Pakistan is a gorgeous country with mesmerizing natural beauty, breathtaking skylines and diverse inspirational cultures. This gives photographers, artists and painters a broad spectrum to be inspired every step of the way. Like every industry, the creative industry needed some shred of attention from the government to sprout and grow. Despite the lack of infrastructure and assistance, local photographer of Pakistan have taken the responsibility to show the myriad colors of our beautiful Pakistan to the world.
Be it fashion photography, landscape photography, portraits, food photography or random clips capturing the scenic beauty of Pakistan, these local photographer of Pakistan have captured the essence of our beloved country and served it to the world to see, praise and enjoy it. Here are the top 5 photographers who are doing an amazing job in capturing the true spirit of Pakistan.
Faraz Iqbal – A magnetic twist to basic photography
A well-known name in the fashion industry for the high profile fashion shoots he has done. He is known and adored in the film industry for his breath taking work as a Director of Photography in Lamha, starring Mohib Mirza and Amina Sheikh. Lamha also bagged two awards at the New York Film Festival and was a recipient of tons of international acclimation and praise. Faraz Iqbal has perfected his techniques from the very basics. In an era where there are multiple soft-wares available to fix errors, enhance pictures and edit them to suit your need, his approach to relying on his own capability for the perfect click is refreshing. These were few reason why he topped the list of most sought after local photographer of Pakistan!
The simplicity of his work is the greatest strength of his work. His bond with photography is so strong and pure, that he doesn’t only practice it, but imparts knowledge on it as well. He teaches in all the top universities of Karachi, including Indus Valley, Szabist and Karachi University, when he transforms amateur-insta photographers into famous nationally renowned photographers. He teaches his students multiple techniques including those that are used internationally, but are new to Pakistan. If you ask most of his student, they will definitely tell you that he was their inspiration behind perusing photography and videography as a career.
Saad Saeed – Redefining the simplistic beauty of life
From his photographs being the inspiration behind a line of “kurti’s” at Ego, to his pictures being available on Shutterstock, in his young life he has achieved many milestones. The colors and hues in the pictures he clicks will leave you mesmerized. Where people see stairs, he sees a unique design, where people see a ceiling, he sees a myriad of colors; he brings to life the term ‘beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’.
Saad Saeed has knack to turn even the smallest and simplest of things to something so grand, it will leave you awe-struck. He has also served as the official photographer for the national vintage car rally. The pictures of cars, even though without pinup dolls, have become the favorites of many. Technique, colors, composition and concept; all merge beautifully into every picture he takes and that’s what make him one of the top local photographer of Pakistan!
Quratulain Binte Khalid aka QBK – Mirroring the inner you
She officially covered Pepsi Battle of the Bands, worked for CWS Asia and has covered multiple high-end brands; Quratulain Binte Khalid is the perfect example of girl power at its best as she bagged the title of top local photographer of Pakistan. She has defied all the odds, broken all the stereotypes and being a girl, traveled far and wide, capturing the beauty of Pakistan.
Her pictures talk to your soul, her portraits turn a person into an open book; through her pictures you find a medium to reflect on life. Even in the simplest of things, she fills divinity with just one click of her camera.
Sohaib Roomi – Rejuvenating your soul with nature
His love for photography makes him travel across Pakistan even to the untrodden areas. The connection between nature and the pictures he takes seem like divine intervention. Pakistan has been blessed with uncountable breathtaking natural wonders and Roomi has made it his mission in life to capture every one of them in the most beautiful manner possible.
From the mesmerizingly high mountains in Skardu, to the enthralling fauna and flora al Moola Chatook, Balochistan, Sohaib has captured Pakistan’s natural beauty in a way that no one ever has. Using techniques like high speed, long exposure and panoramic photography, he has managed to leave a mark on everyone who has come across his work.
Muhammad Ashar – Reforming perceptions holistically
Travelling all over Pakistan, He manages to capture the true crux of Pakistan. From stunning peaks to lush valleys, from heritage sites with rich history to common people going about their everyday lives; he gives new meaning to divinity. Awarded for his achievements and talent by Sarena Hotels, Muhammad Ashar has managed to win the hearts of many with his spellbinding photography skills. The locations the composition and the way the object, colors and light transcend together are the reason why the term picture perfect came into being.
After a dry, tiring day, go through the pictures of the diverse culture and landscape of Pakistan taken by these photographers and let your self be transported to a dimension of peace and tranquility. Every picture will surely soothe your soul and rejuvenate your mind.