Welcome to post 2 of 3 in our Danial Shah special feature! This one’s all up in the clouds in the far north of the country. Danial goes on a lot of expeditions in the mountainous regions of Pakistan and has amassed quite the collection of amazing pictures from his travels. For more, check out the links to his website and Instagram below!
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Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) 50 rupee note with K2 in background2.) A trekker at Baltoro glacier3.) Vigne glacier4.) An evening at Concordia with a view of K25.) Eagles nest viewing point, Hunza
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Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Welcome to post 2 of 3 in our Danial Shah special feature! This one’s all up in the clouds in the far north of the country. Danial goes on a lot of expeditions in the mountainous regions of Pakistan and has amassed quite the collection of amazing pictures from his travels. For more, check out the links to his website and Instagram below!
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Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) 50 rupee note with K2 in background2.) A trekker at Baltoro glacier3.) Vigne glacier4.) An evening at Concordia with a view of K25.) Eagles nest viewing point, Hunza
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Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Welcome to post 2 of 3 in our Danial Shah special feature! This one’s all up in the clouds in the far north of the country. Danial goes on a lot of expeditions in the mountainous regions of Pakistan and has amassed quite the collection of amazing pictures from his travels. For more, check out the links to his website and Instagram below!
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Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) 50 rupee note with K2 in background2.) A trekker at Baltoro glacier3.) Vigne glacier4.) An evening at Concordia with a view of K25.) Eagles nest viewing point, Hunza
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Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Welcome to post 2 of 3 in our Danial Shah special feature! This one’s all up in the clouds in the far north of the country. Danial goes on a lot of expeditions in the mountainous regions of Pakistan and has amassed quite the collection of amazing pictures from his travels. For more, check out the links to his website and Instagram below!
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Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) 50 rupee note with K2 in background2.) A trekker at Baltoro glacier3.) Vigne glacier4.) An evening at Concordia with a view of K25.) Eagles nest viewing point, Hunza
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Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Welcome to post 2 of 3 in our Danial Shah special feature! This one’s all up in the clouds in the far north of the country. Danial goes on a lot of expeditions in the mountainous regions of Pakistan and has amassed quite the collection of amazing pictures from his travels. For more, check out the links to his website and Instagram below!
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Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) 50 rupee note with K2 in background2.) A trekker at Baltoro glacier3.) Vigne glacier4.) An evening at Concordia with a view of K25.) Eagles nest viewing point, Hunza
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Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Welcome to post 2 of 3 in our Danial Shah special feature! This one’s all up in the clouds in the far north of the country. Danial goes on a lot of expeditions in the mountainous regions of Pakistan and has amassed quite the collection of amazing pictures from his travels. For more, check out the links to his website and Instagram below!

Photographer: Danial Shah
Instagram: @DanialShah_
Website: www.danialshah.com
Gear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium Rucksack
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."

Pictures featured, top to bottom:
1.) 50 rupee note with K2 in background
2.) A trekker at Baltoro glacier
3.) Vigne glacier
4.) An evening at Concordia with a view of K2
5.) Eagles nest viewing point, Hunza


Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Welcome to our end of season feature! Just like we did with the amazing Mobeen Ansari at the end of our first submissions session, we have with us another exceptional photographer from the country whose work is showcased here on ODPK!This time around the photographer in question is the epic Danial Shah! We got to him first through his amazing Instagram feed (linked below) and later on his website and other social galleries, and knew we had to bring him on board. The breadth of his work and experience, as well as his multiple features in Dawn, Tribune & Herald made him an ideal candidate for the featured artist treatment and so here we are with a three-part special! This first post is a collection of pictures we’ve selected that show a glimpse into the various cultural sights Danial captured during his extensive travels in the northern regions of the country. —Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Trucks on rest on high altitude mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan.2.) Kalasha Dance - Kalash Spring Festival.3.) A Balti Shepherd.4.) A Hazara girl displays her art work at the sketch club, Quetta.5.) Drivers posing with their decorated trucks in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Welcome to our end of season feature! Just like we did with the amazing Mobeen Ansari at the end of our first submissions session, we have with us another exceptional photographer from the country whose work is showcased here on ODPK!This time around the photographer in question is the epic Danial Shah! We got to him first through his amazing Instagram feed (linked below) and later on his website and other social galleries, and knew we had to bring him on board. The breadth of his work and experience, as well as his multiple features in Dawn, Tribune & Herald made him an ideal candidate for the featured artist treatment and so here we are with a three-part special! This first post is a collection of pictures we’ve selected that show a glimpse into the various cultural sights Danial captured during his extensive travels in the northern regions of the country. —Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Trucks on rest on high altitude mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan.2.) Kalasha Dance - Kalash Spring Festival.3.) A Balti Shepherd.4.) A Hazara girl displays her art work at the sketch club, Quetta.5.) Drivers posing with their decorated trucks in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Welcome to our end of season feature! Just like we did with the amazing Mobeen Ansari at the end of our first submissions session, we have with us another exceptional photographer from the country whose work is showcased here on ODPK!This time around the photographer in question is the epic Danial Shah! We got to him first through his amazing Instagram feed (linked below) and later on his website and other social galleries, and knew we had to bring him on board. The breadth of his work and experience, as well as his multiple features in Dawn, Tribune & Herald made him an ideal candidate for the featured artist treatment and so here we are with a three-part special! This first post is a collection of pictures we’ve selected that show a glimpse into the various cultural sights Danial captured during his extensive travels in the northern regions of the country. —Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Trucks on rest on high altitude mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan.2.) Kalasha Dance - Kalash Spring Festival.3.) A Balti Shepherd.4.) A Hazara girl displays her art work at the sketch club, Quetta.5.) Drivers posing with their decorated trucks in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Welcome to our end of season feature! Just like we did with the amazing Mobeen Ansari at the end of our first submissions session, we have with us another exceptional photographer from the country whose work is showcased here on ODPK!This time around the photographer in question is the epic Danial Shah! We got to him first through his amazing Instagram feed (linked below) and later on his website and other social galleries, and knew we had to bring him on board. The breadth of his work and experience, as well as his multiple features in Dawn, Tribune & Herald made him an ideal candidate for the featured artist treatment and so here we are with a three-part special! This first post is a collection of pictures we’ve selected that show a glimpse into the various cultural sights Danial captured during his extensive travels in the northern regions of the country. —Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Trucks on rest on high altitude mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan.2.) Kalasha Dance - Kalash Spring Festival.3.) A Balti Shepherd.4.) A Hazara girl displays her art work at the sketch club, Quetta.5.) Drivers posing with their decorated trucks in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Welcome to our end of season feature! Just like we did with the amazing Mobeen Ansari at the end of our first submissions session, we have with us another exceptional photographer from the country whose work is showcased here on ODPK!This time around the photographer in question is the epic Danial Shah! We got to him first through his amazing Instagram feed (linked below) and later on his website and other social galleries, and knew we had to bring him on board. The breadth of his work and experience, as well as his multiple features in Dawn, Tribune & Herald made him an ideal candidate for the featured artist treatment and so here we are with a three-part special! This first post is a collection of pictures we’ve selected that show a glimpse into the various cultural sights Danial captured during his extensive travels in the northern regions of the country. —Photographer: Danial ShahInstagram: @DanialShah_Website: www.danialshah.comGear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium RucksackSoftware: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Trucks on rest on high altitude mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan.2.) Kalasha Dance - Kalash Spring Festival.3.) A Balti Shepherd.4.) A Hazara girl displays her art work at the sketch club, Quetta.5.) Drivers posing with their decorated trucks in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Welcome to our end of season feature! Just like we did with the amazing Mobeen Ansari at the end of our first submissions session, we have with us another exceptional photographer from the country whose work is showcased here on ODPK!

This time around the photographer in question is the epic Danial Shah! We got to him first through his amazing Instagram feed (linked below) and later on his website and other social galleries, and knew we had to bring him on board. The breadth of his work and experience, as well as his multiple features in Dawn, Tribune & Herald made him an ideal candidate for the featured artist treatment and so here we are with a three-part special! 

This first post is a collection of pictures we’ve selected that show a glimpse into the various cultural sights Danial captured during his extensive travels in the northern regions of the country. 



Photographer: Danial Shah
Instagram: @DanialShah_
Website: www.danialshah.com
Gear: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Joby Gorillapod, NatGeo Africa NG A5270 Medium Rucksack
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

"Danial Shah is a freelance travel and documentary photographer / writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. He works on highlighting culture and everyday life overlooked by mainstream media. He loves trekking, mountain climbing, deep sea diving and a cup of chai."

Pictures featured, top to bottom:
1.) Trucks on rest on high altitude mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan.
2.) Kalasha Dance - Kalash Spring Festival.
3.) A Balti Shepherd.
4.) A Hazara girl displays her art work at the sketch club, Quetta.
5.) Drivers posing with their decorated trucks in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.

Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

That’s it for our second session of submissions, folks! Thanks for all the support! Do remember to check out the official instagram account at onedayinpakistan and like and share and spread the word as much as you can!

Next up, our end of season feature! Season 1 had the amazing Mobeen Ansari and this time we’ve managed to get Danial Shah on board! There’ll be a bunch of really cool posts coming up next week before our break so keep checking back and follow us on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram and anywhere else you can to stay in the loop!

Our final submission of the season comes from Faiz Qazi of Karachi! We thought we’d change things up as an end-of-season surprise and so decided to post a video instead of the usual pictures. The video in question is Faiz’s beautifully done time-lapse production on Karachi, a piece that has garnered over 7,600 views on Vimeo alone!

So without further ado, here’s a bit about Faiz and the video for all you guys to go over before you dive in!

Photographer: Faiz Qazi
Instagram: @FazzKazi
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user18716078
Gear: Canon 60D, Canon 18-55 IS II, Canon 50mm f1.8 II, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Nikon D5100, Nikon 18-55 VR.
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Sony Vegas

"Grew up in Rohri, a small town near Sukkur, Sindh. Moved to Karachi around five years ago. Got my first camera two years ago and have progressed steadly. Currently studying in SAZBIST getting a bachelors degree in Media Sciences, aiming to learn enough to make a name in the feature film business locally."

About the video: ”Shot within a month. Over 19 thousand photographs compiled one after the other to form this video.”


Caption & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Photographer: Aymen RizwanFlickr: http://www.flickr.com/aymenrGear: Canon EOS 550D, Nexus 5Software: Lightroom"Sophomore at LUMS. I like to sleep and eat paratha rolls."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) The jeep track on route to Fairy Meadows.2.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.3.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.4.) Fairy Meadows.5.) Nanga Parbat.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Aymen RizwanFlickr: http://www.flickr.com/aymenrGear: Canon EOS 550D, Nexus 5Software: Lightroom"Sophomore at LUMS. I like to sleep and eat paratha rolls."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) The jeep track on route to Fairy Meadows.2.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.3.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.4.) Fairy Meadows.5.) Nanga Parbat.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Aymen RizwanFlickr: http://www.flickr.com/aymenrGear: Canon EOS 550D, Nexus 5Software: Lightroom"Sophomore at LUMS. I like to sleep and eat paratha rolls."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) The jeep track on route to Fairy Meadows.2.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.3.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.4.) Fairy Meadows.5.) Nanga Parbat.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Aymen RizwanFlickr: http://www.flickr.com/aymenrGear: Canon EOS 550D, Nexus 5Software: Lightroom"Sophomore at LUMS. I like to sleep and eat paratha rolls."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) The jeep track on route to Fairy Meadows.2.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.3.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.4.) Fairy Meadows.5.) Nanga Parbat.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Aymen RizwanFlickr: http://www.flickr.com/aymenrGear: Canon EOS 550D, Nexus 5Software: Lightroom"Sophomore at LUMS. I like to sleep and eat paratha rolls."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) The jeep track on route to Fairy Meadows.2.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.3.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.4.) Fairy Meadows.5.) Nanga Parbat.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Photographer: Aymen Rizwan
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/aymenr
Gear: Canon EOS 550D, Nexus 5
Software: Lightroom

"Sophomore at LUMS. I like to sleep and eat paratha rolls."

Pictures featured, top to bottom:
1.) The jeep track on route to Fairy Meadows.
2.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.
3.) At the bottom of the trek to Fairy Meadows.
4.) Fairy Meadows.
5.) Nanga Parbat.


Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Post incoming by Aymen Rizwan(@paratha_roll), his second feature on ODPK after his crazily popular Season 1 post. This one’s a beauty too!

iamzees: Hey. I truly appreciate the efforts of this blog. I was wondering how can one be a part of it?

Hi Zeeshan! Super glad you like what we’re trying to do. Get in touch with us at onedayinpakistan@gmail.com and we’ll be happy to help you out!

