Thilak’s love for photography and art began as a little boy. His parents, who gave him an Instamatic Kodak camera on his 12th birthday, inspired his career path. This talented young man found an outlet through photography to express his artistic imaginations.
At the age of 17 he won the prestigious school award “Artist of the Year” in 1974. After graduating from high school, Thilak qualified from the “ Amarasekera School of Art”. To his “Guru” the renowned “Gate Mudaliyar A.C.G. S Amarasekera”, Thilak was better known as a “Master of Water Colours”, but showed affinity to painting with oil on canvas as well.
Joining Independent News Papers Ltd in Sri Lanka as a cartoonist at first, he eventually turned towards photojournalism which paved the way into what was to become his true calling.
Finally graduating from International Catholic Organization for Cinema (OCIC) in movie making and film productions, he successfully forged a career as an internationally recognized professional photographer that has spanned over two decades, where he has applied his artistic leanings in a professional capacity.
Thilak then went on to work internationally as a freelance commercial and fashion photographer. In 1980 he founded “THISEN FOTO” a leading boutique photography agency that specialised in corporate and private photography.
Not giving up on his gift for painting Thilak has exhibited his artwork internationally during this time in many countries. As an artist and photographer Thilak goes in to detail beyond ones imaginings. He loves to mix colours freely with light and shades. This combined passion of art
and photography has afforded Thilak the opportunity to explore the concept of ‘capturing the invisible’, a theme that pervades his works. He believes that his professional background as a photographer helps a great deal as an artist.
Apart from photography and art, he was also a co-founder and the Managing Director of Senevens International Ltd (now known as Echo Quest Ltd), which is a product development company in Western Australia. There he contributed his extensive business management acumen, as well as his visual designs, photography, graphics and packaging skills to make the business a success.
His passion for art, design and fashion made him not only a popular fashion and commercial photographer, but also a successful wedding photographer within a very short period of time in Sri Lanka and Australia. Thilak’s experience in different ceremonies and traditions in the field of wedding photography was an added advantage to his success. He has acted in an advisory capacity in many local and international projects of visual, radio and television media.
His vision is to see his photographs and paintings grace the walls of homes, offices, hotels, hospitals, museums or any public place where he could inspire the world under his signature “Thilak Sen”.
“Seeing colours can do wonders to human life. I want to be a part of making human life colourful. And this is my goal and my desire in displaying my photographs and paintings. I believe in a colourful world”
– Thilak Sen
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