KABEER SHAIK

Kabeer Shaik is a South African Director of Photography based between New York and Cape Town, with an artistic vision rooted in the exploration of deeply emotional narratives which have been cultivated through his experience living in several of the most beautiful and most diverse cities in the world. Raised in Johannesburg he began his journey as a self taught photographer before stepping into the world of film. In 2017 came the calling from NYC. And on the vibrant and fierce streets of Brooklyn is where his true artistic surge began, and ultimately the compulsion to tell stories through his perspective. His motivations lie equally in shedding light on the dark enclaves of society as well as in the celebration of the inhabitants of our wonderfully diverse world. By approaching each project with a simple yet clearly defined vision he is able to build a strong emotional bond between the subject and the audience. His drive and desire to tell the untold stories of the human condition steers him around the world in search of that fulfillment. As an artist I enjoy discussions centered around emotion, and in particular discussing projects in terms of feeling. How do we want to feel as filmmakers, how do we wish to portray that feeling, what journey do we wish to guide the viewer along.

www.kabeershaik.com

KABEER SHAIK

Kabeer Shaik is a South African Director of Photography based between New York and Cape Town, with an artistic vision rooted in the exploration of deeply emotional narratives which have been cultivated through his experience living in several of the most beautiful and most diverse cities in the world. Raised in Johannesburg he began his journey as a self taught photographer before stepping into the world of film. In 2017 came the calling from NYC. And on the vibrant and fierce streets of Brooklyn is where his true artistic surge began, and ultimately the compulsion to tell stories through his perspective. His motivations lie equally in shedding light on the dark enclaves of society as well as in the celebration of the inhabitants of our wonderfully diverse world. By approaching each project with a simple yet clearly defined vision he is able to build a strong emotional bond between the subject and the audience. His drive and desire to tell the untold stories of the human condition steers him around the world in search of that fulfillment. As an artist I enjoy discussions centered around emotion, and in particular discussing projects in terms of feeling. How do we want to feel as filmmakers, how do we wish to portray that feeling, what journey do we wish to guide the viewer along.

www.kabeershaik.com