As a writer, when I interview people I’m looking for the story – the thread that I can use to piece an article together. Normally this doesn’t pose a problem, but when I met with seventeen-year-old Khalid Al Sahaly I wanted more from him.
After seeing his photography on his flickr page I was so impressed with what he could capture in a single image, I expected him to be able to articulate the same in words. But of course this is why he is a photographer, and this is why photography is such a powerful medium. One click and you can capture something that perhaps can never be expressed in words. A photograph can convey an emotion, a feeling; it can just make you feel something even if you don’t know what it is. I asked Khalid some questions but I felt the images on these pages said so much more than he could tell me or I could write so I’ll let the images speak for themselves.
What makes a good photograph?
One that carries a message, well-composed and exposed, and artistically presented.
Have you exhibited any of photos?
Yes. I’ve participated in two exhibitions so far, Kuwait Youth Photographers and Without Boundaries that was held in FA Gallery last year.
What are your photographs about?
In my photography I reflect my emotions, my state of mind or that of who I am photographing. It always carries a vision or a story hidden in the details.
See more of Khalid’s work at: www.flickr.com/photos/khalid-al-sahley.