City / State: BROOKLYN, NY
I create realistic renderings through portraiture to celebrate and transcend culture and legacy. My Muslim upbringing shapes my work in order to address mistruths about ethnic antiquity. This clash with Western perspectives is conveyed through images of empowerment, rather than historically misguided portrayals of despair and strife. My style and aesthetic are rooted in classical practices, giving a subdued approach to each narrative. Whether my subjects are captured in their natural environment or composed within an imagined story, these figures embody dignity, culture, and beauty.