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musivv.com’s digital magazine dedicated to honoring the men and women behind the stars.

february 2021

Love what you do. Success will follow.

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all images are supplied and owned by @roshancool. use without permission is prohibited.

ROSHAN
COOL

Click. Play. Repeat.

Music photography has been around for centuries and the desire to immortalize a band's performance goes farther in time. But with the increasing number of so-called facile photographers aided with the convenience technology offers the challenge to stand out becomes manifold. As with most things, a lot of work and talent goes on behind the scenes, unseen by the public eye — hidden behind the lens. With projects for Dubai-based artists under his belt, self-declared 'Cool', music photographer/videographer Roshan has taken the challenge to be out of sight — and is living the life and living up to his moniker. musivv spoke to "the man of few words" Roshan Cool for an interview.

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First of all, thank you for gracing us with your time. How are you doing?

Hi, it's my pleasure to be part of this session. I am doing great, thank you for asking. I hope you also doing great. How has the current global situation changed your life? It's was a bit tough time during the Covid-19 pandemic as you know no events or outdoor activities happened during the period. I was just at home with my family. It's was pure family time. However, now the situation has been changed and busy with my projects.

How has the current global situation changed your life?

It's was a bit tough time during the Covid-19 pandemic as you know no events or outdoor activities happened during the period. I was just at home with my family. It was pure family time. However, now the situation has been changed and busy with my projects.

What's your distinct style in photography? Your signature style.

Shooting with bare hands, without using any gimbal.

Did you study photography or was it a hobby that turned into a profession?

I never studied [in school] anything related to photography before I get to know what photography is. It initially started as a hobby that I made as my profession.

It was pure family time.

Cool!

Tell us about yourself. What got you into music photography/videography?

I had a friend Priyankara and he is a professional photographer. Whenever I get free time He uses to take me for his shooting spots. And I started to love the profession and I am here today.

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What was the biggest challenge you faced in pursuing a photography and videography career?

The techniques, in the beginning, I didn't have the proper equipment order to execute or deliver a quality product.

What is the most unforgettable memory doing what you do?

The mafia project. Check it out here

Who is your photography idol?

Hikmat

Love what you do

Among the biggest names in the music industry, who do you want to have a photography session with, or do their music video?

Post Malone and Wiz Khalifa

Tell us about your current project Run. How did that happen?

Well, I am a member of a hip-hop music band called 'KaliyugaWendar', RUN was our team project.

What can you advise aspiring music photographers?

Love what you do. Success will follow.