Photographer: Muhammad Sarfaraz AliInstagram: @polymoronicFacebook: www.facebook.com/SarfarazAliPhotographyFlickr: www.flickr.com/photos/scarfarazGear: Nixon D90, nikkor 18-105, nikkor 35mm f/1.8, Tokina 11-16mmSoftware: Adobe Lightroom & PhotoshopSarfaraz is a good friend of ours here at ODPK and we’d been hoping to get him on board since our first upload session a couple months ago. With pictures ranging from Pakistan to the US to the UAE, his work encompasses nearly the whole gamut of photographic styles. His recent trip to Karachi & Lahore alongwith his work being featured on the launch issue of Femina Middle East this June provided the perfect timing for an ODPK feature. Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. Butchery in Old Lahore.2. Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.3. A view of the Andheroon Shehr from Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.4. Flagstaff House (Jinnah Residence), Karachi.5. A quiet evening in Karachi.Captions submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Muhammad Sarfaraz AliInstagram: @polymoronicFacebook: www.facebook.com/SarfarazAliPhotographyFlickr: www.flickr.com/photos/scarfarazGear: Nixon D90, nikkor 18-105, nikkor 35mm f/1.8, Tokina 11-16mmSoftware: Adobe Lightroom & PhotoshopSarfaraz is a good friend of ours here at ODPK and we’d been hoping to get him on board since our first upload session a couple months ago. With pictures ranging from Pakistan to the US to the UAE, his work encompasses nearly the whole gamut of photographic styles. His recent trip to Karachi & Lahore alongwith his work being featured on the launch issue of Femina Middle East this June provided the perfect timing for an ODPK feature. Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. Butchery in Old Lahore.2. Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.3. A view of the Andheroon Shehr from Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.4. Flagstaff House (Jinnah Residence), Karachi.5. A quiet evening in Karachi.Captions submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Muhammad Sarfaraz AliInstagram: @polymoronicFacebook: www.facebook.com/SarfarazAliPhotographyFlickr: www.flickr.com/photos/scarfarazGear: Nixon D90, nikkor 18-105, nikkor 35mm f/1.8, Tokina 11-16mmSoftware: Adobe Lightroom & PhotoshopSarfaraz is a good friend of ours here at ODPK and we’d been hoping to get him on board since our first upload session a couple months ago. With pictures ranging from Pakistan to the US to the UAE, his work encompasses nearly the whole gamut of photographic styles. His recent trip to Karachi & Lahore alongwith his work being featured on the launch issue of Femina Middle East this June provided the perfect timing for an ODPK feature. Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. Butchery in Old Lahore.2. Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.3. A view of the Andheroon Shehr from Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.4. Flagstaff House (Jinnah Residence), Karachi.5. A quiet evening in Karachi.Captions submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Muhammad Sarfaraz AliInstagram: @polymoronicFacebook: www.facebook.com/SarfarazAliPhotographyFlickr: www.flickr.com/photos/scarfarazGear: Nixon D90, nikkor 18-105, nikkor 35mm f/1.8, Tokina 11-16mmSoftware: Adobe Lightroom & PhotoshopSarfaraz is a good friend of ours here at ODPK and we’d been hoping to get him on board since our first upload session a couple months ago. With pictures ranging from Pakistan to the US to the UAE, his work encompasses nearly the whole gamut of photographic styles. His recent trip to Karachi & Lahore alongwith his work being featured on the launch issue of Femina Middle East this June provided the perfect timing for an ODPK feature. Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. Butchery in Old Lahore.2. Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.3. A view of the Andheroon Shehr from Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.4. Flagstaff House (Jinnah Residence), Karachi.5. A quiet evening in Karachi.Captions submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Muhammad Sarfaraz AliInstagram: @polymoronicFacebook: www.facebook.com/SarfarazAliPhotographyFlickr: www.flickr.com/photos/scarfarazGear: Nixon D90, nikkor 18-105, nikkor 35mm f/1.8, Tokina 11-16mmSoftware: Adobe Lightroom & PhotoshopSarfaraz is a good friend of ours here at ODPK and we’d been hoping to get him on board since our first upload session a couple months ago. With pictures ranging from Pakistan to the US to the UAE, his work encompasses nearly the whole gamut of photographic styles. His recent trip to Karachi & Lahore alongwith his work being featured on the launch issue of Femina Middle East this June provided the perfect timing for an ODPK feature. Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. Butchery in Old Lahore.2. Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.3. A view of the Andheroon Shehr from Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.4. Flagstaff House (Jinnah Residence), Karachi.5. A quiet evening in Karachi.Captions submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Photographer: Muhammad Sarfaraz Ali
Instagram: @polymoronic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SarfarazAliPhotography
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/scarfaraz
Gear: Nixon D90, nikkor 18-105, nikkor 35mm f/1.8, Tokina 11-16mm
Software: Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop

Sarfaraz is a good friend of ours here at ODPK and we’d been hoping to get him on board since our first upload session a couple months ago. With pictures ranging from Pakistan to the US to the UAE, his work encompasses nearly the whole gamut of photographic styles. His recent trip to Karachi & Lahore alongwith his work being featured on the launch issue of Femina Middle East this June provided the perfect timing for an ODPK feature. 

