About Me

A Photo Artist from India – Sonali Dalal

2010: The year will forever remain etched in the memory of Sonali Dalal, a year in which she started her journey as a photo artist. Suddenly she found the medium to explore the beauty all around: in people, in nature, in objects, in small thing of life.  Day by day her vision expanded and her camera became vehicle for the expression of her vision. The art of photography, she felt, was pure meditation. Though she indulges in other genres of photography, she considers abstract photo art as her preferred way of expression.


2012: She held her first solo exhibition titled “Chiaroscuro” which was a great success.  In a thoughtful departure, she exclusively exhibited  monochrome images, showing her fascination for capturing  play of light and shadow in her photographs.  Chiaroscuro

2014: She held her second solo exhibition “Point of View”, showcasing her work with European artists, narrating her point of view about the environment of an artist’s studio. This exhibition was sponsored by “Lalitkala Academy” –highest body promoting art in India. Point of View

2016: She Collaborated with a renowned British Installation Artist Lisa Milroy , where her photos became part of the installation created by the artist. In another exhibition, her work was showcased along with some of the topmost photographers of India, as a talent to watch out for.

2017: She had her first international group show “Petits Formats” at Paris. Petits Formats

She has also participated in  few other group shows.


2012: She won Gold Medal (Honourable Mention) at The 73 rd Photographic Salon of Japan for her picture “Curious”.

2015: She won her second Gold Medal (Honourable Mention) at The 76 th Photographic Salon of Japan for her picture “Smile of Opimism”.

Other achievements:

*   Her photos adorn book covers of eminent poets of India.

*  Her photos have been published in Indian as well as in international magazines including as magazine cover.

*  A World renowned Japanese fashion designer company has commissioned her work for the promotion of their brand on their website as       well as in stores.

 *  Her work was recently used as main visualisation by renowned Japanese gallery.

 *  Her works are in private collection of  art collectors in India as well as abroad.

  • Apart from photography she writes poetry and is a published poet.
  • She can be contacted at sonalisdalal@yahoo.co.in
  • Sonali belongs to Ahmedabad, city known as Manchester of India and heads a company which has close ties with textiles.

84 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello Ma’m,

    Wonderful photographs… I saw you photographs on Blogger but I find wordpress better and just tried if you’re work is on WordPress too… Glad to find you here…

    The last line above is superb… “Why I do photography? Simply because I enjoy it” That’s why your pictures are great…

    Keep posting please…

    Biren Brahmbhatt

    1. Thanks Mr. Brahmbhatt for your encouraging and appreciative comments. Till now I have been more active on Blogger and Flickr. But now I do plan to keep wordpress updated.

  2. Sonali,
    Coincidentally, a couple of days ago i was talking to a man, who is almost nuts about photography. He is about 55 years of age and obviously has seen and used a wide range of cameras and techniques. He works for the government, photography is his hobby and he pursues it very passionately, as much as his limited means allow him. Actually i met him at a hospital where he was attending to his mother, where she was admitted for treatment. Even in the Hospital, when he saw a very cute kid, he pulled out a small camera from his pocket and clicked away the child. And the results he showed me the next day, the result was brilliant.
    I asked him, what is the best camera in the market. His answer, i think was most brilliant, which i could never forget cos it applies to all facets of life. He said, of course there are great cameras available technology wise and if you can spare the money, but the best camera is your eye, if you have the eye, you can click the best photo with even a “dabba Camear”.

    And I must say you have the eye for capturing beauty in pictures.

  3. Sonali, very glad you’ve discovered the beauty in photography – I’m completely hooked too. My aim is simply to create beautiful images >>> however we are quite different in that I’ll use any software means available to produce what I can see in my head – but we’re all different and it would be a terrible thing if we weren’t – if we all had exactly the same tastes etc.

    Thank you for subscribing to me blog – I hope my comments about software haven’t put you off! FATman

    1. Hi Adrian! I am not at all put off by your views. There is nothing wrong in working with softwares,after all they are creation of one among us only. I have realised that you need intelligence to use these softwares too! In fact,I do use them, as much as I understand them. But I stop somewhere. I do create digital art (if I can use that word!) with help of these software,which is independent of my photography.You can also see them on this blog. Thanks for stopping by! Mixture of people like us make this world interesting for me.

    1. I would love too. But I am not very regular as my work commitments and my travels keep me busy. So it would be unfair to others who are participating and who tag me. Once I become regular here, I will definitely join. Thanks for inviting me. 🙂

  4. Thank you very much for the “like” on my blog! I just viewed your blog and love your photos!
    p.s. You shouldn’t call yourself an amateur photographer, you are very good at it.

