We had the good fortune of connecting with Zeel Sangoi and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Zeel, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
From an early age I knew I wanted to do something the creative field. I know I wanted to become an artist. photography was something that just happen so naturally to me. through art I feel like I can express my self better, weather its through dance, music, writing, painting or photography.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started out as a nature/ wildlife photographer. During the start of my photography journey I did couple of big events in collage and then went to pursue my BFA in photography from California collage of the art and my MFA from New York Film Academy.I feel like I did face a lot of challenged from the start of my career. there have been times where I felt stuck and I often reach out to my professor and my father during those time. for me I have found out that I just need to keep shooting and coming up with new concepts that help me overcomes all the issue I face. I feel like the lesson I learned is to never limit yourself to one kind of art. I have done not only photography but also graphic design that help me come up with new concept ideas and help me execute it creatively. currently my brands is moving towards documenting film sets, portraiture and travel.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Im originally from Mumbai, currently living in Burbank. Since I have been currently working a lot around film sets I would recommend Griffith observatory during the night to see the beautiful city of los angels light up from the top. a tour of wanner brother studio to see everything that goes in to create the movie magic that the audience see in the theatre.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My grand father and father deserve the credit for my photography. They both are photography and have been a huge influence on my to pursue my art. I have seen their work through out my life and its also something that keeps me going through my creative blocks. They pushed me to fulfil my artist career.

Website: https://www.zeelsangoi.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zeels_studio/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zeel-sangoi-070066103/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8GBi-aTEY11eZBWzxmklow

Image Credits
Zeel Sangoi

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