WORBURN, MA—Meet Deepa Jacob and Jaison Jose. She has a distinct style of photography that is vibrant, emotionally captivating and artistically skilled. Jaison Jose is director of photography/producer. And this year, they’re the official photographers for the 2022 New England Choice Awards.
This year’s NECA award recipients are: Madhu Sudan, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Indira Viswanathan Peterson, a leading scholar of Sanskrit, Tamil literature and South Indian cultural history and performing arts; Aman Narang, president and co-founder of Toast Inc., which empowers restaurants of all sizes and has a market capitalization of $11 billion; Seshi Sompuram, president of Shishu Bharati, which teaches Indian languages and culture to around 900 students each year; Dr. Nagagopal Venna, MD, Chief, Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital; Shriya Srinivasan, postdoctoral fellow at MIT, incoming assistant professor at Harvard University, Forbes 30 Under 30 and biomedical engineer; and India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB), one of the oldest nonprofit community organizations in the United States.
These luminaries and shining stars will be honored at a gala in full dress at the Hilton Woburn hotel in Woburn. The annual gala, which is presented by INE MultiMedia in conjunction with the INDIA New England News, will also honor biopharmaceutical leader, entrepreneur, medical educator and CEO of Visterra, Dr. Brian Pereira, with the 2022 award for all of his accomplishments.
Ms. Jacob will chronicle these winners and the gala through her photographs and Cocoon Media.
Cocoon Media is a media and production company founded in 2019 by photographer/director/producer Ms. Jacob and cinematographer/producer Jaison Jose. Cocoon Media specializes in the creation and production of short films, music videos, commercials and lifestyle videos. The company has a group of creatives who work behind the scenes and one thing they all have in common is that they are incredibly passionate about photography and filmmaking.
Cocoon Media offers holistic options to clients and helps them create new media assets to leverage online reach. Whether visualizing an artistic concept or documenting a milestone event, Cocoon media supports its clients in all phases of production. From conceptualizing and writing stories to storyboarding, they work with clients to create a message that works for their brand; to capture the images that tell the personal story. Additionally, the company provides creative direction, scriptwriting, film production, voiceover and custom music and has worked with numerous clients in the Boston area.
Ms. Jacob is a photographer residing in Nashua, NH with her husband Arun Alex and two children Miriam and Matthew. Although she focuses on lifestyle and fashion photography, she finds great pleasure in personal art projects. Born and raised in Kerala, India, most of her photos celebrate her ethnicity. His visual pieces have been featured in various magazine covers, editorials and campaigns including Times of India and Vogue India. Ms Jacob was honored in 2018 as one of the nominees for the India New England News Women of the Year award.
Mr. Jose is the co-founder and creative partner of Cocoon Media. His passion for visual media was instilled in him by his father, a nationally award-winning documentary filmmaker and social activist. In his early years, Jose learned 35mm film photography and experimented with his father’s SLR cameras. Later in his life he picked up where he left off and got up to speed with digital photography. He started with landscapes/street photos and created “Jaisfotos”. Creating compelling and engaging visuals is his passion, and Jaison has worked with various artists, professional singers, dancers, Bollywood cinematographers and music directors. Jose resides in Shrewsbury, MA with his wife Kalpana Choudhary and twins Ashvin and Aditya.
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