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18 Mar 14 at 12 am

class portrait shoot for the gradshow,

4 years of study ending in a couple more months.. so fast!

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12 Mar 14 at 6 pm

D/Es

We’ll be having a shoot tomorrow and friday for the class for our gradshow later this year, and we’re planning to do a double exposure edit to the photos to give them some extra points on the ‘cool’ scale. :D

These are just practice edits of myself to get the hang of photoshop after not using it for a long long long long time.


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13 Jun 13 at 1 am

Ebrahim + Khairunnisa,

A Honeymoon in Turkey.

Ebrahim, one of my very very good friends for nearly 8 years now recently got married a couple of weeks ago and i am very very very happy for him!

i am very honoured really to be able to take photos of them, especially on their honeymoon (dont worry i didnt crash them the whole time!) but really, i am sooooo happy to take these photos for them! alhamdulillah.

and also they’re so easy to work with! (good job guys!)

 anw, turkey has really been AMAZING. i am in love with this country. i never thought i would love it this much, but i really do. the people are so warm and friendly, the food is good, there are mosques everywhere (its really amazing when you hear several azans going on at the same time!), it has so much history and of course, it is so so so beautiful.

and insyaAllah i would like to bring my parents here one day, and of cource not forgetting my wife insyaAllah for my honeymoon! (HAHA doa for me to find a good wife that will be the coolness to my eyes first!)

the thing is, i only spent a week there, which is really reallllllly short, but it was enough to make it like it a whole lot, especially cappadocia! it was a beautiful old town, with fairy chimneys all around, very relaxed atmosphere with not many people at all, and of course i got to stay in a cave room!

i’ll post more photos of turkey when im free, but i was too excited to work on these photos before i wanted to do anything else.

i hope you guys like this set as much as i loved being a part of it.

with love,
Haikal Aziz

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19 Apr 13 at 5 pm

little sayram boy,

i said i was going to post a set of just him, so here it is. haha! so cute this boy, i forgot his name, but i bet it was a short cute name.

living the carefree life,

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13 Mar 13 at 5 pm

dinner at a small shack,

that day we wanted something different so we went walking around and stopped by this little ‘restaurant’ for dinner. they only had banmien (dry noodles) and mameng (the meat and fats on skewers) which was as usual awesome.

we ordered a big bowl of banmien and shared, and we also had a couple of rounds of skewers. :D

you can see woman wearing the head scarf, most of the kazakhs living there are muslims! in fact the family we stayed with are also muslim.

when we ate, there wasnt anyone else around except for these 3 little kids. they were a little shy and keeps stealing glances at us. but that was at first, until we spoke the little mandarin we knew and impressed them a little!

we didnt exchange much, just laughs and a few words here and there. they knew a little english though. they knew numbers and we had a little conversation about how much the meal cost.

anyway, this last kid, the one in the last photo, we were wondering is he was a boy or a girl. haha because i thought that shes was a girl, i mean, look at what she’s wearing! but someone thought otherwise..

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01 Mar 13 at 5 pm

marriage by the lake,

we were walking by the lake and we saw this. they probably just got married, the was a crowd of family and friends with them and they were actually very curious to see us.

and look at her wedding dress!

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26 Feb 13 at 9 pm

THIS boy,

i have so many of his photos throughout the days and i will post a set of this cute boy soon. we were not really sure if he was a he or she at first, i mean, he’s wearing this cute flowery top!

but this little man is living the life. they let him walk about on his own with his little tricycle and that’s what he does all day.. he doesnt talk much, doesnt really seem to be bothered by anything and actually he’s very quiet, just a little shout of excitement once in awhile, but definitely an overall cutie.

he’s the youngest of the family we were living with. how could i forget his name.. but it definitely was something short and cute.

THIS boy,
i have so many of his photos throughout the days and i will post a set of this cute boy soon. we were not really sure if he was a he or she at first, i mean, he’s wearing this cute flowery top!
but this little man is living the life. they let him walk about on his own with his little tricycle and that’s what he does all day.. he doesnt talk much, doesnt really seem to be bothered by anything and actually he’s very quiet, just a little shout of excitement once in awhile, but definitely an overall cutie.
he’s the youngest of the family we were living with. how could i forget his name.. but it definitely was something short and cute.
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26 Feb 13 at 6 pm

riding young,

after putting our bags down at our yurt, we walked around a little to the other village nearby.

it’s pretty cool how young boys have their own horses, and do they sure know how to ride them! i would want a horse. they’re so cool.

