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Ashok Dilwali
Professional Photographer

Ashok Dilwali Ashok Dilwali, aged 70 years is a Professional Photographer since 1971. He has been immersed in photography since his childhood since his father late Mr B K Dilwali owned two premier photographic studios in New Delhi i.e., Kinsey Bros (established 1905) and Simla Studios (established 1931).

After schooling from Modern School he graduated in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce and then went to join A F Ferguson & Co to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. He entered the profession in 1971 and modernized his studio specializing in Studio Portraiture, Outdoor Assignments, Colour Laboratory and allied fields of photography like printing and processing.

He then developed his hobby of trekking in the Himalayas which has made him a household name for his expertise on landscapes of the Himalayas. He has produced 23 books so far and work is in progress on the 24th publication. In all these years he has contributed to several newspapers, magazines and journals, both articles as well as photographs. His forte remains landscapes.

He is a member of India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Indian Mountaineering Foundation. He is a member of Royal Photographic Society of UK and is a Fellow of Royal Geographic Society.

He has also been exhibiting his work at various avenues and has guided many young aspirants and initiated them in this filed of landscape work. National Book Trust requested him to write a book for school and college students to acquaint them with basics of photography. The book has met with much acclaim and is titled "All About Photography".

He owns a large variety of camera equipment and is now using digital cameras of both Nikon and Canon brands.

Today he is very active and is a guide to many who wish to learn the craft and art of his field and shoots for the pure pleasure of photography.

Born :

  • 1944

Photography Experience :

  • In profession since 1971 with varied experience in all aspects of black and white and colour Photography including studio portraiture and outdoor assignments etc.

Exhibitions :

  • Has held several exhibitions at Delhi, Bombay, and Kolkata

Publications :

  • Ganga-Origin and Descent of River Eternal
  • Garhwal Himalayas;Ramparts of Heaven
  • Kumaon Himalyas
  • Andaman & Nicobar: Islands in the Sun
  • Garhwal Kumaon
  • Himachal
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Maa Vaishno Devi
  • Badri Kedar Yatra
  • Himalayas : Dawn to Dark
  • Vedas : An Essence
  • Bhagavad Gita : An Essence
  • All About Photography
  • Photographing Himalayas
  • Sayings from Vedas,Upanishads and Bhagvad Geeta
  • Incredible India: Life and Landscapes
  • Riding the Himalayas
  • Pictorial Himachal
  • Himalayas:Lens & Passion
  • Himalayas;Trees & Forests
  • Nicholas Roerich/Ashok Dilwali: Inspired by the Himalayas

Memberships :

  • India International Centre
  • India Habitat Centre
  • Indian Mountaineering Foundation
  • Royal Photographic Society
  • Royal Geographical Society

Travel experience :

  • Travel photography is the forte where much guidance can be given to travellers who want to benefit from his vast experience in this field.

Camera Equipment :

  • Has worked with Hasselblads, Mamiya 67, Linhofs in film era but now on Canon and Nikon in digital formats


  • Nanda Devi massif, Photo by Ashok Dilwali
  • One timy cloud over peak Chaukhamba, Photo by Ashok Dilwali
  • Sun trying to show up, near Khardung La, Ladakh, Photo by Ashok Dilwali
  • Two vagabonds!, Photo by Ashok Dilwali