My work focuses on using emerging photographic techniques and digital manipulation to create painterly environments. High Dynamic Range photography allows me to capture details not visible to the naked eye. By digitally manipulating these hyper-realistic visuals, I create surreal worlds with self-contained narratives. Although my body of work spans the globe, Atlanta’s mix of classical, modernist and postmodernist architecture helps me imagine life in the past, as well as create stories of a speculative future.
Bhargava Chiluveru is an Atlanta-based artist and creative director working at the vanguard of digitally manipulated fine art photography. Born in Hyderabad, India, in 1985, Chiluveru emigrated to the United States at the age of 13. His work has been displayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, in #weloveatl mobile galleries, and on the front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In 2015 he was co-recipient of Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Fine Art Photographer and Best Wedding Photographer. In 2016, he was again voted best Fine Art Photographer.
His debut solo exhibition, A Surreal World, took place November 14th, 2015 in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Featuring more that fifty artworks created during his global travels, the one-night-only exhibition emphasized his unique photographs of Atlanta as well as his collaborations with other local artists. In August 2016, with the help of his agency, Chil Creative, and fellow artists he founded fourofour.co.