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17 Feb 13 at 5 pm

a mini set of black and whites of my time volunteering in SECMOL,

in the city of leh, ladakh, kashmir.

there’s more to it but tumblr is set to having it max at 10 photos, so here are some of my favourites.

i hope you like them.

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16 Feb 13 at 7 pm

sleeper bus to yili,

before we even got on the bus, i got a whiff of what it smelt like.. smelly, smelly sweaty feet. not as bad as the first one, but it is still bad, trust me.

its like if you dont wear socks and your feet sweat a whole lot and it stinks and its exactly like that, except that it’s worse cos it’s a combination of 20 odd pairs of shoes and feet.

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16 Feb 13 at 3 pm

handsome man,

i think he looks like clint eastwood. like really. dont you think so? he looks super cool, with that hat on, has deep green eyes and looks like a total badass. like clint eastwood.

ok anw, this was at the stop at kuytun, while waiting for the bus. basically we didnt know which city to go for us to reach sayram lake, but the bus station staff were so nice and helpful.

we wanted to get tickets but this young lady selling the tickets just told us to go into the waiting area and wait. she couldnt speak english, just like a few words and it was really cute! she seemed like those kampung kampung girls that came to the city to work. she was super nice and helpful, she went out of the cubicle where she was selling the tickets to help us, even with her little english, she tried her best to make it easy for us.

we waited for quite a long time like 4-5 hours i think? and everytime we felt very unsure, we would go up to her cubicle and point to the watch and she would just smile sweetly and with her hands tell us to wait.

anw, squatting seems to be like the thing also in china. i tried, but i cant do that for long. it hurts my knees.

i would just wanna say that i think this man looks super cool. that’s all.

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15 Feb 13 at 7 pm

bus to kuytun,

the next morning we left burqin for kuytun. wait i think its kuytun.. our next destination would be sayram lake. but there was no buses that would go there straight, so kuytun was the nearest city, or at least where the buses would go from burqin.

my bag is the one with the orange sides. hahah im the lightest traveler amongst my friends and i use disposables, much to the disgust and hate from my brothers. hahahaha.

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13 Feb 13 at 4 pm

burqin boy,

he looked really mixed, and looks a little russian. and he’s got these cool green eyes.

he didnt say anything when i went to him to say a few words and to take this photo. he just looked and gave a faint smile as i left him with his green bottle.

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20 Dec 12 at 12 am

this is a picture of me at the taklamakan desert when we camped the night there with the camels and some locals.

i was just looking through my photos and wow i miss traveling.

anw, i havnt been posting pictures cos im pretty busy now! i know school just ended but i got myself this intern job at this design company, stuck.

also i went on a short trip to kuala lumpur in malaysia with the family the past weekend which was really nice, alhamdulillah.

i turned 23 last friday, alhamdulillah, so happy birthday to myself. HAHA ok.

that is all. i wanted to post something, but i didnt feel like posting any of the photos from kanas. and i was looking for a nice picture with me in it since i dont get many of those. HAHA. ok. sorry. good. night.



this is a picture of me at the taklamakan desert when we camped the night there with the camels and some locals.i was just looking through my photos and wow i miss traveling. anw, i havnt been posting pictures cos im pretty busy now! i know school just ended but i got myself this intern job at this design company, stuck.also i went on a short trip to kuala lumpur in malaysia with the family the past weekend which was really nice, alhamdulillah.i turned 23 last friday, alhamdulillah, so happy birthday to myself. HAHA ok.that is all. i wanted to post something, but i didnt feel like posting any of the photos from kanas. and i was looking for a nice picture with me in it since i dont get many of those. HAHA. ok. sorry. good. night.
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05 Dec 12 at 10 pm

such a sweetheart,

she stood there as i took photos of her, while her mother and aunts prepare dinner for us. how can you not wanna squeeze her! the dinner was rather epic. it was our first big meal, its called dapangi, a meal with a whole chicken cooked with curry and flat noodles, shared by four of us and our new korean friend we made.

kanas lake

(Source: locallad)