Omkar’s love for photography started way back as a child intrigued by his father’s SLR camera. He went on to attend the one-year Certificate course in Photography from the prestigious Fergusson College Pune, along with a Masters in Science (Media & Communication Studies) (Spl. Video Production) from the Department of Media & Communication Studies, SPPU thus, opening the gateway of cinema. Post his Masters, he went on to secure a Three Year specialization in Film Cinematography from the KR Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts, Kottayam, Kerala.
Omkar has been an integral part of several award-winning shorts like The Broken Window (2015), Haakey (2015), Mariam (2017), Prakriya (2018), and short documentaries like The Land by the Sea (2019), Trimit (2015) which he wrote & directed.
Apart from academic projects, he has been freelancing as a cinematographer on projects like the ‘Smart Bus Stop’ Infomercial (Sahakarnagar Pune), on walk-through videos for Tulsi Developers, ARV Imperia, etc. and on a TVC for a local food brand called Saras Papad. Born into the house of an Indian miniature painting artist, it didn’t take him long to identify the Ashta Nayika paintings, a key aspect in the traditional Indian art form as his area of interest for the final year dissertation project, which was published on the website of the Indian Society of Cinematographers.