A Story Of Determination And Knowledge About One’s Art | Tauseef S

Insights about fashion photography and Ad film industry by Patna’s own photography enthusiast and budding ad filmmaker Tauseef S!

The 27 years old fashion photographer and a budding ad-film maker from Patna, Tauseef S  had no option but to pave his ways to Mumbai in 2009 to earn his living after things went sour in his family when he was just 20.

Tauseef who lost his father when he was just seven, continued his education till class 12th and then moved to Mumbai to work in a call centre and slowly make a way in advertising film industry.

Tauseef always wanted to be an ad-film maker but things were not that easy, and this rough path towards ad-film industry paved his way towards fashion photography.

In a candid talk with Patnabeats, Tauseef shares insights about fashion photography, his studio Blushing Bride and his ad-film career.

First step in the industry:

“2009 was a recession phase; people were being curtailed from the industry. Hence, it was quite difficult to get a job in the industry at that time, still I continued my struggles and it did finally pay off when I met Afzal Khan ,” shared Tauseef.

Afzal worked as a Tv serial producer and he was the one who introduced Tauseef to photographers like Praveen Talan, Zahir Abbas and other.

Tauseef initially started assisting these big names as an assistant photographer in 2010, and it was from there that he gained interest in photography, and the colors, lighting, framing, profiling of the photography world charmed him.

He continued doing the photography stuff to stay in business and to build contacts and links in the industry. Then finally in 2011, Tauseef’s efforts paid off and he got to work as an assistant in Saif Ali Khan’s Lays Chips ad.

That was the stepping-stone of Tauseef’s ad-film journey; thereafter he has worked with names like Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salmaan Khan, Akshay Kumar in ads like Oreo, Pepsi and others.

Tauseef  shot an ad film for a private luxury hotel in Patna during its launch.

Tauseef has also been part of movies like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Runningshadi.com and Piku.
Recently, he also did a photo-shoot with Bollywood actor, Parineeti Chopra.

About Blushing Bride:

Blushing brides is Tauseef’s own brainchild, a small photography house, usually into wedding photography as the name suggests. The concept for blushing bride struck Tauseef towards the end of 2012, after a fashion photographer’s wife in Mumbai offered him to shoot a wedding.

“I was quite skeptic initially about the idea of shooting a wedding. I always thought I would never shoot a wedding, but then due to some obligations I couldn’t refuse the offer and it happened,” said Tauseef.

During that wedding shoot, Tauseef realized that it is the subject, which makes photography interesting, lively and fun. In addition, it was Tauseef’s first candid photo-shoot as a photographer.

“A photographer only needs to focus on getting good shots, no matter what the subject is, as long as I am getting shots that satiate my skills and speaks volume for my work, I am happy,” clarified Tauseef.

Tauseef enjoyed that shoot and wanted something similar to that to take place in Patna, and hence Blushing Bride happened in 2013.


Tauseef on fashion photography in Patna:

People here do not understand fashion photography; there is no scope of fashion photography here in the near future, as the people who claim to be photographer do not have their basic concepts clear. All that they focus on is framing, the other basis elements like co-ordinating the subject’s attire, its look with the location and lighting is somewhat missing here, explained Tauseef.

In order to inculcate the culture of fashion photography here, first the photographers here need to understand the different genres of photography, only then they will understand how different is fashion photography and what it takes.

Personal life:

Tauseef was born to late Mohammed Shakir and Shirin Talat in 1989 in Patna. He did his schooling from Don Bosco High School, Patna and later moved to continue his studies at Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, but had to leave it midway and come back home due to personal problems. He then continued his education till 12th and moved towards his dream plan.

Future Plans:

Tauseef who keeps on shuffling his time and life between Mumbai and Patna, never wants to leave Patna, his roots.

“Definitely I want to enter the industry and make a name there but I want to keep Patna always with me. I now wish to do it by making Blushing-bride as big as I can. I want blushing bride to be functional always, there are chances that I might cut myself from professional photography in the coming five-six years but blushing bride will always be there,” shares Tauseef.

Tauseef added that Blushing Bride is taken care by his younger brother Sameer Azim, 23, and his cousin Kafi Hasan, who reside in Patna itself.

You can check his  wedding works and fashion and other works by clicking Below:
1: Wedding works
2: Fashion and others

Find few more of his clicks below:

You Can also watch his latest pre-wedding film below:

Article By Shivani Sinha