Here I come again with all the excuses in the world for not writing and not doing anything worth my time(at least in my opinion). Anyway, yes I’ve been away for donkey’s years, at least it feels like it when I look at my last blog post which was 21st of April 2011.
Well quite a few things happened since then, I went to that Photography Festival that I was on about, had fun over there, learned quite a few things, experienced what it feels like when you stand/sit with some of the top photographers in the world. Sony was quite big over there as they were the main organisers and what more can a Sony fanatic ask for than representing the brand itself at the WPO Festival. I attended this London Documentary Project with about 60 other photographers and one of my picture’s got selected for the exhibition as well. Other than that there were quite a few things going on during that week (26th of April – 1st of May). Yes it was the week of the Royal Wedding and I was there documenting it through my lens. Here I should also admit that for the ‘brits’ Royal Wedding was something astounding. They gathered at St. James Park, Trafalgar Square, and Westminster Abbey, I mean all over the Central London there were millions of people celebrating the wedding ceremony of their beloved Princess Diana’s Son William and Kate. Now I know it’s old news for the world but I’m just writing it down for the sake of record.
Just as I came back to Bradford, I had so many things planned but I don’t know, or maybe I do know but I don’t want to accept that I know, I just went into this ‘leave me alone’/’don’t talk to me’ mode… and whenever this happens I tend to stick to only a couple of buddies and sometimes not even them it’s only me acting like some loner who has nobody left in the world to take care of. Also I stop doing all the productive things that I sometimes do, so yeah it’s pretty much the time for me to go into some rehab or something.
Gradually I recovered and now that I’m writing over here it means I’m reawakened and I’ve become serious about things again. Things like my life, my deen(religion), my career, my aims, my relationships, my dealings, my photography, my blog, my bank, my family, my friends, and even my enemies, basically all of my stuff…. 🙂 Getting serious over here means, to an extent, acknowledging the existence of these ‘things’. Now what plans and how I will go about these plans are completely different ‘things’. Allah knows/plans best!
Oh, Almost forgot, Ramadan Mubarak Everyone, yeah Ramadan started on the 1st of August here in the UK, back home it was 2nd of August. Now that Ramadan is here, it’s always been a great imaan charger for me! And this is exactly what I’m trying to do this Ramadan to get the bar as high up as I can. I wish and pray that everyone gets to benefit from this ‘holy month’ as it is always a great opportunity for the Muslims.
I know I should have made separate blog posts for all of these different topics but never mind, at least I’m back to life! Again!
This is just so cool! I was expecting my Blurb Photography Portfolio book to arrive next week and to my best surprise I got it today and I was blown out by it’s quality of prints. It’s just fabulous.
You guys can view the whole book online if you want here’s the link
Alright I’m off now,
M B A Khan
World Photography Organisation Festival 2011 – London, sounds big doesn’t it? Of course it does, but you know what’s even bigger? I am attending it full time! Yaaayyy!!!
The festival is for a week from the 26th of April till 1st of May. I’m insanely excited about this, portfolio reviews, documentary photography workshop, networking, exhibitions, world class photographers, the awards, talks, seminars, other workshops, interviews, and London itself. I’m surely going to have fun.
To make it more exciting I’m meeting up with some of my old mates back from Pakistan. I’ll be spending some quality time with them as well.
This picture was shot last time I was in London, back in February. I love how the Reds in the sky and the motion blur helped to make this ordinary picture extraordinary.
Other than that, I’m ‘khush’ and I hope you’re ‘khush’ as well.
Alright I’m off…
Hijabi Girls at Picadilly Circus (Hijaab walion ka bhi ‘dil’ hota hai…), originally uploaded by M B A Khan.
Hi, I don’t know why but I want to blog about this one. Maybe just for the sake of record. 😛
Yeah this is a nice capture, I got it this month when I went down to London, I don’t know why that girl in grey gown is looking so much powerful and intimidating to me. It was only a matter of 20 seconds that I had to decide, compose, check the light and capture it… but I knew in my mind that this will surprise me when I will look at it on my computer.
Isn’t it just sooo amazingly beautiful, the place, the act, and the involvement of hijab… I just love it!
This is just a quick one. No Happy Valentines Day to you all, because I don’t celeberate or wish it to anyone, it’s not my religion, my culture and last but not the least it’s not me!
But, what I’ve done in the above piece of work is totally about the basic idea of Valentines, about romance, about love, about sex and all those kinds of things…
This is conceptual photography and nothing else, so don’t get me wrong that I’ve took a picture of myself posing outside an adult store so I’ve changed my thoughts about Valentines Day. This post is also meant to clear the misunderstanding amongst friends and fans about my idea of Valentines, so here it is, I am totally against it!