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Photographing bottles can be tough. Plus when you involve artificial lighting into the equation, it can create lots of reflections that can a total pain to deal with. But photographer Ashwin Arumugam seems to have nailed it quite effectively. In fact, Ashwin in only his first year of undergraduate studies at the University of New South Wales in the land down under where he is currently studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. His grandfather was a photographer for Nikon in the 80s, and his mom is an artist. “When I’m not studying engineering mechanics and thermodynamics I’m taking photos at some of the best nightclubs in Sydney. Coming back at 4am every weekend has taken its toll on my sleeping patterns, but nothing is better than being paid to party.” states Ashwin.
“I also do a lot of freelance work, and I’ve got a photo shoot scheduled in the next couple of weeks with a band that was on the X Factor Australia. I specialise in portraiture, and am currently expanding my editorial portfolio.”
Obviously Ashwin is quite talented. And so we talked to him about how he created the photograph above.