Omar Bazaz, Independent Photographer

For 34-yr-old Omar Bazaz of Peer Bagh, pictures is existence and lifestyle is pictures. In 2006, when Omar graduated from Texas in the US, laying a strong foundation with an aviation sector history, he couldn’t visualize that one particular working day he would be getting up images and filmmaking as a fulltime occupation.

Omar did his schooling from Tyndale Biscoe Faculty and says whatever he has accomplished in daily life so far is mainly because of the grooming received all through his school times. “I was just an 8-calendar year-old, when throughout a skiing study course at Gulmarg, I found a link with nature. Look at future now, how character has become the nerve centre of my photography” claims Omar.

Omar has labored intently with some of the top photographers of India this kind of as Jassi Oberoi, Sandeep Mathur and Madhur. “I am a self-taught photographer and an audio-visual enthusiast. I begun with digital artwork drawing substantial inspiration from some of the foremost photographers of world-wide reputation and their works” suggests Omar.

At a time when Covid remaining an adverse effects on working day today lifestyle, Omar found an opportunity in the tough scenario posed by the pandemic. This foodie performed digital photograph excursions from Kashmir which was a runway achievements . “During Covid when tourism was at the most affordable ebb, I with assist of my pictures brought the natural beauty and bounty of Kashmir on the virtual platform. With assist of these photo excursions, I designed an exertion to provide a strengthen to Kashmir tourism” states Omar. Omar describes himself as a “non political photographer” and praises Kashmir for staying a heaven for photographers in the legitimate feeling. “ You name it and Kashmir has it. From scenery to daily lifestyle and portraits, this put offers just about every aspect a shutterbug loves” claims Omar. Omar recollects how lately he still left his residence at 11 pm and acquired back again at 3 am following morning, only to shoot the milky way during the darkest evening of the year that was seasoned recently. “In Kashmir we have the luxury of travelling thoroughly and obtaining to capture so quite a few various and different aspects” suggests Omar. This images and digital artwork fanatic is also eager on executing image essays. “I have been undertaking picture essays for primary on the net portals. I recently did a photo essay for an intercontinental portal on the topic of decline in Kashmir’s carpet industry” says Omar.

Married for the very last 5 a long time, Omar is a caring father who is equally a hardworking particular person. He has created a industrial advertisement online video for an international cafe which was commissioned to him by a primary advertising and marketing company. “This agency is rated number 3 in the Forbes Gulf record and I felt fairly honoured to undertake this project” claims Omar. He has also directed a industrial ad for Lumix, a digital camera brand name. On the other hand, Omar states he is keener to focus on art and tradition pictures. “I do a unique form of pictures identified as minimalistic pictures. The goal in this style of pictures is to show the grandeur of character towards the existence of humans” states Omar.

Inquire Omar how productive he thinks he is and pat comes the tongue-in-cheek reply: “We are finding into an age where artwork is genuinely getting to be valuable. The commercial viability of any art type has greater. Artists are no more time dependent on what we utilized to contact charity money” states Omar. This health and fitness freak also credits social media for serving to all sorts of art types and photography evolve. Omar symptoms off indicating that he is hoping to extend the horizon of his perform and wishes to aid in giving an impetus to Kashmir though also enhancing on the imaginative quotient.