Avantika Meattle is a leading photographer across multiple genres in India for the last 20 years. As a photographer, she has worked alongside some of the top visual artists in the industry. She started her career with the Bollywood cinematographic masterpiece Asoka, after which she was the lead photographer for iconic movies like Umrao Jaan, Dostana and Saawariya.
In 2008, Avantika returned to New Delhi and started using her skills to play with light, shadows and settings to create memories for people through their important events in life. Over the last 15 years, she has covered numerous events and celebrations for a select clientele across the country and has received recognition from leading publications for the same. Avantika has focused on, and brought out the raw power of emotions and moments that make one look back fondly at some of the most important phases through their life.
As an avid traveler, Avantika has continued to capture this power of raw emotions within her landscape, city and architectural photography. Her travels across some of the most interesting parts of the world have been captured in vivid forms and are a part of her personal collection, which she has recently started work towards exhibiting. Her most recent travel was to the vibrant Ukraine in Jan 2022, just a few weeks before the country became the center of distressing carnage
Avantika sees photography as an expression of love where lights and shadows combine to bring things to life – be it people, moments, landscapes, cities or anything interesting enough to evoke an emotional connect.