About Us

Welcome to Solaris Multimedia Solutions Pvt. Ltd., the young and innovative organization which brings to you Solaris Images, your daily source for news, assignment photographers, high quality features, stock imagery, archival and creative images. The agency’s primary aim is to provide its registered subscribers with day-to-day quality images, ensure best possible professional service to the global media as well as be an outlet for photographers in India.

Browse our site www.solarisimages.com to learn more about our services and our photographers, and to see interesting, colorful and unique photo features covering a wide spectrum of subjects. Whether topical or timeless, these features are a tribute to the passion and skills of our photographers as they capture news-related stories. Registered users can also use our advanced search function to find the visually striking images they need.

Our main strength in this very competitive business is the reputation of our photographers who follow high standards of professionalism. Our clients know us as an agency with 100% reliability, honesty, punctuality, ahead on technology, honor, and that we always uphold our end of every bargain. All of this permits us to furnish photographic services on demand and/or single pictures with personalized tariff for any type of use.

SHERWIN CRASTO:

A top-ranked photojournalist for the last 26 years, Sherwin Crasto has worked with Associated Press, Reuters, The Independent, The Indian Post, and DNA and is now the brain behind SOLARIS IMAGES.

From the killing fields of Afghanistan to the earthquake in Gujarat, from the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts to the cyclones in Orissa, from war-torn Jaffna to the Kargil war, from the international cricket matches to the world beauty pageants, there is scarcely anything that has been not captured by his lenses.

Sherwin walked away with the Gold trophy at the 2006 China International Press Photo Competition (CHIPP). Besides a Commonwealth photography award, he also has several other awards including the 2009 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon best picture award.

MANOJ PATIL:

A thorough professional in the field of news photography, Manoj Patil with his vast experience with major Mumbai dailies such as The Indian Express Group (Senior Photographer), DNA (Chief Photographer) and Hindustan Times (Photo Editor), is one of the key professionals with Solaris Images.

The ICC Cricket World Cup, CWG 2010, ICC Champions Trophy, IPL, World Badminton Championship, Mumbai terror attack, tsunami ravaged Tamil Nadu, Gujarat Earthquake, are some of the national and international events covered by Patil.

Manoj has been nominated for several national and international awards, of which he has won the IFRRA Gold international award 2009, MFI Press Photo contest 2011, Indian Press Photography Award 2002, to mention a few.

www.manojpatil.photoshelter.com

VIPIN PAWAR:

A passion for photography saw Vipin Pawar, the young Stock Broker at the Bombay Stock Exchange, switch over to a new role that of a professional Photo Journalist. Armed now with 8 years experience after working with celebrity newspaper Bombay Times and then as Senior Photographer of DNA, Vipin is now Solaris Images' top ranked Sports specialist.

The Hockey World Cup 2010, CWG 2010, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, ICC Champions Trophy 2006, World Super Badminton Series 2009, Mumbai train blasts, Pune terror attack, Mumbai terror attacks, are a few of the several events/assignments covered by the ever daring Pawar.

The Ramnath Goenka Photographer of the Year 2006 award saw Vipin walk away with the coveted trophy. He also received the Indian Sports Photographer award 2007 from SJFI.

www.vipinpawar.photoshelter.com

RAMESH NAIR:

With the hands of an experienced magician, darkroom assistant Ramesh Nair was constantly adding quality to images shot by news photographers and cleaning up their images. Thanks to their mistakes Ramesh quickly learnt the tricks of the trade and thus was born a news photographer who quickly rose to the ranks of the professionals. Ramesh now heads the quality control core team of SOLARIS IMAGES bringing with him 20 years of rich experience after having worked with Eve's Weekly, Indian Express and DNA where he was the Chief Photographer.

An expert at profiles of top businessmen, Ramesh also specializes in sports, features and off-beat images. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Gujarat earthquake, Mumbai terror attacks, Cricket World Cup of 1996, Miss World pageant 1996 in Bangalore, profiles of top businessmen, are some of the assignments that Ramesh takes pride to talk about.

The following awards reflect the quality of his work: Indian sports photographer of the year 2006 by Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI); Ramnath Goenka Indian Press Photo Award (Sports Category), Mumbai Marathon 2007 3rd prize; Mumbai Press Club Award (Mumbai Moments)

A. SRINIVAS:

A general surveyor by profession that was most unbearing, led Srinivas to follow his childhood passion for photography. Rejections came in plenty and then came the break that he longed for, that of a Trainee Photographer at the Indian Express. His images spoke their way along the years with the company promoting him to head of department. Srinivas has brought his rich 22 years experience to SOLARIS IMAGES where he plans to enlighten budding photographers in the finer points of photography.

Srinivas likes to be known best for his documentary work on malnutrition cases, farmer suicides, tribal marriages, and feature on eunuchs. A specialist of the Kumbh mela, he has also covered the 1991/92 Mumbai riots and the 1993 serial bomb blasts.

Awarded best photographer four times in a row by the Mumbai Press Club's Mumbai Moments

Srinivas headed the team that conducted the Ramnath Goenka Press Photographer of the year awards.