The Concept of Expression: Hamid Haq

The next model I have picked to photograph for my photography series is my close friend, Hamid Haq.

With it being almost a year since I last met up with Hamid, it was so good to finally meet up with him again after such a long time, and on a decent day too, as me, Hamid, and a couple of friends paid a visit to Lavender Fields, which is a beautiful place to visit if you’ve got the free time on your hands, and also the best spot for photography.

With this small photo-set, I captured a few off-guard headshots of Hamid, with two headshots where I asked him to pose based on his mood and personality. Considering he’s a natural when it comes to modelling, this gave me the chance to explore his personality through the emotions he presented.

Below are the two photographs I’ve hand-picked from this photo-set which I feel are my two best photos to show in black and white.

Hamid’s modelling presence in this photo-set, to me, is evident, because out of the 7 photos, 5 of the photographs were actually off-guard of him in the moment unaware to me taking these photos,

Hamid has that quality to model any pose because his personality is unique and his emotions shine through in these photos.

The realisation is the emotions behind the expressions he’s made, as he appears confident, but from a perspective where mental health comes in, I can see some of his real emotions even though they may not necessarily be present on the first glance, and the emotions appear to show he may be happy, but in reality, he might be feeling unhappy deep down.

This the emotion I wanted to capture where just because you see him happy or confident here doesn’t necessarily mean he could be feeling the same behind the facial expressions he has made off-guard, including the poses I asked him to make.

Mental health is often ignored, but I want to change that, and I hope that the photo-sets I’ve produced so far, including this photo-set, inspire every single one of you who may be going through a tough time that there’s always hope and light at the end of the tunnel and that you deserve to seek the best help, support and treatment where possible.

Mental health shouldn’t be ignored. It should be acknowledged and everyone should know that we are all different, not the same and that you are always free to express yourself in your own personality.

You are always free to appear how you want to appear, and if anyone judges you, they’re only judging themselves. Dress how you want to dress, be who you want to be and be yourself in a world that expects otherwise. Be yourself.

You’re unique. No one can change that.

If you feel there are any improvements I can make for next time, I would love to hear your responses and if you liked this photo-set, please feel free to share this photo-set on with everyone you know.

Alex Smithson

DSLR Used: Nikon D3300

Lens Used: 18 – 55 mm NIKKOR Lens

Date of Photo-Set Produced: Sunday 17th June 2018

Hebe Jebe!

Mother Nature certainly had a case of the Hebe Jebes!

Did Mother Nature experience a case of the Hebe Jebes where you are?

I would love to hear your responses.

Alex Smithson

Oh Sweet Carolina!

Oh Sweet Carolina! You sure did blossom on such a perfect day!

Oh Sweet Carolina! Did she blossom for you?

I would love to hear your responses.

Alex Smithson

Luxurious Lily!

What a Luxurious Lily!

Ever seen a luxurious lily?

I would love to know.

Alex Smithson

Magic Mallow!

A Magic Mallow indeed for Mother Nature!

Did you see a Magic Mallow?

Please tell me. I would love to hear your responses.

Alex Smithson

The Spindled Heart of Nature!

Mother Nature certainly has a Spindled Heart!

Did you witness Mother Nature’s Spindled Heart?

I would love to know. Please feel free to let me know by submitting a comment below.

Alex Smithson

Leaves of Green!

The leaves of green decided to shine through with pure colour and vibrancy.

Did the leaves of green beam with pure colour and vibrancy for you?

Please tell me. I would love to know.

Alex Smithson

Adorable Azalea!

What an adorable azalea! It was quite rare to see a plant like this blossom so early in the morning.

Have you seen this plant before? If so, where?

I would love to know. Please feel free to leave a comment below.

Alex Smithson.

Dainty Dandelion!

What a Dainty Dandelion on a warm Summer day!

Have you spotted any dainty dandelions?

Please tell me. I would love to know.

Alex Smithson

Serene Summer!

What a Serene Summer for this other Daisy I found!

Don’t you just love the quiet, calm, peaceful and serene feeling of Summer?

I do!

Please tell me if you love the serene feeling of Summer. I would love to know.

Alex Smithson