Yasmin Qureshi is a talented photographer based in Wolverhampton. As well as photography, Yasmin also has a love for creative writing which is something she will utilise when starting her new MA by Research in Art and Design. Yasmin wanted to express both of her passions and ambition in her new brand identity we created earlier this year.
When collaborating on Yasmin's new identity, we realised that we all resonated with each other. Creativity is such an important skill that we can embrace in our own ways.
Yasmin has now implemented her branding on her portfolio and blog. We decided to catch up with her to find out a little more about her love of photography and the importance of creating beautiful visuals:
- What is it about photography that you love?
Since I shoot photography in two very different styles, I can tell you why I love photography in two very different answers! Firstly, my client work and collaborations. I've had the pleasure of meeting so many inspiring and talented people because I'm a photographer. This year I've done a product shoot for Honey Bee Home, a new luxury home decor and accessories brand, as well as shooting the Paperdolls Handmade event where I was able to meet organisers Jo and Carolyn, but also loads more designers and makers who I was able to get to know.
Being a photographer allows me to meet people who I wouldn't have met otherwise. I also love that I can never get bored because everyone I shoot for will have a different vision, and it's up to me to ensure I can provide them with what they want. I really love the variety of clients I've worked with so far and have gained experience shooting fashion, portraits, products and events.
Secondly, there's my personal projects. I enjoy using photography to express how I'm feeling, communicate what I want to say and also as a therapy. Lately I've been taking things back to basics by shooting film, and I'm enjoying this because it's entirely for myself which leaves me room to experiment, practice and improve my work.
- What would be your dream photography project?
My dream photography project would be to travel the world and shoot everything I see and do on film. It doesn't even have to be the world, I'd be happy to just travel around the UK because there's plenty to see and do I'm sure! I want to go in search for all the hidden gems and capture the memory of finding them forever.
- Why is developing a brand important to you?
Developing a brand is important because it gives a great first impression. It means that you're invested in your business and want to impress potential clients. Now that I've had such an amazing logo made by Buttercrumble I feel really proud of my brand and want to show it off. I know that I'll always look forward to introducing myself to potential new clients from now on.
Yasmin often focuses on portrait photography and enjoys working closely with independent makers, designers and crafters. She also produces beautiful product shots for shops and has recently been experimenting more with film. You can keep up to date with Yasmin's projects over at her blog.
Thanks so much to Yasmin for collaborating with us to create her perfect brand identity. It was such a fun project and one we thoroughly enjoyed. We love seeing how our clients' businesses develop and flourish after the branding experience.
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