Pictures featured, top to bottom:
1. Butchery in Old Lahore.
2. Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.
3. A view of the Andheroon Shehr from Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.
4. Flagstaff House (Jinnah Residence), Karachi.
5. A quiet evening in Karachi.


Captions submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashedTumblr: iamtotallytrashedGear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed”Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media.”
Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Monal Restaurant in Margalla Hills From Trail 3: An avid hiker since childhood, I have always enjoyed Trail 3 in Margalla Hills for its picturesque view of the capital city. A place of peace, calm and tranquility which is a signature of Islamabad.2.) North-East view of Islamabad from Trail 3.3.) F9 Park: Evening walks in this park are a ritual, and every visit presents a scenic view that demands to be captured. 4.) Misty forest: Clouds descend on Margalla Hills giving the forest a very spooky appearance. 5.) A roadside view of Murree Hills that made me fall in love almost instantly.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.More from Muhammad Usman: http://onedayinpakistan.tumblr.com/post/86210750749
Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashedTumblr: iamtotallytrashedGear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed”Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media.”
Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Monal Restaurant in Margalla Hills From Trail 3: An avid hiker since childhood, I have always enjoyed Trail 3 in Margalla Hills for its picturesque view of the capital city. A place of peace, calm and tranquility which is a signature of Islamabad.2.) North-East view of Islamabad from Trail 3.3.) F9 Park: Evening walks in this park are a ritual, and every visit presents a scenic view that demands to be captured. 4.) Misty forest: Clouds descend on Margalla Hills giving the forest a very spooky appearance. 5.) A roadside view of Murree Hills that made me fall in love almost instantly.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.More from Muhammad Usman: http://onedayinpakistan.tumblr.com/post/86210750749
Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashedTumblr: iamtotallytrashedGear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed”Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media.”
Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Monal Restaurant in Margalla Hills From Trail 3: An avid hiker since childhood, I have always enjoyed Trail 3 in Margalla Hills for its picturesque view of the capital city. A place of peace, calm and tranquility which is a signature of Islamabad.2.) North-East view of Islamabad from Trail 3.3.) F9 Park: Evening walks in this park are a ritual, and every visit presents a scenic view that demands to be captured. 4.) Misty forest: Clouds descend on Margalla Hills giving the forest a very spooky appearance. 5.) A roadside view of Murree Hills that made me fall in love almost instantly.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.More from Muhammad Usman: http://onedayinpakistan.tumblr.com/post/86210750749
Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashedTumblr: iamtotallytrashedGear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed”Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media.”
Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Monal Restaurant in Margalla Hills From Trail 3: An avid hiker since childhood, I have always enjoyed Trail 3 in Margalla Hills for its picturesque view of the capital city. A place of peace, calm and tranquility which is a signature of Islamabad.2.) North-East view of Islamabad from Trail 3.3.) F9 Park: Evening walks in this park are a ritual, and every visit presents a scenic view that demands to be captured. 4.) Misty forest: Clouds descend on Margalla Hills giving the forest a very spooky appearance. 5.) A roadside view of Murree Hills that made me fall in love almost instantly.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.More from Muhammad Usman: http://onedayinpakistan.tumblr.com/post/86210750749
Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashedTumblr: iamtotallytrashedGear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed”Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media.”
Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Monal Restaurant in Margalla Hills From Trail 3: An avid hiker since childhood, I have always enjoyed Trail 3 in Margalla Hills for its picturesque view of the capital city. A place of peace, calm and tranquility which is a signature of Islamabad.2.) North-East view of Islamabad from Trail 3.3.) F9 Park: Evening walks in this park are a ritual, and every visit presents a scenic view that demands to be captured. 4.) Misty forest: Clouds descend on Margalla Hills giving the forest a very spooky appearance. 5.) A roadside view of Murree Hills that made me fall in love almost instantly.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.More from Muhammad Usman: http://onedayinpakistan.tumblr.com/post/86210750749

Photographer: Muhammad Usman
Instagram: @totallytrashed
Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed
Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed

Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media.


