How did you decide to become a photographer?
It all began in 2001 when I was working as art director on the Peshawar University’s first central academic prospectus. It’s the second largest university in Asia and has 52 departments. The images provided by the management were from an old library and did not suit my layout. As a result, I had to shoot everything all over again from students, lifestyle, campus, interior, exterior… Once the prospectus was published, the people of knew me started to consider me as one of the best photographers in town. That was the first time I thought about pursuing photography as a career, which I eventually did.
What was your career path?
I started my career as an art director and used my photography to help my creative process; later with time, I switched to photography and started working in the advertising industry as a photographer.
Did you go to school to study photography or are you self-taught?
I got my master’s degree from art college in advertising design as my major subject, while photography and painting were minors.