I was introduced to photography at a young age, back when there was no photoshop or digital cameras.
That’s when I fell in love with black and white images and till today my preference is to shoot with black and white film.
I was re-introduced to photography in 2005 while working at Canon. My inspiration lies in the belief that a good photograph is one that communicates/interacts with its audience.
Photography is the avenue in which I am able to capture and present moments of peoples lives, to find the essence and balance through an image. My photography work is predominantly focused on documenting the Muslim community in Australia. In my photographs I try to explore the lives of individuals in the Muslim community who identify themselves as Muslims. The Muslim community are often portrayed negatively; I seek to demystify these negative opinions from an internal perspective, while maintaining objectivity.
National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize 2013 Finalist
Qantas Spirit of the Youth awards SOYA2013 Finalist
Hume Emerging Visual Artist Award Winner 2014
Centre for Contemporary Photography Vanbar Best Documentary Work Winner 2014
Australian Professional Photography Awards 2014 Sliver Distinction
Australian Professional Photography Awards 2014 Distinction