Pictures featured, top to bottom:
1.) Monal Restaurant in Margalla Hills From Trail 3: An avid hiker since childhood, I have always enjoyed Trail 3 in Margalla Hills for its picturesque view of the capital city. A place of peace, calm and tranquility which is a signature of Islamabad.
2.) North-East view of Islamabad from Trail 3.
3.) F9 Park: Evening walks in this park are a ritual, and every visit presents a scenic view that demands to be captured. 
4.) Misty forest: Clouds descend on Margalla Hills giving the forest a very spooky appearance. 
5.) A roadside view of Murree Hills that made me fall in love almost instantly.


Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

More from Muhammad Usman: http://onedayinpakistan.tumblr.com/post/86210750749

Photographer: Asad MalikFlickr: www.flickr.com/asad_malikWebsite: http://500px.com/AsadMalikGear: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40 F4 L, Canon 24-105 f4 L IS, Canon 70-200 f4 L IS, Samyang 14mm f2.8 and Sigma 35mm f1.4 ArtSoftware: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS6"I’m originally from Abbottabad/Islamabad, currently working in eastern Finland. Engineer by profession and a hobbyist photographer. My work has been published nationally and internationally, currently contesting for ‘Photographer of the year-2014’ in Finland. Last year my travel photo won second place in Finland. My work has been exhibited in prominent galleries, including Victor Barsokevitsch Gallery Finland and Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore and I was awarded ‘Administrators’ Choice Award’ by Alhamra Art Gallery in 2013."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Faisal Mosque.2.) Pan Shop - Lok Virsa, Islamabad3.) The Raging Bulls - Pindi Gheb.4.) Spiritual Dance - Lok Virsa, Islamabad5.) Men at work - Mansehra KPKCaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Asad MalikFlickr: www.flickr.com/asad_malikWebsite: http://500px.com/AsadMalikGear: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40 F4 L, Canon 24-105 f4 L IS, Canon 70-200 f4 L IS, Samyang 14mm f2.8 and Sigma 35mm f1.4 ArtSoftware: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS6"I’m originally from Abbottabad/Islamabad, currently working in eastern Finland. Engineer by profession and a hobbyist photographer. My work has been published nationally and internationally, currently contesting for ‘Photographer of the year-2014’ in Finland. Last year my travel photo won second place in Finland. My work has been exhibited in prominent galleries, including Victor Barsokevitsch Gallery Finland and Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore and I was awarded ‘Administrators’ Choice Award’ by Alhamra Art Gallery in 2013."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Faisal Mosque.2.) Pan Shop - Lok Virsa, Islamabad3.) The Raging Bulls - Pindi Gheb.4.) Spiritual Dance - Lok Virsa, Islamabad5.) Men at work - Mansehra KPKCaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Asad MalikFlickr: www.flickr.com/asad_malikWebsite: http://500px.com/AsadMalikGear: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40 F4 L, Canon 24-105 f4 L IS, Canon 70-200 f4 L IS, Samyang 14mm f2.8 and Sigma 35mm f1.4 ArtSoftware: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS6"I’m originally from Abbottabad/Islamabad, currently working in eastern Finland. Engineer by profession and a hobbyist photographer. My work has been published nationally and internationally, currently contesting for ‘Photographer of the year-2014’ in Finland. Last year my travel photo won second place in Finland. My work has been exhibited in prominent galleries, including Victor Barsokevitsch Gallery Finland and Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore and I was awarded ‘Administrators’ Choice Award’ by Alhamra Art Gallery in 2013."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Faisal Mosque.2.) Pan Shop - Lok Virsa, Islamabad3.) The Raging Bulls - Pindi Gheb.4.) Spiritual Dance - Lok Virsa, Islamabad5.) Men at work - Mansehra KPKCaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Asad MalikFlickr: www.flickr.com/asad_malikWebsite: http://500px.com/AsadMalikGear: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40 F4 L, Canon 24-105 f4 L IS, Canon 70-200 f4 L IS, Samyang 14mm f2.8 and Sigma 35mm f1.4 ArtSoftware: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS6"I’m originally from Abbottabad/Islamabad, currently working in eastern Finland. Engineer by profession and a hobbyist photographer. My work has been published nationally and internationally, currently contesting for ‘Photographer of the year-2014’ in Finland. Last year my travel photo won second place in Finland. My work has been exhibited in prominent galleries, including Victor Barsokevitsch Gallery Finland and Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore and I was awarded ‘Administrators’ Choice Award’ by Alhamra Art Gallery in 2013."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Faisal Mosque.2.) Pan Shop - Lok Virsa, Islamabad3.) The Raging Bulls - Pindi Gheb.4.) Spiritual Dance - Lok Virsa, Islamabad5.) Men at work - Mansehra KPKCaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Asad MalikFlickr: www.flickr.com/asad_malikWebsite: http://500px.com/AsadMalikGear: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40 F4 L, Canon 24-105 f4 L IS, Canon 70-200 f4 L IS, Samyang 14mm f2.8 and Sigma 35mm f1.4 ArtSoftware: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS6"I’m originally from Abbottabad/Islamabad, currently working in eastern Finland. Engineer by profession and a hobbyist photographer. My work has been published nationally and internationally, currently contesting for ‘Photographer of the year-2014’ in Finland. Last year my travel photo won second place in Finland. My work has been exhibited in prominent galleries, including Victor Barsokevitsch Gallery Finland and Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore and I was awarded ‘Administrators’ Choice Award’ by Alhamra Art Gallery in 2013."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1.) Faisal Mosque.2.) Pan Shop - Lok Virsa, Islamabad3.) The Raging Bulls - Pindi Gheb.4.) Spiritual Dance - Lok Virsa, Islamabad5.) Men at work - Mansehra KPKCaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Photographer: Asad Malik
Flickr: www.flickr.com/asad_malik
Website: http://500px.com/AsadMalik
Gear: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40 F4 L, Canon 24-105 f4 L IS, Canon 70-200 f4 L IS, Samyang 14mm f2.8 and Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art
Software: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS6

