Today we’d like to introduce you to Karim Saafir.
Karim, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I have always loved art, I began as a fine artist and the mediums I like most were pen, ink and pencil. I liked those two over painting because I felt I had more control. In the late 90’s I began to get into the digital arts designing artwork and editing images. My late wife was a photographer at the time and I assisted her on her shoots. She did not live to see the digital age of photography. When she passed I was left with all of her equipment and I began to slightly dabble into photography. I was told a few times that I was a great photographer and I felt that I was just a good picture taker because I knew how to frame my subjects but not how to make the camera do what I wanted to do. My current wife purchased me a new digital camera and I began to study more about photography. This is when my journey began as a photographer/photographic artist.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Most of my photographic art involves people. I love people and the unique experiences that we all have. When I photograph an individual or event I aim to capture the essence of the person(s) or the special moments of the event. I envision each photograph before my shutter is pressed. I want people to look at my photos of them and get a feeling of what the person(s) in the photos are feeling or get a feeling of what happened at the event.
Do current events, local or global, affect your work and what you are focused on?
The role of an artist has changed a lot since the evolvement of social media. The good is that as an artist I can reach people all over the world a lot easier with my work. I recently had a shoot with my 1st international client which the photos should be released in the coming months. I feel that Art/Photography is sometimes a luxury expense that not everyone wants to invest in. With the advancement of camera phones many people feel they don’t need a photographer and they can just use their phone to take pictures. This is a reason that I don’t just take a picture I create art that you will enjoy a printed version more than that digital image shared via social media.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Currently I do not have any exhibitions coming up. People can see some my work on my website. http://www.karimsaafirphotography.com/, Facebook: Karim Saafir Photography or Instagram: karims123. They may also see a few of my photos on a client’s websites. People can support me by sharing my information and booking me for their next portrait session or event.
- Address: 9029 Airport Blvd 881936
Los Angeles, CA 90009
- Website: www.karimsaafirphotography.com
- Phone: 3106128032
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: karims123
- Facebook: karimsaafirphotography
- Twitter: @karims123
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