Waleed Shah

Photographer | Creative Thinker | Entrepreneur

Hi there. So you’ve made it this far and want to know a little about me. You’re probably expecting some really well thought out tag line about how I can bring your vision to life at a reasonable budget, right? Well, that doesn’t do much, so let me tell you my story.

I live in United Arab Emirates, born and raised there actually. The first thing everyone asks is usually where I’m from and I never answer that on our first date. I might tell you over a cup of coffee later though. I’m a Chemical Engineer by education, started my career working in the oil industry and slowly discovered my love for photography. I’ve had the opportunity to work with the finest establishments in the entertainment industry, talented local artists and international legends passing through the UAE, and some of the coolest fashion brands out here. I hate to name drop in conversation so there’s a client list on my home page. My journey got recognised by Fujifilm Middle East and I am honoured to called myself an Official Fuji-X-Photographer.

That’s me in a nutshell. I do urge you to get in touch with me regardless how big or small your project is or even if you’ve just got an idea that you want to kick around. I’d love to talk.


waleed@waleedshah.ae
Phone: +971 50 6142063

Waleed is one of the first names I reach out to when we have job which needs creativity, passion and professionalism. He’s a pleasure to work with and we can trust the results

Shaun Warner
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It was great working with Waleed. He was able to connect with the subject and reflect the emotions of the moment through his creative photography.

Yas Island
Marketing Team
Waleed Shah's photography captures the spirit of performances at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi with the eye of a true artist. His work goes far beyond merely documenting the event, and brings a unique artistic perspective that results in iconic images

Bill Bragin
Executive Artistic Director
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New York University Abu Dhabi
Had an amazing experience working with Waleed. He is talented, hard-working and most importantly extremely communicative and reliable. 5 stars!

Benjamin Von Wong
Internation Epic Photographer
Waleed Shah is the best performance photographer in the business!

Sharon Levy
Living Performing Arts Producer and Presenter
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New York City
I had the pleasure of being photographed by this gentleman a few times during the the times I've performed here in Dubai. I use the word "pleasure" because Waleed has an unusual knack for capturing the true nature of his subject while somehow knowing what the subject wants to see in him/herself in a photograph. Such talent is not only attributed to mere intuition. It is a gift and a clear sign of self/general awareness; a quality that I find is paramount to the success and well being of any human being on this earth.

Jay Abo
Singer/Songwriter
Waleed makes the camera sing. Watching him do his work is poetry in motion. He has captured me in the most compromising situations while holding onto great composition, lighting and sharpness. He has the eye of Sauron, that sees things that our regular vision will never be able to grasp. A king in his own right, who can capture portraits, concerts, products, landscapes, you name it, with great style and effortlessness.

Zain Khan
Founder
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Sound Gaarden
Been booking Waleed for over a year and a half for all our weekly events at Stereo Arcade. He's by the far the most professional photographer we ever worked with. The photos he takes are just unbelievable. He's talented, always on time and great fun to work with.

Samantha Hamadeh
Marketing Manager
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Stereo Arcade
Waleed Shah's photography is more than outstanding. He has worked with us at some of the biggest events in the region, and the quality he delivers deserves high praise, and is why we only use his services for all of our performances.

Gary Tierney
Managing Director
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The Boxtones