Fujifilm India appoints Tarun Khiwal as new brand ambassador
Fujifilm India Private Limited, a pioneer in imaging technologies has announced Mr. Tarun Khiwal, one of India’s leading fashion photographers, as their brand ambassador for promoting its Medium Format GFX range of mirrorless cameras. As part of this strategic partnership, Fujifilm India will roll out various brand-building initiatives with Tarun Khiwal for its GFX range of cameras and lenses. This new relationship will help Fujifilm to further enhance its positioning in the camera industry, and also amplify the awareness and excitement around the X and GFX range of mirrorless cameras.
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Mr. Khiwal is one of the most renowned names in the Indian fashion photography industry. Recognized and featured internationally, his experimental style and finesse have transformed fashion photography in India, giving it a global edge while also ushering in a new era of exploration. His unmatched visual style stems from his Indian roots, and transcends them to speak a contemporary language. Instead of following Western trends and masters, he has crafted his own rare style by drawing inspiration from his personal treasure of memories and experiences.
Known for associating with stalwarts of the photography community, Fujifilm has been working with eccentric artists on numerous projects. Popular for seizing the moments through his lenses, Mr. Khiwal comes with over 31 years of work experience in the field of photography. He has been awarded the 2005, "Fashion Photographer of the Year Award" at the Lycra MTV Style Award in 2004 and Kingfisher Fashion Photographer of the Year. He has also been awarded the “Photographer of the Year” award by Asian Photography in 2005 and 2015. He has been featured in Tom Ang’s book ‘The Complete Photographer’ as one of the world's Top 20 Professional Photographers. In 2015, he was part of “The Reflected Eye” a narrative photo exhibition by Totem Creative’s held in New York alongside international pioneers from the Photography fraternity - Rankin, Ralph Gibson, Douglas Kirkland, Alexi Lubomirski, Platon and many more. He was also listed among the top 10 fashion photographers in the world by Model management in the same year. His work has been extensively published in national and international magazines, including Time, Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Tank, Elle, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, Condé Nast Traveller. He has also created images of numerous personalities including international artists, sports personalities, corporate and political leaders.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Koji Wada, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd, said, “We are excited to on-board Mr. Tarun Khiwal, onto our platform of X and GFX photographers as an ambassador. A brand himself, Mr. Khiwal has time and again showcased his creativity through his projects. This new relationship will not only help Fujifilm further boost it’s positioning in the industry but also amplify the awareness and excitement around the X series range of mirrorless cameras. We are really excited to have him as the face of the Fujifilm X and GFX Series and are looking forward to a wonderful journey of adventure, aesthetics and inspiration.”
Adding to the announcement, Mr. Arun Babu, General Manager Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices Division, Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd, said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Tarun Khiwal as our ambassador for our X and GFX range of Mirrorless cameras. His success and personality in the industry makes him align perfectly with Fujifilm. This new relationship will not only help Fujifilm further enhance its positioning in the camera industry but also amplify the awareness and excitement around the GFX series range of mirrorless cameras. Our cameras are designed with years of experience, knowledge, and research into a mirrorless large format camera that redefines the boundaries and limitations of how photographers and filmmakers creatively express themselves.”
Sharing his excitement on collaborating with Fujifilm India, Mr.Tarun Khiwal added, “I am thrilled to be associated with Fujifilm and looking forward to capturing and experiencing the cutting-edge technology that the brand offers. This association will provide me with an opportunity to engage with the camera enthusiasts and reveal the power of innovative technology through Fujifilm’s range of GFX series cameras. With mirrorless technologies increasingly dominating the world of photography, I believe, Fujifilm offers the finest medium format mirrorless cameras that help photographers realize their truest vision.”