  5. Hello,

    I have been enjoying your photos and I must say that I am impressed. The images are such an art!
    Thank you for spreading the joy and sending the marvels to our heart. Have a great day!:-)

    Subhan Zein

    1. Thanks a lot Shirsha for choosing me for this award. It is inspiring for me too! Do you mind if I do not accept this award at the moment? First of all I feel that I am too new to this blogging world. Apart from that due to work pressure and travelling, I am not very regular in posting as well as visiting other blogs.I really miss that. I think it will be injustice to other bloggers if I accept it. Once again thanks! Thanks a lot! Wonderful boost for my efforts no doubt about it 🙂 !

    1. Thanks for giving me an award. I am grateful to you. It is very inspiring to receive it. But ,if you do not mind,I would not like to accept it as I think first of all I do not deserve it,secondly I am not very regular with my updates or in commenting or going through other blogs,thanks to my work commitment. Once again I am sincerely grateful to you for considering me for this honour.

    1. Thanks for your appreciation! Frankly sometimes when I see highly edited but beautiful images,I do get tempted, but somehow at the end I avoid it. Good that I have never learned Photoshop! Though I love adding textures which I have been doing recently. I call them my painted photographs.

    1. Nice to meet you too! I have found so many wonderful co-passengers in my short journey through world of blogging. I love to meet new people. So happy to make one more friend.

      1. So you are doing Delhi and Rajasthan. My city Ahmedabad is around 4 hours away from Udaipur. Udaipur is my favourite city. You have chosen very hot season to travel and that too in Rajasthan! Take care.

  6. I nominated your blog for The Beautiful Blogger award! Please take a look at http://www.peacewithmylife.com and respond in accordance with the award rules. You need to list 10 facts about yourself and “nominate” another 15-20 blogs. It is a great way for the blogging community to get to know each other and for me to say how much I enjoy your blog!

    1. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award. I highly appreciate it. Inspiring though it is,I am unable to accept it,due to time constraint.I have not been visiting other blogs as regularly as I would like to,so would not like to do injustice to anyone. Once again thanks a lot.

  7. Thanks for dropping by and following my blog. You have some beautiful photos here—I especially like the abstracts. I’m looking forward to exploring more!

    1. Thank you soo much Livia for nominatng me for this award. I am really sorry about my inability to accept this award,as I am not so regular in blogging and visiting my fellow blogger’s lovely blogs. So I may do injustice. Due to work pressure,I am likely to be even more irregular for next few months. Once again heartfelt thanks to you. I admire your photography greatly,so it is doubly inspirational to be nominated by you.

      1. Don’t worry about it 🙂 I understand that you are a busy person and lack of time is a very common problem for all of us.I nominated you because I really like the way you see things and capture them in your photographs.I am deeply honored by your words and also happy that there are people that enjoy my photographs.Have a great day!

      2. Thank you so much for understanding. One day, I hope to devote more time to my passion!! Looking forward to more of your wonderful photographs 🙂 !

    1. Thanks so much for nominating me for the award. Unfortunately,I am not in a position to accept it,as I am very irregular in uploading or visiting other blogs. So it won’t be proper on my part to accept it. Thanks a lot for considering me. Thank you so much.

      1. That would be great 🙂
        Hope the organizers can do something about it. I am not sure about Delhi and Kolkatta but in Mumbai there is huge population of Gujaratis which will be instantly attracted towards something like this.

    1. Thanks a lot .but do you mind if I do not accept it? As at the moment I feel that I have a long way to go and apart from that I am not very very regular in updating and commenting.it will be unfair to accept. There are many beautiful blogs which really deserve this. Once again I appreciate your recommendation.

      1. Yes for sure, in fact even I was thinking not to accept when I was nominated but just was not as clear as you are, I am also not so regular but I appreciate your thought. Thank you once again.

  8. Dear Sonali…I am Sudeshna, an editor with Oxford University Press India and I would like to know more about the possibility of using one of your images for one of our books. It would be great if you could provide me with your email id or contact information so that we may communicate further on this.

    Many Thanks,

  9. Your photography is beautiful and i loved it very much dear
    thank you for sharing those beautiful photographs
    I stay in Mumbai India and I am also a Gujarati

      1. Yes dear very glad to meet a great photographer

        hope we stay in touch dear Sonali 🙂

        Thank you dear 🙂

      2. No no dear Sonali you are indeed a great photographer

        i loved your photography dear 🙂

        thank you 🙂

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