Currently working on a short documentary on the Rohingya refugee community in Chicago. Please visit https://rccchicago.org for more information on the Rohingya people and their plight. If possible, please donate to the culture center to help this beautiful community.
Photography is not just passion of mine, it is an obsession - an obsession with light and composition. My interest in photography was born out of necessity. From a young age, the camera was a key into the lives of people I was different from and has allowed to me to gain access to communities I normally would not be a part of. As a growing photojournalist and portrait photographer, I shoot to capture the stories of my community and the essence of those individuals around me.
My degree in psychology helps me to grow close with individuals and earn their trust, and allows me to be hyper vigilant of the social environment in which I work.
Studying photojournalism and advertising photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology has helped me become proficient in portraiture, on location lighting, and visual story telling. (2016-2019)
For the past seven years, I have run my own photography business focused on portraiture, lifestyle, and wedding photography. Running a business has taught me financial responsibility, business ethics, and how to professionally interact with all sorts of clients.
I am a born Muslim and my roots are from South Asia. I am personally invested in seeing that regions throughout the Muslim world, especially South Asia, reach some form of stability. My goal is to focus on intimate stories and issues related to these regions. My career goals are to work as a conflict correspondent, or with an NGO, balanced with being an editorial portrait photographer.