Photographer: Hossein Ansari
🖼"My name is Hossein Ansari, 32 years old, I was born in Iran and have been based in Dubai since 2005. I studied Architecture Engineering in college and now working as a professional Photographer/Director."
❓ Who or what influenced you as a photographer the most at the beginning of your journey?
🗣 Well, when I was a teenager, I used to collect magazines (mostly fashion magazines) because I was fascinated by beautiful and attractive photos on the cover and inside. So from that time, I always had a dream of capturing and creating such photos.
❓How did you start your professional career?
🗣 I always photographed almost everything with the small camera I had, but in my first year of college, I met a friend and through him I got some connections in the fashion industry, which was a prelude to pursuing my career professionally.
❓ What software and hardware do you use, and why?
🗣 I’m currently using EOS Canon R5 with multiple lenses and using photoshop, mostly on MacBook Pro for editing.
❓ What does photography mean to you, and what motivates you?
🗣 Well, I can say that photography is a way of living, and as a photographer, you can get inspired almost by everything and these inspirations motivate me to create and capture.
❓What was your most challenging project, and why?
🗣 All projects are a new challenge and it is not really possible to say which project is more challenging because they all have different challenges.
❓What was the most important skill that you learned, and how does it help you now?
🗣 The most important thing I learned along the way is how to direct a project and how to manage challenges when I face them
❓What is your dream project you're starving to try in the next 10 years?
🗣 I'm always looking for new goals and I've recently become very interested in filming and directing and one of the things I really want to achieve is to make a short film.
❓ Can you tell us about a personal or professional project you are proud of?
🗣 Well, you know, every project in its time made me proud to do it, and as time goes on and learning new things, those projects may seem very normal and ordinary, but for me they never lose their value, and I really can't say which one I like the most, because I like them all, and if I don't like a project, I definitely won't do it.
❓ Do you have any passion projects you're working on or plan to start?
🗣 Well, as I said, I just got very interested in filming and I'm practicing so I can start doing it very professionally.
❓If you had just one question about anything that you could ask and get an answer, what would it be?
🗣 I have always had a strong interest in the universe since I was a child, and this always amazes me, and I always have this question in my mind: What is the purpose of creation?