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Shuaib Rana – Photography for passion!

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Shuaib Rana with his brand SR Photography is a talented photographer who has been in this field for some time now. Even though he may not have been mainstream, never jumping into the crazy competition in the photography scene, he has been steadily working at his own creative pace, and has established a loyal clientele in portrait, bridal and fashion photography over the years. Let’s find out a little more about the photographer and the man and have a look at his work.

 1) When did you begin and how?

I started working in 2005 commercially. My first shoot was published in Brides & You Magazine in 2006.

2) What is your forte?

My forte is natural and emotive head shots. I prefer simple pictures with minimum set design.

3) How did you achieve success?

I managed to achieve success because I have worked hard. Frankly, I don’t think I have hit the mark yet where I would call myself completely successful or that I have achieved what I desired from my work. But I am still trying and I will not stop.

4) Favourite people to work with:

My favourite people and faces to work with are: I love everyone whom I have shot. I love beautiful faces that are not just pretty but also have character. I love people who trust me and are excited to work with me. I don’t think I can have favourites, that’s my stop growth.

5) Biggest achievement to date:

It has been the shooting of the cover image of Strings new album “Thirty”. They are beautiful people.

6) Favourite part of being a photographer:

It is when celebrities want to have a selfie with me. J. Best part of this work is to meet famous people and find out how humble and beautiful most of them are.

7) What is a human being’s true beauty:

I believe that a human being’s true beauty lies in honesty. Being honest with ourselves especially. Though it’s a rare trait I think, but accepting ourselves is what makes us very attractive.

8) My advice to the new entrants:

My advice is to have patience and don’t get distracted by minor failures. You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.

9) The following things are wrong in this field and need to be changed:

The biggest challenge I face is that new entrants in modeling, do not trust photographers. There is a negative cultural connotation, because of a few wrong examples that have been set in the industry and that needs to be changed. I do not find a single professional body that should be looking out for the interest of Photographers – a body that is free of politics and favoritism. Due to this, we have no standardization of tariffs and ethics of working. Everyone is doing whatever they want to do, and it is assessed based on followers and friends they have, not on basis of their talent or the work they do.

10) Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself:

  • I am extremely lazy. I don’t like to work hard and I am slow. And hence I get plenty of time to think intelligently about how to be more efficient and get what I want done very effectively  J. Yes you guessed it right, there will be no dearth of sense of humor and silly jokes while you are around me.
  • I have keen interest in human psychology and psychodynamics. I am a good counselor and always there for my friends when they need an ear or shoulder. I have heard that I am a good friend, as long as you listen to my advice.
  • I love music. I play the drums in my free time. I Love traveling and partying with some special close circle of friends.

Shuaib Rana’s  work can be seen in detail at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chokklate.studio
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shuaibrana
And he may be contacted at: +92 321 5182382

 

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Celebrity Babies of 2020

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Hamza and Naimal’s little MustafaHamza Ali Abbasi and Naimal Khawar were blessed with a baby boy in August. The child is named Muhammad Mustafa Abbasi. Hamza wrote, “Allah has blessed me and Naimal with a baby boy, Muhammad Mustafa Abbasi.”

Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik’s Girl

Supermodel who is 25 years old and Malik now 27, welcomed their first child- a baby girl on September 23.

Muneeb Butt and Aiman Khan’s baby

These two are certainly a well loved Pakistani celebrity couple. They welcomed their first baby girl Amal, on August 30, 2019.

Domino Kirke & Penn Badgley’s boy

Domino Kirke gave birth to her and husband Penn Badgley’s first child, a baby boy, on August 11.

Jude Law & Phillipa Coan’s baby

Jude Law is now a father of six! Law’s wife Phillipa has given birth to their first child together on September 14.

Shilpa Shetty’s baby girl

Shetty shared a cute photo to announce the arrival of her daughter Samisha Shetty Kundra. She was born on February 15.

Claire Holt’s little Elle

Vampire Diaries and The Originals star, Claire is now a mother of two! The excited mom shared the happy news on Instagram on September 13. “She’s here. Our sweet girl, Elle. After 27.5 hours of labor, she flew into the world and expanded our hearts.”

Kalki Koechlin’s daughter

Kalki gave birth to a baby girl on February 7. The actor took to Instagram to share the news. She wrote, “Please welcome Sappho.”

Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova’s newborn

Singer Enrique Iglesias and tennis star Anna Kournikova welcomed their third child together on January 30. Kournikova and Iglesias took to social media to announce the arrival of their child. “My Sunshine,” they wrote along with many photos with their newborn.