"I’m originally from Abbottabad/Islamabad, currently working in eastern Finland. Engineer by profession and a hobbyist photographer. My work has been published nationally and internationally, currently contesting for ‘Photographer of the year-2014’ in Finland. Last year my travel photo won second place in Finland. My work has been exhibited in prominent galleries, including Victor Barsokevitsch Gallery Finland and Alhamra Art Gallery Lahore and I was awarded ‘Administrators’ Choice Award’ by Alhamra Art Gallery in 2013."

Pictures featured, top to bottom:
1.) Faisal Mosque.
2.) Pan Shop - Lok Virsa, Islamabad
3.) The Raging Bulls - Pindi Gheb.
4.) Spiritual Dance - Lok Virsa, Islamabad
5.) Men at work - Mansehra KPK


Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Photographer: Rabia AhmedWebsite: http://500px.com/Rabia_Ahmed Flickr: www.flickr.com/rabiaahmed Facebook: www.facebook.com/stormlightstudioGear: Nikon D5100, Lens: 18-55mmSoftware: Rawtherapee, Gimp for watermarking"I am a self-taught phototaker from Islamabad."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. The City That Sleeps: Jinnah Avenue opposite Saudi Park Towers.2. Flash: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.3. Under the bridge: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.4. At Faisal Mosque.5. Swerve: On the way from Daman-e-Koh.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Rabia AhmedWebsite: http://500px.com/Rabia_Ahmed Flickr: www.flickr.com/rabiaahmed Facebook: www.facebook.com/stormlightstudioGear: Nikon D5100, Lens: 18-55mmSoftware: Rawtherapee, Gimp for watermarking"I am a self-taught phototaker from Islamabad."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. The City That Sleeps: Jinnah Avenue opposite Saudi Park Towers.2. Flash: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.3. Under the bridge: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.4. At Faisal Mosque.5. Swerve: On the way from Daman-e-Koh.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Rabia AhmedWebsite: http://500px.com/Rabia_Ahmed Flickr: www.flickr.com/rabiaahmed Facebook: www.facebook.com/stormlightstudioGear: Nikon D5100, Lens: 18-55mmSoftware: Rawtherapee, Gimp for watermarking"I am a self-taught phototaker from Islamabad."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. The City That Sleeps: Jinnah Avenue opposite Saudi Park Towers.2. Flash: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.3. Under the bridge: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.4. At Faisal Mosque.5. Swerve: On the way from Daman-e-Koh.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Rabia AhmedWebsite: http://500px.com/Rabia_Ahmed Flickr: www.flickr.com/rabiaahmed Facebook: www.facebook.com/stormlightstudioGear: Nikon D5100, Lens: 18-55mmSoftware: Rawtherapee, Gimp for watermarking"I am a self-taught phototaker from Islamabad."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. The City That Sleeps: Jinnah Avenue opposite Saudi Park Towers.2. Flash: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.3. Under the bridge: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.4. At Faisal Mosque.5. Swerve: On the way from Daman-e-Koh.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Photographer: Rabia AhmedWebsite: http://500px.com/Rabia_Ahmed Flickr: www.flickr.com/rabiaahmed Facebook: www.facebook.com/stormlightstudioGear: Nikon D5100, Lens: 18-55mmSoftware: Rawtherapee, Gimp for watermarking"I am a self-taught phototaker from Islamabad."Pictures featured, top to bottom:1. The City That Sleeps: Jinnah Avenue opposite Saudi Park Towers.2. Flash: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.3. Under the bridge: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.4. At Faisal Mosque.5. Swerve: On the way from Daman-e-Koh.Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Photographer: Rabia Ahmed
Website: http://500px.com/Rabia_Ahmed 
Flickr: www.flickr.com/rabiaahmed 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stormlightstudio
Gear: Nikon D5100, Lens: 18-55mm
Software: Rawtherapee, Gimp for watermarking

