Is a 21 year old self-taught photographer who loves to travel and is driven by the joy of seeing people through his camera's lens. However, these skills also extend to illustration and cinematography, which he hopes will become part of his craft someday.
What’s the best part of being a photographer?
The hardest part of your job? Buying the necessary gear, which could sometimes be quite expensive.
If not a photographer who would you have been?
How would you describe your style and how did you develop it? My style is more documentary oriented, which I have developed through a continuous process of discovery.
Which photographers inspired you most and how did they influence you?
Steve Mccurry, Théo Gosselin and Alexandre Deschaumes have inspired me with their travel photography whether its landscape or street photography.
One of today’s main discussion points amongst photographers is about the use of digital photography; where do you stand? I didn’t experience film camera so it was all digital from the start. Also, the Internet proved to have been a great learning tool, which helped me develop my skills through a process of trial and error.
What inspires you? Life in general inspires me. On a more personal level, I am inspired by the conversations that two of my friends, Fady and Fouad have. I then go back to Fady and Mariam for criticism, since we usually work together on projects.
What is the favourite image you have shot recently and why? The picture in question was taken in the beginning of a long hike to Bab el Donia in Saint Catherine, Sinai; our luggage carrier was a camel named Dabous. The photo was just a warm up, as I didn’t expect it to be my favourite. The lighting came from a far city and some LED lights from our car with a camel in the middle of the frame between a mountain range under the stars of the Milky Way. In the background, there were goldencoloured mountains and twinkling city lights. As for the camera, it was set on F.2.8 ISO 4000 30s.