Behind the lens with Harsha Sipani : Elevating ordinary products to art

Behind the lens with Harsha Sipani : Elevating ordinary products to art

Showcase is an effort by 58Miles to bring beautiful journeys of some of the amazing photographers of India & aboard . You will read about their journey , techniques , style and can see the outcome of their art in stunning frames. We asked them some questions to deep dive in to space and here we are....

Introducing 58Miles showcase photographer Harsha Sipani from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 

Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you got started in photography?

I've always been captivated by the power of images to tell stories and evoke emotions. My journey into photography began as a passion for capturing everyday moments, which gradually transitioned into a professional career. I focus on product photography, offering unique behind-the-scenes insights and practical tips for those interested in creating compelling images with accessible equipment.


 What inspires your photography, and how do you choose your subjects or themes?

Inspiration for my photography comes from the everyday functionality and design of products. I choose subjects that highlight the beauty and utility in the mundane, aiming to transform ordinary items into visually appealing art. My themes often revolve around the simplicity and texture of products, focusing on how light and shadow play across different materials.


What has been your most memorable photography project or shoot, or any inspiring story around it, and why?

One of my most memorable projects involved a comprehensive shoot for a client’s new product line. The challenge of capturing the essence and functionality of each item, under varying light conditions and setups, was exhilarating. The successful execution of this project not only satisfied the client but also significantly boosted my portfolio and led to more high-profile assignments.


What is your photography kit ? or we would say, what is in your camera bag?

My camera bag is always prepared for a diverse range of projects. It typically includes a Nikon Mirrorless Z5, a variety of lenses (such as a 50mm prime lens, a 24-70mm zoom lens, a 85mm prime lens and a macro lens for detailed shots), a portable lighting setup, reflectors, and various filters. These tools are essential for adapting to different shooting conditions and subjects.


What advice would you give to photographers who are just starting out and looking to make a name for themselves?

To photographers just starting out, my advice is to focus on building a unique style and voice. Experiment with different subjects and techniques, and don’t shy away from using simple equipment. Networking is crucial—connect with other photographers, attend workshops, and share your work online and in local exhibitions. Most importantly, be persistent and patient; recognition and success in photography take time and dedication.


You can also find  Harsha Sipani on : 

Instagram : harshasipani