Hari Adivarekar is a self-trained photographer, inspired at a young age by experimenting with his father’s analog Minolta camera. He has been an active photographer for the last ten years, with a portfolio that is both wide in range and comprehensive in depth. His areas of specialization include: Journalistic Reportage, Travel, Landscape, Music, Dance, Abstract, Weddings, and Development and Corporate projects.
During this decade he has also worn the hats of radio jockey, web editor, content manager, writer, reporter, print editor and musician His work has been published in leading Indian publications and he has been commissioned by organizations such as Greenpeace, The Biocon Foundation, The Kabir Project and Jaanagraha for special projects.
Development and journalistic work form a large portion of Hari’s work, and he has documented issues such as the effects of hydroelectric projects in rural Karnataka and Sikkim, Gay Rights movements, the Occupy movement in the US and similar ones in India, and protests for statehood in Northeast India, among many other stories.
Live music photography is a personal passion and specialty, and Hari has photographed over a 150 concerts (and counting) with diverse musical legends such as Aerosmith, Beyonce, Iron Maiden, Black Eyed Peas, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Zakir Hussain, and Herbie Hancock, to name a few.
He has had three solo exhibits of his work in Bangalore. Hari won three honourable mentions in the categories of Portraits, Nature and Architecture in the prestigious 2012 Lucie Awards. Hari is a constant student of photography and believes that the more still you are within, the more you see.
His works can be seen at www.adivarekar.in