Meet Akashdeep Gajmer, the man redefining photography in Sikkim


The man behind beautiful and professional pictures of Miss Sikkim contestants since many years is photographer Akashdeep Gajmer from Gangtok, east Sikkim. Redefining the trend of professional photography in Sikkim and exploring the possibilities in regard to capturing the sights through his lenses is what Akashdeep Gajmer is ace at.

Akashdeep better known as Mr. Fotografo, a popular photographer is born and brought up in Gangtok. He completed his schooling from Campion International School, Siliguri and later studied at Delhi college of photography to sharpen his photography skills.

Miss India Supranational 2017 Peden Ongmu Namgyal.
Pic by Akashdeep Gajmer

Be it a person, a thing or a location, he believes that picture shot from a right angle always turns to be beautiful and eye soothing.

Being a learned fashion photographer, he started his career as an assistant photographer in Amazon, Delhi. Before starting up his own studio, he also worked as a freelance photographer and collaborated in various events. He also participated in various competition within and outside the state of Sikkim.


Miss India Sikkim 2018 Pramila Chettri.
Pic by: Akashdeep Gajmer

Later, after gaining much exposure and experience in the field of photography, Akashdeep established his own studio in the name ‘steal my photos’ at Development area, Gangtok. He has also been the official photographer of Miss Sikkim since 2014.

His works are very much appreciated and talked about in Sikkim. His tagline “no more selfie, Hire a photographer” has been liked, followed and appreciated by mass in state.

Some of his achivements includes Free photography basic course for primitive tribes Lepcha students for 3 months. He was also invited by the State Government as the resource person for photography at Namchi. He was also Nominated as “north east Person of the Year 2017-18” in the category of Free lance photographer. Recently won the 3rd prize at Hee Bermoik Ecotourism Festival photography competition as well .


Akashdeep Gajmer with Miss India Sikkim 2018 Pramila Chettri

In addition, he is coming up with a short movie on Atrocities Act 1989 very soon.

The passion to capture the subjects within a frame stills continues and there is lot more on the line. Like his name suggest, he is taking this journey of photography being an idol for many aspiring photographers.

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