“There is a story behind every moment. I believe that.” – Zahid
This month’s featured photographer is one we have wanted to talk to for quite a long time. Zahid’s images often appear in our “Street Shooters” section. He is a great storyteller. Zahid is always curious and says that the stories draw him in. To get to know a person’s story, he uses the third eye – the eye of the mind, (don’t worry fellow Westerners, Zahid explains what this means in more detail during the interview).
You’ll learn about the Hindu Goddess Durga as well, a goddess who has 10 hands with a different weapon in each hand. Zahid talks about how people are like Durga in a way, with several different facets, many of which are more than skin deep. He also explains how photographers can apply the principles of the third eye to their street photography to capture powerful stories and symbolism in their images.
Click the player below to listen to our conversation with Zahid:
A Selection of Zahid’s Photos
- Zahid’s Gear
- Canon 60 D
- Canon 18-135mm
- Canon 24mm