Shivani Self-portrait

About SHIVSPIX

Some people call it a camera, but to me, it’s the closest thing to a time machine we’ve ever invented.

Some people call it a camera, but to me it’s the closest thing to a time machine we’ve ever invented.

Imagine, a device that lets you stop a moment in time. 

You can’t change time or turn it back, but with a camera you can make time stand still, capture a moment and revisit it forever.

It’s that amazement and awe that keeps me reaching for my camera(s).

More than that, this magical device has allowed me to see places, meet people, make friends, and go on journeys I could have never imagined, from the ghettos of Mumbai India to the Olympics in Beijing.

And while the places impressed me, it’s the stories that stay with me. The faces and emotions and life-altering barely perceptible moments. And the fear that it might all have been forgotten had it not been photographed is what drives me. 

This website is an extension of that. It’s a collection of memories and stories and moments.

I’ve often thought it would be a shame to have all these memories and stories tucked away gathering dust in a corner on some external hard drive, and worse yet, how sad it would be to have all  these amazing stories be forgotten when my memory goes. 

For some of you this site will be like going down memory lane, and for others it will be an eye-opening look at what training for the Olympics actually looks like. 

For all of you I hope it’s a reminder that life is a strung together collection of moment’s lived at a shutter speed of 1/500s of a second. 

Here is my collection. 

Welcome to SHIVSPIX.

The Longest Odds Inside the Olympic Journey

The Longest Odds

Go behind the scenes of the Olympic Journey with The Longest Odds, a photo-documentary that goes inside the Beijing and London Olympic journey of the US Olympic rowing team. 

This book illustrates what you do not see on television – it’s a raw look at what athletes go through during their years-long journeys much before anything appears on television.

The Longest Odds allows us to see those highs and lows, the conflicts, joy, exhaustion, elation, fear – and most of all, the bonds of friendship being indelibly forged.

Introducing Roving Cosmos

Dear friends, I’m excited to share my latest adventure. With Covid-19 and the lockdown keeping me homebound, I realised I was going to need to find a new way to satisfy my need for epic adventures and people trying to achieve big goals. 

I traded my camera for a paint brush, and spent the better part of 2020 learning how to draw. And by the end of the year, Roving Cosmos was born.

Come join me on a new adventure as we go exploring the world beyond earth, following NASA and SpaceX, as we go reaching for the moon, Mars and the stars (all without leaving home)! 

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