Portrait Image

Photography has been a part of my life for twenty five years.
My first camera was a cheap blue plastic non-flash 35mm film camera that I used at the age of seven.

I have worked in a wet photo lab, appraised cameras, sold cameras, taught photography and worked for a newspaper as a photojournalist and an occasional writer. My focus mainly is on commercial photography and fine art portraiture.

I have had the pleasure of visiting and living in many places over the years; Newfoundland, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Panama, India and Italy. 

My current base is Toronto, Ontario.

~Yusuf Kidwai~

Commercial Photography

I am available for commission assignments. In the recent past, I have produced work for several corporations,
non-profits and restaurants. 

Most of this work includes architecture, real estate (interior and exterior), head shots, event coverage, team building activities, restaurant menus and product labels.

Fine Art Photography

My Fine Art Work ... is spontaneous, whimsical and unplanned. It can be dark at times and usually appeals to a small section of the crowd. With portraiture, I try and invoke a thought, a discussion and maybe some cognitive dissonance with the viewer. 

If you like what you see and are interested in doing a photo shoot with me, I would be happy to discuss over the phone or in-person.

Quality

I set extremely high standards for my work. I want each image that I create, to convey a message and be different from the previous one. 

What's in my bag?

Strobe lights, a full-frame dslr, prime lenses; a medium format, 35mm and a pinhole camera.

Awards

Merit Award:  Black + White Photography Magazine

N'Exposé ‘Flux’ Edition:  Images showcased in print and website

EXCLAIM! Magazine:  Images published on the magazine’s website

Photo of the Year:  Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Photo of the Year:  The Cord Weekly

‘IMAGE 2010’ Exhibit:  Waterloo Community Arts Centre

Photographer of the Year:  The Cord Weekly

Photo Exhibit:  Future of Laurier & Student Life at Laurier


Jun 2014, Issue # 104

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