Mukul Soman is a Seattle based multifaceted artist. He has earned a double master's in fine art & computer science from the Academy of Art University San Francisco & Bangalore University respectively. Mukul is an internationally published photographer. His work has been published in the National Geographic Society's online publications and a number of international publications like The Hindu, The Daily Mirror, The Telegraph and The Huffington Post. Mukul has also photographed for a number of commercial clients in the Bay Area and in Washington State. He is also one of the key photographers at www.somanmateophotography.com, which he co-founded along with his wife Mary Dee. He believes that photographers are story-tellers & problem solvers rolled into one, and that is what motivates him to pick up the camera and give it his very best. He strives to work on commercial and documentary projects that fascinate him and pushes his curiosity & creativity. He is a complete team player and loves to collaborate.
Mukul’s background in photography, digital art & computer science, has allowed him to quickly cut a career path into the top tier of the video game industry too. He has been working with top studios within the visual effects & video game industry for over 5 years and has been part of world class teams that have done unprecedented digital art work for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 4 consoles and for PC. He has worked on titles like Halo 4, Halo 5, Forza Motorsport 5, Shadow of War and is currently the staff lighting artist at Wargaming Seattle where he sets the mood and tone for video game environments using is well developed eye for photography, lighting and atmospheric elements, while also working with the tech art team to develop new lighting technology for the studio.
Video Game Titles
Forza Motorsport 5
Shadow of War
Published by National Geographic Society.
Published in The Huffington Post.
Published in The Daily Mirror International.
Published in "The Hindu" Daily, India.
Published in Better Photography Magazine.
Winner - Washington Trails Association Photo contest 2014, wildlife category.
Won photo of the month twice at Epson Fotoflock.
Considered for Photo of the Year 2010, at Epson Fotoflock.
Published in Snap Pixel magazine as photographer of the month, January 2010.
Published in the annual publication, "Best student photographs of 2010" by Photographers forum magazine.