I used to think I was just weird. Growing up in a mixed race household, exposed to a plethora of cultures through my Indian father, a foreign students' college counselor, introduced to reading and classical music by my Californian Irish mother, attending enrichment programs for theatre, fine arts, and technology during my summer holidays, I didn't exactly have the American pie, baseball, and video games childhood that most of my peers had. In addition to heroes like David Robinson and the Ninja Turtles, I grew up admiring the greats like VanGogh, Tchaikovsky, Robert Frost, Rembrandt, and Carl Orff.
Yet, it was this distinct recipe of ingredients that began to mold, influence, and shape my artistic vision. I've always been the type of person who has to have things just so - and I've developed a keen and distinct eye for the aesthetic. Now, sometimes this puts me at odds with popular culture, I'd much rather go see a Dutch Golden Age portraiture exhibit than hang out in a pro-team's locker room, but in developing as both a photographer and an artist, I realize that I am weird for and with a purpose.
Sixteen years ago, when I picked up my first 35mm camera in high school, and even earlier back in the days of 110 film, my friends & family became my models, and it got to be that I had my camera with me everywhere I went. Flash forward to the present, photography is an aspect of my life from photographing teaching photography and film media, learning and working with photographers from all over the DFW area, and photographing my sweet puppy, Aubrey.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, I moved to the North Texas area to attend UNT, getting my BA in English and my MA in Linguistics (the study of languages), and began my career as an educator.
As one of the assistant organizers of the North Texas Photography Club, and love to share my passions for teaching and photography with its members. I have a major love for traveling around the world from Mumbai (Bombay), India, to Peru, to a month-long odyssey through Europe, stopping at such incredibly photograph-inspiring places as Paris, Provence, Nice, London, Florence, Venice, Sicily, and Rome.
I am very excited to establish my business based on the guiding principle of Proverbs 16:3, Commit to the Lord your works, and your plans will be established.
Kiran photography creates images with impact that tell a meaningful story about a moment - helping people share how they see themselves.
Kiran Photography specializes in high quality printed work in the following areas: