Meet Aravinnd Singh. Yes, the extra 'n' works for him! He is an cinematographer from Chennai. He was born into a family who were into the construction business. His hatred towards Mathematics and Science during early schooling made him take up A Levels in Psychology and Sociology in higher school. A student of Visual communication from SRM University, Upon graduation he went on to specialise in filmmaking from the prestigious Whistling woods international film institute in Mumbai. There he was awarded a 6 month scholarship to further study and specialise from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.
He is passionate about rain, forest, clouds, and, to be precise, all that remains of nature and wilderness in this world today. He always had a subconscious love, longing, and appreciation for colours since a very young age.
As he grew, he understood the importance of light, how it was interlinked to the behaviour of colours, and how light's absence or presence impacted the surrounding spaces.
Eventually, he fell in love with paintings. Impressionists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt works inspired, shaped, and influenced his sensitivities and sensibilities... He never realised then that cinematography would be the closest association to everything he's been in love with all the while!
Later, cinematography turned out to be his soul's calling too.
As destiny would have it and as Paulo Coelho stated: "And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it," he was blessed with an opportunity to assist our legendary cinematographer Santosh Sivan A.S.C., I.S.C. It was a dream beginning to a very demanding passion, not profession.
When not filming, he loves to wander off on his Royal Enfield Himalayan, trek, sit quietly, and observe scenic views in absolute silence... He loves the solitude you get only on lonely hills with only the sound of the wind for company. Solitude is food for his soul.
He watches a lot of movies. Masters and new-age greats, such as Andrei Tarkovsky, Akira Kurusova, Orson Welles, Martin Scorcese, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan and Coen Brothers are his idols. Of course, he worships Roger Deakins and Conrad L. Hall, who're his cinematography inspirations.