Satheesh is the CEO of India Food Exports, one of the premier manufacturers and exporters of cashew kernels from India. The company is also an OEM supplier to multinationals .
He trained as an Engineer (Electronics).. As far back as he remembers, he has always had an abiding love of photography. He began experimenting with a box camera - a present his parents received on their wedding! From vacation photographs to a serious study of fishes in his backyard pond has been a journey of transition to great proficiency and skill. The true worth of his work was discovered by Antonia Manta, an Italian Hasselblad photographer and instructor who invited him to set up his first solo exhibition “A Fish Pond Story”, in Italy. Images from his ‘A Day in Falkland Street’ were selected for the Hasselblad Bulletin.
Water and waterscapes with its interplay and expressions of light have always inspired Satheesh. He has constantly investigated the ability of light and shade to expand the concept of space.
His first solo exhibition 'Glimpses' at the Durbar Hall, Kochi in April, 2016 received an excellent response. He was consequently invited to display his works under the auspices of the Annual Soorya Arts Festival at the Lalitha Kala Academy Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram in Dec 2016.
Inspiration: Henri Cartier Bresson, Annie Liebovitz, Ansel Adams, Yusuf Karsh, Rankin, Martin Parr, Mark Adamus, Art Wolfe, Joe Cornish, Raghu Rai...
International Photo Awards (IPA ) 2020: 2nd Place Award and 17 Honorable Mentions.
International Photo Awards (IPA ) 2021: Two Honorable Mentions
#9 World Ranking 2022 at One Eyeland
One Eyeland World's Top 10 Fine Art Photographers 2022 : World Rank #3: India Rank #1: Gold Awards-2, Bronze Awards-15, Finalists- 13
One Eyeland Photography Awards 2021: 5 Bronze and 10 Finalist Awards
Architecture Photography Masterprize (APMP) 2021: One Best of Best, Two Category Winners and 5 Honorable Mentions
Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) 2022: One Honorable Mention
Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) 2021: One Honorable Mention
Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) 2020: Three Bronze Awards and One Honorable Mention.
Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) 2021: One Bronze, 2 Honorable Mentions and 5 Official Selections
Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) 2020: One Gold and 2 Honorable Mentions.
Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2021: One Gold, One Silver, Two Bronze and Three Honorable Mentions.
Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 2021/2022:6 Nominations
Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 2020/2021: 3rd Place Award and 14 Nominations.
The Epson Pano Awards 2020: One Silver and three Bronze Awards