"I am a self-taught phototaker from Islamabad."

Pictures featured, top to bottom:
1. The City That Sleeps: Jinnah Avenue opposite Saudi Park Towers.
2. Flash: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.
3. Under the bridge: Flyover opposite Centaurus Mall.
4. At Faisal Mosque.
5. Swerve: On the way from Daman-e-Koh.


Captions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.
Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).
Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.—Photographer: Muhammad UsmanInstagram: @totallytrashed Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."—Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas. 7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. —
Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtmlDay 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtmlDay 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtmlReference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCACaptions & bio submitted by photographer. All rights reserved by content creator.

Admin’s Note: Part of One Day In Pakistan’s aim, aside from showcasing Pakistan’s natural beauty, history and modern-day settings is sharing insights into the cultural aspects of the country. It is with this aim that we share our first post devoted to the arts of the land, specifically the inaugural Music Mela Conference, held in 2014. 


Pakistan’s first ever Music Mela Conference (May 2-4, 2014) at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad was organised by the US Embassy in collaboration with the Pakistan-US Alumni Network (PUAN), and Zeejah Fazli (President) & Areib Azhar (Creative Director) of Foundation for Arts, Culture and Education (FACE).

Fifteen folk, fusion, rock, indie and qawwali bands from across Pakistan performed live. The event also included Master classes, presentations, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions with music industry luminaries. Moreover, the conference included sessions with directors of successful music projects, panel discussions, with leading exponents of the music industry, stalls for the introduction and outreach of folk musicians and upcoming bands. The programme was hosted by Khwaja Ezza and Mobina Pirzada.



Photographer: Muhammad Usman
Instagram: @totallytrashed 
Tumblr: iamtotallytrashed 
Gear: Canon 60D, Flash: Speedlite Flash 430EX II with sigma 10-20mm, tamron 17-50, Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 55-250
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom & Snapseed

"Islamabadi through and through, I’m an ex-blogger, self-employed photographer and fixer with a major in Psychology. My photography career started as a hobby in 2012 from the roads of Islamabad and since then I’ve been out and about capturing the beauty of my city. I’ve worked with clients like USAID, UNICEF, UNESCO, BBC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc., and some of my work has been published in major newspapers and online media."



Artists / photos featured, top to bottom:
1. Zeb Bangash, from Zeb & Haniya, singing their hit song “Bibi Sanam”.
2. Sadiq Sameer playing the Rubab.
3. Zeeshan Mansoor, lead guitarist from the underground band, Malang Party.
4. Sahibzada Abbas Ali Khan, while performing “Man Kunto Maula" from his new album, Tamaam Alam Mast.
5. Classical dance performance by Amna Mawaz and Ferriyal Amal Aslam.
6. Faraz Anwar joining the stage with Khurram and Rahail from metal band, Qayaas
7. Dr. Masuma Anwar, singing “Yaar Ko Ham Ne Jabaja Dekha”.
8. Akhtar Chanal Zahri performed traditional Baloch songs.
9. Folk dance performance on “Daana Pe Daana" by Akhtar Chanal Zahri.
10. Areib Azhar who presented the Sufi Kalam of Baba Bulleh Shah. 

Some of Usman’s pictures from this event were also featured on BBC Urdu:
Day 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140502_music_mela_conference_day1_pics_rh.shtml
Day 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140503_islamabad_music_festival_pics_rk.shtml
Day 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/multimedia/2014/05/140505_music_mela_day_3_sa.shtml


Reference: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-247975-Music-aficionados-enjoy-live-fusioncontemporary-performances-at-PNCA


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