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The Toehold Team

Behind the famous Toehold quality is a team of accomplished professionals who are highly passionate about not only photography but also helping you excel at it. Between them they carry decades of experience in travel and imagery,
and they use it to realise your dream.

Our Team

Jayanth Sharma

Jayanth Sharma

CEO & Co-Founder. Award-winning Wildlife Photographer.
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Jayanth Sharma is renowned as a prolific producer of consistently stunning imagery – the kind that is planned in a studio and executed outdoors. Effortlessly combining natural history and fine-art elements, Jayanth brings back rarely seen perspectives from the little-visited domains and far corners of the natural world.

Harsha Narasimhamurthy

Harsha Narasimhamurthy

Photography Mentor
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His reverence for creatures of the forests marked the beginning of young Harsha Narasimhamurthy’s journeys to National Parks in South India, followed by his devotion to document his experiences as photographs. Gifted with keen attention and impressive presence of mind, Harsha is quick to make informed decisions on field. He considers photography ‘the digital form of painting’, and his work remains true to his learned truth.

Rajiv Shyamsundar

Rajiv Shyamsundar

Photography Mentor
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With a flair for eclectic photography-genres ranging from portraiture to architecture and fine-art to landscapes, young Rajiv Shyamsundar uses the camera as a palette of myriad hues. His work is distinctive and committed to pulling out that hitherto-unseen visual from the depths of his imagination to paint vivid images on a canvas of vibrant pixels, especially with his favourite genre of event photography.

Prakash Matada

Prakash Matada

Filmmaker
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A filmmaker specialising in infomercials and documentary films, Prakash Matada has worked with many international networks like RadicalMedia, BBC, Discovery, Nat Geo, Emic Films and Animal Planet on many of their landmark series. He is a well-known name in the filmmaking fraternity as his work reaches out to multidisciplinary projects and he continues to collaborate with dedicated filmmakers, artists and organizations from across India and abroad.

Jainy Kuriakose

Jainy Kuriakose

Photography Mentor
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With a relentless desire to behold the colours of every feather and enjoy the splendour of its plumage on the screen, Jainy has travelled far and wide across the Indian subcontinent and several foreign lands with the intent of photographing the rich avian life on this planet. Having photographed over 1100 birds in India alone, her lens has also painted over 50 species of Indian mammals.

Saurabh Desai

Saurabh Desai

Photography Mentor
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Finding joy in capturing humble but expressive moments of nature and sharing the same with viewers of common interest is what encouraged Saurabh to preen out of his professional career as an engineer and uplifted him to thrive as an artist. Stunned by the beauty and brilliance of wildlife, he picked up the camera to capture the splendours of wild in its raw form and enjoyed clicking different arrangements of nature’s most amazing elements with infinite possibilities in their own environment.

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Ramakrishnan Aiyaswamy

Photography Mentor

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Ramakrishnan is a Nature & Wildlife Photographer from Bangalore, India. He believes, photography is a powerful tool that evokes a sense of awareness, joy and compassion at the same time; and loves to present his images in the form of storytelling. He began his photography journey in wildlife during late 2008 and is a self-taught photographer.

Oli Haukur

Oli Haukur

Photography Mentor

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Living in Reykjavik, Iceland, Oli Haukur is known for the unique results he accomplishes in photography and design projects on landscape, architecture, advertising and wedding. While he also likes photographing people and the magic in the mundane life, Iceland looks more surreal and overwhelmingly outlandish in his landscape photos. His vibrant portfolio also reflects his passion for travel and his love for nature.

The vision of the management team is amply matched by the passion of our office staff. Proud, motivated and committed to the common goal of excellence, they help ensure we constantly fulfil our mission of being the best at what we do.

Shruthi Sharma
Shruthi Sharma
Rentals Head

Resourceful and affable, Shruthi lives and breathes rentals, while keeping the gear in shipshape and ready to light people’s lives, with tireless diligence.

Shashwat Bhat
Shashwat Bhat
Manager Photography Workshops

Shashwat ensures that our nonpareil expertise on photography reaches avid learners by deftly coordinating our photography workshops in various cities.
Pavithra Prashanth
Pavithra Prashanth
Assistant Manager
Bangalore Rentals
With a ready zeal to serve as her main tool, Pavithra makes it a breeze to zero in on your dream gear and walk away with it, and a beaming smile for free.
Aparna
Aparna VishwasRao
Customer Service Executive
Pune Rentals

Aparna’s fervour for customer service has been ceaselessly playing a vital role in the diligent running our Camera Rentals in Pune.

Mohammed Irfan Khan
Store Manager
Mumbai

Behind the quiet glory and the organised functioning of our Mumbai Gallery is Irfan’s uncompromising dedication and perseverance.

Mamatha K.
Customer Service Executive
Bangalore Rentals

With her experience in the customer service industry, Mamatha ensures smooth coordination of our Camera Rental services in Bengaluru.

Mary
Mary Lobo
Customer Service Executive
Mumbai

Mary’s adherence to perfection serves as the essential element in our unimpaired customer services execution in Mumbai.

H. J. Vinayak
Accounts Executive

With a keen mind for numbers and experience in making accurate sense of them, Vinayak helps us maintain our accounts with an inflexible precision.

Soumya Hegde
Soumya Hegde
Accounts Assistant
A budding enthusiast of accountancy, Soumya plays the vital role of adding more diligence in making and maintaining financial reports with utmost flair and zeal.
K. M. Ashok
K.M. Ashok
Senior Logistics Executive
Bangalore Rentals
Known to be as punctual as an atomic clock, Ashok delivers equipment – and joy – to your doorstep with the reliability of a Toyota and the élan of an Aston.

Join the Team

At Toehold quality and innovation are the lifeblood of everything we do, so we welcome young and dynamic professionals who are meritorious and passionate about excellence and service. In lieu we offer a work environment that is open, involving, creatively satisfying and immense fun! Review our open positions and apply for a suitable one if you don’t want to leave your heart behind when you go to work every day!