Dubai Art Season – SIKKA 2018

Every now and then I use my camera to experiment and document things that are outside of my niche (wedding photography). You may say its for fun as well as for the sake of creativity. I was fortunate enough to join IgersDubai this year for a photowalk in Sikka Art Fair 2018.

To say the least, I had utter pleasure in meeting some of my favorite lifestyle Instagrammers, joined fun activities hosted by Dubai Culture, got plenty of stock photos for the blog & social media, as well as explored, documented, & appreciated the installations & masterpieces of extremely talented artists.

Here are a bunch of photos I clicked.

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I hope you join me & other Instagrammers for next year’s photowalk.

Cheers!

For the Love of Art

Art comes in various shapes and forms. Whether it was the tremendous SIKKA14 event of Dubai Art Season or simply visiting the malls and admiring the showcase displays, art always attracts me. Talking about art, this blog is for the love of art & dedicated to one of my favorite creatives of all times – a very talented artist, Irfan H. Mirza.

Irfan is a contemporary versatile artist and calligrapher, based in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is amazing at putting imagination onto the canvas. Through his profound aesthetic sense, he experiments with various forms of art like abstract, conceptual, figurative, landscape, cityscape, digital, and calligraphy (i.e. art of writing). He uses oil paint and acrylic as a medium to visualize his artistic creations. Inspired by nature and spirituality, the work itself illustrates his mystical series of art.

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“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” – Oscar Wilde

Irfan’s work highly speaks of his creativity and I personally am a big fan of his exceptional calligraphy. With thoughtful use of colors and strokes, he makes the religious verses, quotes, and/or abstract – anything & everything – even more captivating.

His work has been showcased, admired, and got attention internationally by various galleries and private collectors. I can’t express how excited I am that he’s exhibiting his latest work – The NUKTA (Dot) Series of Calligraphy – in Dubai within 2 days. I can’t wait to purchase a huge canvas for my living room & would like to invite my blog readers to come and see his exceptional work.

Date: August 13 & 14, 2014
Venue:  Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Qouz, Dubai
Time: 7 pm – 10:30 pm

Visit Irfan’s Facebook page or click here to watch a video clip of his work.

Hope to see you at the exhibit.

Cheers!

Creation of Beauty

You know what they say: if you love something beautiful, that’s your taste, but if you create something beautiful, that’s art.  

The following photo is one of my most cherished clicks from a photo-shoot I styled and photographed in Dubai. As beautiful & professional as Uliana is at modeling, the tremendously talented Zareen outdid herself (again!) with the makeup and the updo was expertly done by Mushkbar Beauty Salon.   The elegant bridal dress was provided by non other than YAS Fashion located in Dune Center on Al Diyafa Road, Dubai.

Fashion-photography
Thank you to all of you for bringing the vision into reality & helping in creating this photo.  All of you are true artists!

Model: Uliana
Makeup: Zareen Shah [instagram: zsquaredxb ]
Hairstyle: Mushkbar Beauty Salon
Dress: YAS Fashion
Styling & Photography: Rima Hassan