Abdullah Interviews Fahad Al-Nusf
You know, I get so excited everytime I approach people to interview ‘em on my blog. More and more excited when they say YES.
Today I announce another talent to the list of great work you’v been exposed to. Fahad Al-Nusf, a photographer.
I can not explain to you how sweet and easy he was while our communications began. Before we go on with the interview, I have a small story to share with you about him.
I was sipping coffee the other day with my friend. Fahad came by with friends, my friend knew him so we exchanged HI’s & HELLO’s, later on I was told do you remember the interview you had with Nada Al-Jouan ? I was like yeah ? he said thats the same Fahad who took the photos for the chocos and all, I felt so dumb ! LOL
Anyway, I saw him again on another day, I told him in a very NAIVE way ” hey, a blog mentioned you the other day, p0ach I guess ? ” he knew that immediately and said yeah p0ach, I was like yeah so thats you right ? he said yes. I didnt tell him it was me. (HAH!)
Weeks passed by, I saw him again, confessed it was me the whole time & asked him for an interview, he smiled and said YES.
Its really interesting how this country is interconnected. Everybody knows everyone. C.r.e.e.p.y but I like it.
Enough of my blabber, ladies, he’s single. I give you Fahad.
Flash your 411 info Fahad.
Im Fahad Essam Al-Nusf, Kuwait University Graduate, majored in accounting, freshly squeezed out in 2009. I work as a fresh trainee in NBK.
My Favorite sport is soccer, actually playing the game not just watching it on TV. Water sports that range from ski, knee boarding and all types of jet skies. I enjoy music, arabic tunes, Nawal Al-Kuwaitiya to be more specific.
What inspired you to tap into who you are now ?
This might be complicated a bit but this whole thing started back in 2004.
You see I was assigned as the camera holder by my family while we were on vacation. Ofcourse the place, the scenery was amazing, you couldn’t help yourself but take pictures of everything you see. Knowing that the camera is digital, you can view the pics, go through them, delete, play around and basically know everything.
Eventually, the camera stayed with me, went with me everywhere i went all the way through 2007. I was fortunate enough to meet someone who taught me lot about cameras, lenses, brands and overall information. I went on to read more on everything related to cameras and photography. Please realize that I hate reading, I pressured myself to read on, brought more books and educated myself thoroughly till I decided to buy my first professional camera.
What differs you from the rest of the competition out there?
I guess I like the natural appeal of things. I choose a different creative angle everytime I click away. I dont pressure myself but I try to come up with a sophisticated look everytime I have the chance to do so.
Support ? family & friends ?
My family was there from day one, my friends however were different. They thought that what im doing is just an “easy come easy go” thing, so I was not taken seriously. However, with time, they became extremely supportive, suggesting things and ideas, even asking me things like ” How did you take that shot ? “ that just gave me motivation to go on and on. It felt great !
Many of my friends became models I used for my photo sessions, trying out new things, techniques with their approval and full acceptance. Knowing that it was not ok with them in the first place, now its ok. I guess its a good sign. ” GREEN LIGHT “
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now ?
I wish that my current state goes well, which is my job at NBK. Photography wise, I wish I could have my own studio and go officially out as a professional photographer.
Throw something for p0ach readers.
First of all, I want to thank you Abdullah for giving me this opportunity to share my talent with the world. I also thank you for focusing on the youth of Kuwait. Its truly appreciated.
I advice everybody to try out and practice what they like to give/share with everybody else. Its worth it, specially with a very supportive community like ours.
An extra video Interview for those who didnt see it yet: