Photo taken in Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, UAE
As an architect by profession and a self-taught painter artist, I am deeply in-love with the art of photography. I have received total of 99 multi-awards in photography competitions, local and international. Some of the recent competitions I have won are: 1st Place at Al Thani Awards 2013 in Qatar, Grand Prize Winner at Fujairah Photography Competition 2013 in UAE where I had won a Hasselblad H5D-40 camera, I have won 2 gold medals at Trirenberg Super Circuit 2013 in Austria, 1st Place at Al Dhafrah Photography Competition 2013 in UAE, 1st Place at Sheikh Mansoor Photography Awards (Portrait Category), among top 12 finalist at Art of Building International Photography Competition 2013 in Europe, 2 Documentary Awards and Performance Award at UNESCO-CFPA Humanity Photo Awards 2013 in China, received double 1st Place Awards at ADGAS-Earth Hour Photography Competition 2013, a gold medal at Egypt International Photography Competition, & currently Sony Camera Ambassador of Middle East and Africa, 1st Place Country Pick at IPA International Photography Award in New York, won 2nd Place (Nature Sunset Category) and 2 Honorable Mentions at (IPA) International Photography Awards in New York, and grand winner, 1st place winner (portrait category) and four silver awards at Photography of the Year in Australia, and others. Photography has a big factor in developing my personality; I used to consider myself as a quiet artist with lots of creative ideas in mind. I spent most of my spare time painting within the confines of my room, visualizing, internalizing and expressing all my emotions and ideas on canvass.