Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do as a photographer and what kind of images I want to create. The more I think, the more I realize that what makes me love photograph is people and light. I want to take pictures of people bathed in a beautiful light.
I have also been reading a lot of photo books lately to help me in my self discovery. As I gazed through book after book, one thing I realized has really bothered me about the world of photography is that when I go to museums or galleries, or read magazines like “Aperture,” I have never really seen photographs by a Pakistani. I have seen several pictures taken in Pakistan (for e.g. Steve McCurry’s Afghan girl, or Mathieu Paley’s work) but never one by a Pakistani photographer. A part of me has started wanting to take pictures to take up space and have a voice.