How would you describe what you do?
I’m a freelance photographer and creative, and I work with various titles, people and artists on a multitude of projects. I’ve worked with ELLE, Notion, Dazed and ASOS. My personal and visual work explores the celebration of diversity, beauty and femininity – subjects that are especially important to me as a woman of colour.
Alongside this, I am the editor-in-chief of AZEEMA, an annual print magazine and platform exploring womxn within the context of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia and beyond. Through AZEEMA I have worked with Nike, the V&A, Glossier, Polaroid and more! This year I extended our offering by turning AZEEMA into an agency. This has given our commercial projects a physical space to live in.
How are you right now and how has this period changed the way you work?
I’m coping as best as I can but it’s definitely no easy situation for anyone right now. I’ve had to adapt a lot of the things I do. As a photographer, nearly all of my shoots have been postponed, which is frustrating. However, I have managed to complete some shoots at home which is definitely helping. I’ve had to focus a lot more on digital; social media and thinking more virtually for the magazine, too. It’s definitely a challenging period for creatives and collaboration.