As a youngster, Dattu would ofter spend his time staring at strangers. This didn't sit well with his mother, who found the behaviour rude. And so he'd also spend a lot of his time being punished. The years flew by. Dattu, now a teenager, he found himself unable to tear his eyes away from strangers. Desperation set in. Torn between the activity he loved and the motherly approval he longed to have, Dattu didn't know what to do. But fate intervened.
One sunny day he was asked to take a family photograph. And as he peered through the lens of the camera, the epiphany struck: PHOTOGRAPHY. Yes, he had finally found a socially acceptable way to channel his insatiable curiosity for people. And if that wasn't enough, he later found he could make a career out of it. The only thing that puzzles him is why the hell he didn't think of it earlier.
Nowadays, Dattu photographs just about anyone with a story to tell. And, wouldn't you know, he's turned out to be pretty darn good at it. He has won many awards, which are listed below, and his clients are certainly happy with his career choice. As for his mother, well, she's just happy he's no longer staring at strangers. At least, not in front of her.
He went to York University and earned a degree in Psychology, minoring in Theology. He then went on to Ryerson University and earned a degree in Photography. He is now also an instructor to students at Humber College teaching photography
Awards: 2017- Top 200 Photographers - OneEyeland 2016 - Winner in Multiple Categories - BW Spider Awards 2015 - American Photography Annual - Winner 2014 - American Photography Annual - Winner 2012 - American Photography - Annual - Winner 2011 - American Photography- Merit 2010 - PDN Photography Annual 2010 - Communication Arts - Photography Annual 2010 - Applied Arts - Photography Annual 2009 - Applied Arts - Advertising Annual 2009 - Communication Arts: Photography Annual 2009 - Applied Arts: Photography Annual 2008 - Alt Awards - Gold 2008 - PDN Photo Annual 2008 - Communication Arts Annual 2007 - PDN - Digital Awards - First Prize - Advertising 2007 - CanadaCannes National Advertising Awards 2007 - Applied Arts - Photography Annual 2006 - London International Awards 2006 - Graphis Magazine - Photography Annual 2005 - Applied Arts Public Service/Charity Advertising 2005 New York Festivals - International Advertising Award 2005 Marketing Magazine - Multiple Awards Gold, Silver, Bronze 2000 London International Awards