About Me

Hi! I am Vanita and I’m glad you’re here! I’m a fine art and landscape photographer and artist. I found my passion for photography during solo travels for my previous career as an auditor. In 2020, I started this Saiyyam Arts journey full-time, right before the pandemic hit. Since then, I’ve tried to help individuals and companies create calm, joyous, productive, and energetic spaces to continue their work through these tough times. For our current offerings, please visit here.

Saiyyam is born out of my love for composition, spirituality, and inner joy! I follow my intuition and believe in finding signs of life wherever I go. Inspired by spirituality and consciousness, I immerse myself in the present moment and space to find perspectives and colors from vantage points that inspire and provoke joy. It is through the calm I find with meditation that I can compose a stare‐worthy shot. I do not edit any photograph extensively, and intentionally remain as close to the real life visual as possible.

With every project, I try to combine artistry with activism, raise awareness and resources for organizations helping children in need, or our precious environment. You can find more information in the Blog and Events.

I have traveled all over the United States, India, New Zealand, and Australia and photographed movements of water and light, often featuring some of the worldʹs famous skylines and structures.  In early 2014, I was invited to exhibit my work for the first time in northeast DC’s art district. I have since exhibited, sold, and donated my work to individual collectors and organizations in Washington, D.C, New York City, San Francisco, and Melbourne, Australia.

Artwork can transform a space and make it more conducive to its purpose. Together, let’s discover the type of space you’re craving and I can help you create it!

Vanita Rao

July 2021

ʹSaiyyamʹ (संयम) is a word in the Indian language Hindi, which means patience, control, temperance or perseverance, depending on the context.  It is also the highest form of meditation. Our mission is to create stress free spaces in this world, using Vanita’s photography, to promote well being.

Events

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