Shayan Italia Passions
Shayan Italia Passions
Shayan attempts to travel to a new country every month in search of inspiration. Till date he’s travelled to over 75 countries and hundreds of cities. Most of the times he travels alone and take lots of incredible pictures. He tries to learn about the place and visit every historic site and museum. As he loves food, he loves to try different cuisines the world over.
Music & Movies
Music is a big part of Shayan and stems from his Mum leaving him a piano before she died. He has a standing catalogue of over 100 Class-A songs which he holds dear. Shayan loves movies. He’s been building home theatre systems since his late teens. His home in Mumbai houses a 4th generation state-of-the-art IMAX Dolby Atmos 11.2 theatre.
Shayan’s late father was a PhD in engineering, so it’s not surprising his attention to detail and his love for being at the forefront of technology. By 15, Shayan was assembling computers. By his late teens he was a regular recording with the top orchestras the world over. His household is tied into the Apple ecosystem and he always possesses the latest of technologies.
Shayan ItaliaBlue Whale Video
It simply is the greatest living creature on the planet. Silent, enormous, gentle, graceful, seeing a Blue Whale up close raced Shayan’s heart rapidly as he shot this fantastic video with his crew in Mirissa. Over 3 months of preparation went into planning this with overhead drones and hired boats, the footage of which is simply jaw-dropping. It’s very difficult for tourists to get near these amazing mammals, and so acquiring footage like this is simply priceless!
Travel Photography Highlights
Shayan Italia Philanthropy
Cancer and Multiple SclerosisA fight with no end
Philanthropy constitutes a big part of Shayan Italia’s passions. Since losing his mum to Multiple Myeloma (Cancer of the bone marrow) and his father to Multiple Sclerosis, Shayan has tireless fought to help raise money in the shadows. He says “It is my moral duty to both my parents and to people who suffer from these diseases to help out where I can. I still have miles to go before I can say my contribution is of any worth.”
Science and EducationA new paradigm
Shayan has lately shifted his philanthropic efforts towards science and education, having lived in India now for a decade. He says “There is much work that needs to be done. COVID-19 has opened up the path for people to LISTEN to the science. Many have realised, by learning of new developments they can live longer, healthier and make their lives infinitely better. Hence the birth of Shayan’s START app which launches soon.