Arun Hegden


I’m a native of Kerala, the most southern state in India. From a young age, I’ve always had a fascination for art. I lost touch with my inner artist on the path from painting animals as a child to becoming an aerospace engineer. I discovered my lost soul in the camera, but as the adage goes, “You can’t find what was never lost.” It all began with my camera phone, which changed the way I see the world. I began using light to paint my vision and received praise and encouragement. Later in 2012, I made the decision to advance with the digital camera. I started looking into and revealing the underlying beauty of curves, lines, shapes, and various emotions through my lens.

Over the course of a year, my curiosity took me to numerous locations around the world. I made many friends, biked through nature, took more than 500000 pictures, and realised I wasn’t cut out for a regular job. I quit my job to pursue my passion and find my light.


Is to explore the unexplored and present it through my lens in front of the world.


To inspire people to do things that give happiness, to experience, to travel and want to share my stories and build something better in the world. I found my ikigai in photography. I am excited to meet you. Are you?

Arun Hegden p Photographer

My Style & Achievements

I shoot portraits, fashion, landscapes, nightscapes, festivals, creative portraits, boudoir, travel and wedding photography. My style is finding visual harmony to create connection with the audience using elements of photography such as lines, shapes, curves, colors, patterns, emotions etc. My works has been chosen for various exhibitions including CWC, Owl Tree, Andaz Agra, NFT Liverpool, The Prologue, Utopian Dystopia etc to name a few.

And online publications like NATGeo traveler, outlook traveler, Sonyalphain, StreetphotographyIndia etc. and print publications such as Deccan Herald, Deccan Chronicle, The Indian Express, Via Kochi Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. I have won awards including best of sigma 2019 photograph, Sony Alpha community low light winner 2019, Top 100 in 35 awards to name a few.

My style
My style
My style

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