me from time to time.
After picking up my girlfriend i ended up crashing at my best-friends house - which reminds me of the family i have created for myself. We are always there for each other - even though there are no blood bonds between us. and thats precious. How many people ever get the chance to build their own families? I see myself as lucky to have been able to get that opportunity and such people in life.

This downpour that almost drowned mumbai brought back to life so much of me. So much of what i had almost forgotten about myself. So many of the things i love to do.

The rain is no more. the streets are dry again and so am i. But I guess, i'm going to soak in those realizations for a bit longer. There's not hurry.
And maybe, i will be blogging for myself again.

 - Pushkaraj S Shirke

Friday, January 6, 2017

This Student Adidas commercial is what sports advertising should be

It sometimes take a visionary student to teach the pros what brilliance is. 
This student film is what an Adidas commercial should be.
But I bet the people at the top of the company and its agency are too busy taking commissions and kickbacks from directors and production houses to actually realise this. 

This little piece, speaks to the soul of an athlete. Touches the heart of all humans. 
And is not run on celeb bullshit.  

This, is brilliance. 

And this is exactly what especially sports and fitness advertising is missing today. 

#trueadvertising #fitness #sport #heart #sculpted 

A Compilation of My Fitness Photography Work

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