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4TH Pakistan Digital Awards spotlights digital success

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Following the successful Pakistan Digital Awards (PDA) held in 2017, 2018 and 2019, PDA has surfaced once again this time to recognize the very best in digital platforms and talent across the country for 2020. Unlike in the past, this time though, PDA was an extremely exclusive event, keeping in mind the SOPS for Covid-19.

 

The awards were hosted by Sahar Tahir Khan and Abdul Sami Qahar, Muhammad Fakhir Fazil, CEO Hybrid Technology, Zain Ibrahim, COO EFU Life Insurance, Mohib Hasan, executive director, Millennium Software and Asad Bukhari, GM Technology, PIA were among the guest of honours who presented the awards to the lucky winners.

 

The august Jury of Pakistan Digital Awards included Subul Naqvi, Head of Corporate Communications Telenor Microfinance Bank, EasyPaisa, Ammar Hassan chief marketing officer, Daraz, Aly Mustansar consultant and trainer, Alym Brand Consulting, Adnan Faisal, CEO FHM Pakistan and People Magazine Pakistan, Asghar Ali Khan GM Digital Transformation, Engro, Atyab Tahir, country manager, MasterCards, and  Ammar Akhter, Founder and CEO, Finalrentals.com.

 

PDA also had an advisory panel that comprised Iqbal Yousuf, Country head APTECH, Shakeel Khokhar, CEO Interflow Group, Ali Samir Osman, strategic partnership and deal flow manager Microsoft, Abdul Sami Qahar, CMO Haleeb Foods, Waqar Ikram, Quetzal Pvt Ltd, and Shariq Naseem, Veritas Digital.

 

The event was co-sponsored by Jubilee Life Insurance, slot sponsors were Hybrid Technology, AA Solutions, Binji and Convex Interactive. Gift Partners were WB BY Hemani, TCS Sentiments and Vouch 365. Partners for the event were KWICK Doctors, FHM Pakistan, Brands Magazine, FM 91, Aptech Pakistan, Chai Wala, Cake by Googgoodies, Vital Tea, Quetzal Pvt Ltd, Bloggers and STARLINKS PR and Events.

 

The award-winners were:

Category Tech Awards

App and web-enabled market awards – Allied Bank Limited
Best banking tech of the Year – Habib Bank Limited
Best consumer mobile service – K-Electric
Best digital API – Mondelez International
Best innovated mobile app – Hello Doctor
Best insurance tech of the year – EFU Life Assurance Limited
Best (IOT) internet of thing award – Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company

Platform awards

Best Digital Channel (Blog, Podcast, Video Channel, Magazine) – Nestle Pakistan
Best online streaming platform – Ideation
Facebook community of the year – Soul Brothers Pakistan
Social media influencer communications – Nestle- Yogurt Sweet n’ Tasty (volk active)
Snapchatter of the year – Faryal Makhdoom
Tik Toker of the year – Romaisa Khan
Youtuber of the year award – Junaid Akram and P for Pakao

 

Category Campaign Awards

Best animation of the year – Continental Biscuits (Prince Animation Series)
Best content marketing award – Bank Alfalah (Alfa World Cup Campaign)
Best CSR campaign –  Jazz (Eva Travel Campaign)
Best digital marketing communication (videos) – Dawlance (Dawlance SYNC App Campaign
Best high impact campaign –Bank Alfalah
Best integrated media strategy – Mondelez International
Best short form web video – Suzuki Pakistan
Best social media campaign (Instagram) – Continental Biscuits and Nestle Pakistan

Category Digital Awards others

Best digital innovation – Allied Bank Limited
Best digital videos creator – Q Links
Best discount deals application – Entertainer Asia
Best mobile bank application – Allied Bank Limited
Best use of creativity/innovation – Canbebe
Outstanding contribution in digital industry – Hello Doctor

Main awards

Best Digital Campaign – Fatima Fertilizer and Habib Bank Limited

Best digital campaign of the year (small budget) – ROCHE – Accu Chek
Best social media campaign (Facebook) – Jubilee Life Insurance and Nestle Corporate volk active
Jury award for the best campaign – Food Panda
Best Digital Agency of the year – Starcom Pakistan

