About Me

About me

Abdullah Saghir Ahmad

Photography is an art
It’s about finding extra-ordinary in an ordinary place

I am a self-taught storyteller from India who uses frames, films, and fiction to tell stories that make people feel something. My north star is to introduce people to hitherto unexperienced horizons of beauty. To inspire them to be more, to do more. To be the versions of themselves that they are low-key happy about on the inside. My work has been viewed millions of times on various social media platforms, magazines, online publications, film festivals, and on the cover of a book. I constantly work towards creating something that delivers a feeling.

I want my viewers to relate to my photographs through recognition of and familiarity with the locations, the situations, the emotions, and the energy so much that they wonder if they are there in the picture, looking at the scene with their own eyes.


On the cover of


A book on life and culture during lockdown by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee


Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects

My Portfolio

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Photo Essays

North – the quintessence of stays for creatives

North – the quintessence of stays for creatives July 14, 2022 Located on a picturesque hill on the left bank of river Beas in Naggar, North is an alternative creative campus. It’s a design institute that promotes traditional design practices of Himachal and is focused on bringing artistic micro-shifts towards a healthy and conscious way of living. TL;DR – My experience in a nutshell If you are looking for a place to connect with yourself, tap into your creative self,

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Dear 2021: Director’s Notes

Dear 2021: Director’s Notes March 13, 2022 Everything we see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to us. We create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe we perceive is specific to us. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. When you watch the short film ‘Dear 2021’ you will have an experience. Here are some notes from me aimed at highlighting my thought process and nuances of

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Traveling, not Tourism

Traveling, not Tourism December 24, 2021 “Recently, photography has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex and dancing—which means that, like every mass art form, photography is not practiced by most people as an art. It is mainly a social rite, a defense against anxiety, and a tool of power.” – Susan Sontag After both the first wave and the second wave of the pandemic, a large number of people started traveling ‘again’ out of their habitual (read:

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The Climb

The Climb March 16, 2021 The winter sky was dark and vengeful. The frigid wind was skin-seeping cold and it lashed us without mercy. Although, it carried a fragrance with it. It was spirit refreshing to smell the mulchy mix of the forest’s perfume. Four guys stood at the foot of the angel-white mountain. From the base, we gazed up at the rugose and rough-hewn mountains with a sense of awe. They were mysterious and catacomb quiet. The mountains hemmed

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View From My Window

View From My Window September 5, 2020 Windows make up most of the south wall of my lobby. They are old-style, door length windows broken up into 2 panes. My house is on the third floor and faces another building. Before the lockdown, we used to go to office and return home only at night when it was dark outside. And weekends used to fly away in attending to errands and going out with friends. But during this lockdown, I

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Reflections from my looking glass

Reflections from my looking glass July 26, 2020 ‘Self-portrait’ is an art-form where an artist self-consciously and self-critically explores their relationship with the medium in which they portray themselves. It gives us access to otherwise inaccessible and unexpected features of our own appearance in new and creatively significant ways. It requires not just self-examination but a presentation of the self to itself. A self-portrait is an attempt to place oneself into a more objective position towards oneself. It stimulates the

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