In this “Exclusive Interview” section, today we have the opportunity to talk with Zahraa Al Hassani, as her photograph was winner of Photo of the Month – 35th Month, 2nd Place. Let’s discover more about Zahraa Al Hassani, and her forays into photography in the following interview.
Zahraa Al Hassani: I’m totally honored to be compensated and rewarded by such a high esteemed and very well-known magazine like Light & Composition, it gives such a great backing and motivation that add too much to my career and records as well.
Zahraa: It was such a great honor for my photograph to be picked up as photo of the month. I believe that photography is powerful enough to convey our spiritual messages in which we fail to demonstrate in words to the public! Pictures could talk and tell us the things that our hearts need to feel. It touches us from inside when it comes with a concept, and that is excatly what I tried to show over in my photograph “give to live”. Actually as far as I’m a photographer and graphic designer who deals with art, I always want to let my artistic touch take a place among today’s chaos and violence and shout out a big heads up – Stop killing each other, and please take a look to these innocent hands, still there’s who gives love, who cares and gives helping hands, so don’t give up faith.
Zahraa: Well, it’s actually as exactly as a bedrock or a stepping stone in my journey within photography world, it has added so much to me over working in a such huge Magazine with such an over spilled knowledge that helps me to enquire experience every time I click into L&C, over and above I’m still need to learn more and more. I would like to extend my gratitude to almighty Allah that ushered me in here. Last but not least to my family and true friends who votes and support my photographs.
Zahraa: Indeed it does, culture is the ultimate influence for any kind of art, especially when you live in country that has many historical places full with artistic heritage, cultural climates, different religious events, and celebrations. Its people, weather, environment all affect my photography. Also I do live in country full of challenges yet I tried through my photographs to focus on the bright side of it by trying to overcome all these obstacles to create and innovate something new that can be almost like a shelter from all the struggles I have been through, one of my latest winning photographs “Standing tall” can embody this idea.
L&C: We see so many different genres of photography in your portfolio. Do you like a particular genre of photography?
Zahraa: I do love Portrait photography as I reckon there’s no equivalent beauty than people faces which could show different expressions, personality and thousands of subjects! I also love the Abstract photography that can never goes un-noticed as its always form a mystery for all and attract everyone to the abundant colors and to the look and feel sensation behind it.
Zahraa: Visualization is all about how to depict the world through your eyes, thus I start the process to make my eye as a lens and my imagination as a sensor!
L&C: Zahraa, have you ever exhibited your work? If so, then tell us about your first exhibiting experience.
Zahraa: No I haven’t exhibited my photographs yet, hopefully soon In sha Allah!
Zahraa: Not Really, I’m working as a Graphic Designer in telecoms and that’s a bit helps me to deal with photographs and visuals that required for commercials and publicities. Overall it helped me a lot to keep up to the trendiest footages over the world.
L&C: What advice would you give our readers who want to take part in the journey around the world with photography?
Zahraa: I hate advices! so I’ll let the readers take those quotes as a mottos to a best photography practice:
Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
L&C: Thank you, Zahraa Al Hassani, for sharing your feelings and experiences with us.