Zohaib Hisam

Zainab Zainab Hashim

Zain Siddiqui

Waqar

Raheel Ahmed

Rida Sheikh Sarah

Shanaz Ramzi and Ashifa Paracha

Romaisa Khan

Salman and Manroof

Salman

Talha

Rafay

Qadir and Salman

Neha Riaz

Nadeem Kabir Alvi

Muhammad Zaman

Hiba Khalil

Mehwish Mumtaz Maryam Saleem Hasan Puri

Hasan Farrukh

Haris Khan

Fiza Shah and Anum Nazneen Danish Amjad

Danish Javed

Dua Nusrat

Esha

Fatir Siddiqui

Bilal Ahmed

Atyab Tahir

Ashifa Paracha

Asghar Ali

Anwer Kabir

Events

SM-STUDIO AND SALON LAUNCHES WITH GREAT FAN-FARE

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SM-Studio and Salon was launched here today in a celebratory atmosphere amid beauty bloggers, fashionistas, media personnel, friends and family. Among those spotted were Rohana Iqbal, Qamar Nafees, Peng Qureshi, Angie Marshall, Mona J, Shama Javed, Talat Shaan, Maira Khan, Hajra Khan, Fatima Zara Malick and Zubia Motiwala.  Care was taken to observe all Covid-19 SOPs and guests were staggered over a five-hour period to avoid over-crowding at any point.

Shaista with her team

 

Launched by Shaista Marghoob, a name that has come to be synonymous with excellence, after having been in the industry as a makeup artist for the last 18 years. The evening kick-started with a bustling red carpet where guests took pictures on arrival at the media wall.

Zubia Motiwalla

 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed by chairperson and founder of PHABA Mrs Rohana Iqbal, fondly known as “the mother of the beauty industry”. Speaking on the occasion Iqbal said, “It is a matter of great pride and joy for me to be inaugurating a salon, especially at a time when corona has forced many to shut down their enterprises. I wish Shaista the very best.”

Uzma Sohail

 

Speaking on the occasion, Shaista Marghoob said, “I feel overwhelmed that after so many years of working hard in this industry I have finally managed to make my dream come true and have launched my own salon. I am confident it will do well as I already have a die-hard clientele established over so many years.”

Ubaid Sheikh

Tanzeela

Shanaz Ramzi & Shaista Marghoob

Shanaz Ramzi

Shazia Aamir

Talat Shaan

Shama Javed

Shaista Marghoob

Shaista Marghoob

Shaista Marghoob and Rohana Iqbal

Sameena Ansari

Sana Zulfiqar & Shaista Marghoob

Sana Zulfiqar

Sarah Javaid

Shahroze Khan

Sabrina and Rida

Qamar

Munaiza Zulfiqar

Mona Sultan

Mona J & Shaista Margoob

Marzi

Karishma

Maham Nadeem & Javeria Nadeem

Maham Nadeem

Maryam Panjwani

Mina Ramzi

Moina Rehan

Basit and Shaista

Fatima Zara Mallick

Fatima, Shaista and Zubia

Hajra Khan

Javeria Nadeem

Ayesha Mohsin

Ashar & Shaista Marghoob

Angie Marshall

 

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Wild Urbanity

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Here’s the latest in men’s fashion! Don’t miss out!

Photographs / @mohsinkhawarphotography
Label / @monarkofficial
Talent / @shakeebsaeed
MUA / @jacobkrofficial

#photographer #MohsinKhawar #mensfashion #pakistan #mohsinkhawarphotography #photography #fashionphotographer #photooftheday #light

Events

Kanwal Malik Studio Launch

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Kanwal Malik launched her gorgeous new studio in Gulberg Lahore with a grand opening which was well attended by the Elite of Town.

Aamir Mazhar & Moosa

Alishae Zahra Shah

Amina Shah

Amna Baber

Amna Monnoo

Aneela Raza

Areej Fatima

Feerasta Ashraf

Asifa Imran

Bushra Butt

Dr Farzeen Malik

Faiza Mudassar

Farheen

Hifsa Khan

Hina Eijaz and Naila Ishtiaq

Madu

Maira and Mahleena

 

Maisoon

Mashaal and Rubina Azmat

Mehreen & Seyham Vahidy

 

Mehreen Tabani

Nadira Omer Khalid

Nahzat Adnan

Natty & Nazish twinning in Kanwal Malik

Nazia Hassan

 

Natty, Naz Mansha, Kanwal & Tania

Maleeha

Nazish Sameer

Neha Maneka & Bushra Haider

Riffat Kazi and Shazia Ammar

Rubia Moghees

Rubina Zaheer

Ryan Hikmat

Sadia Tariq

Salina Khan

Sam Dada

Sara Tanwir

Sarah Raza

Shahroze Tariq

Shazia Deen

 

Sumrina Khan

The Kanwal Malik Girls Neha, Nazish, Natty, Kanwal, Nadira, Tania & Sumrina

Zahra Malik

Zunaira Ovais & RIma Farid

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CreatorsOne to Bring Ishtiaq Ahmed’s ‘Inspector Jamshed Series’ to Web

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CreatorsOne, under the umbrella of Dot Republic Media, is bringing Pakistan’s favorite detective fiction, the ‘Inspector Jamshed Series’ by the renowned author Ishtiaq Ahmed, in a web series adaptation on its YouTube channel.

The CreatorsOne platform is set to take viewers on a trip down memory lane with a widely loved childhood classic. Revamping the spy stories of the iconic Inspector Jamshed and his kids – Mehmood, Farooq, and Farzana, who had been household names in the ’80s, the novel series by the legendary Ishtiaq Ahmed, who has authored hundreds of novels for kids, is still widely read and highly acclaimed with a massive fan following. The web series adaptation would narrate the exciting adventures of Inspector Jamshed and his kids – as they unravel mysteries and solve cases together to save the day. Produced by Adnan Butt, the web series has been directed by Fahad Noor.

With VOD services rising to immense popularity in the country, CreatorsOne has taken a huge step in bringing locally relevant and meaningful content to the masses, simultaneously putting Pakistani representation on the digital spectrum, with content that keeps true to the essence of storytelling and content production from the country.

Music

Coke Studio releases “ASMA-UL-HUSNA” recited by Atif Aslam

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Coke Studio announces the release of “Asma-Ul-Husna,” the 99 attributes of Allah, recited by Atif Aslam. The three and a half minute track is produced by Zulfiqar “Xulfi” Jabbar Khan, while the video is directed by Asim Raza.

 

Inscribed into the cultural memory of Pakistan, “Asma-Ul-Husna” has taken different colours worldwide, profoundly impacting audiences with its verses. Coke Studio’s version manifests a multilayer soundscape, beginning with the actual sounds of black hole collision, followed by the echoes of “Allah” from the iconic Azaan of Makkah. The recitation borrows 24 voices from across the country to build a large vocal acapella personality and to further enhance the grandeur of the acapella, Melvin Arthur, a virtuoso musician from Quetta Pakistan, worked on crafting the choir arrangement using vocals from around the world. The track also demonstrates a unique arrangement of duffs as their grand ensemble reverberates in a large space. The whole composition finally comes together seamlessly in the vocals of Atif Aslam reciting the powerful verses.

 

Indeed, the release comes at an unprecedented time of crisis with the whole world gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic and the fear, anxiety and uncertainty it has brought with it. Pakistan’s frontline workers, from doctors, nurses, security personnel, and janitorial staff continuously risk their lives to help serve those affected.

 

In these testing circumstances, the release of “Asma-Ul-Husna” is an ode to the unwavering human spirit, an expression of spiritual healing and nourishment, and a reassurance of better times ahead. The recitation ends poignantly with “Al-Saboor” or translates possessor of enduring patience, conveying a message of calm and endurance.

 

Speaking about the release of “Asma-Ul-Husna,” Mr. Fahad Ashraf, General Manager, Coca-Cola, Pakistan & Afghanistan Region, stated, “Pakistan is a deeply spiritual and indeed resilient nation, drawing on incredible reservoirs of strength in trying times. At a time when we are going through a critical moment in history, we release Asma-Ul-Husna in cognisance of the beautiful human spirit, endeavouring to share a sense of calm, positivity and hope in the collective consciousness of the nation through the contemplative and reassuring nature of the verses.”

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7th Sky Entertainment, under the leadership of Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi, have come up with another mega project titled Raaz-e-Ulfat

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The drama follows the story of an innocent young girl, Mushk, who belongs to a conservative family and her life is governed by her strict father. She has been living a sheltered life under the principles made by her father, until she meets Sahiba. Sahiba is a modern and outgoing girl, the stark opposite of Mushk. Jealousy clouds over their friendship as Sahiba ruins Mushk’s relationship with her newfound love Irtiza, as well as her family.

The drama stars Yumna Zaidi, Shahzad Sheikh, Komal Aziz, Gohar Rasheed and the rest of the ensemble cast includes Hina Bayat, Seemi Pasha, Gohar Rasheed, Manzoor Qureshi, Farhan Ali Agha, Tara Mehmood, Kiran Haq, Anum Tanveer. Penned down by Maha Malik, the drama has been directed by ace director Siraj ul Haq.

 

Currently garnering rave reviews for Kahin Deep Jalay, Deewangi, Munafiq and Muqaddar, 7th Sky Entertainment is the only entertainment company that has been consistently giving super hit & quality content for the audiences across Pakistan, changing the face of entertainment television in the country.