Top 10 Fashion photographers in the UAE

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Fashion photographers have played a big role in the fashion industry. These men and women have dedicated much of their lives to perfecting the art. These fashion photographers would transform images of models and places into outstanding pictures that paint the world as a very beautiful place to live in. however, if you were to mention all the photographers in the world, it would require a lifetime of listing down names. In the UAE alone, there are very many fashion photographers as the industry has really set up a good foundation in the region.

This list introduces you to the top 10 fashion photographers in the United Arab Emirates. These photographers are legendary for their work, having worked with big fashion labels, and fashion models and may have worked in various parts of the world. Every aspiring model from the UAE and environs always dreams of appearing in their portfolios.

Let us jump right in;

Mazen Abusrour

You probably would not mention fashion photography in the UAE without the name Mazen Abusrour coming up. Mazen is one of the most sought-after fashion photographers in the United Arab Emirates and has also worked in some parts of the Middle East and in countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, India, etc. He has also worked and collaborated with renowned photography production houses not only in Dubai but in many other parts of the world.

Mazen Abusrour is ranked among the top celebrity photographers worldwide having worked with celebrities from Hollywood, Bollywood, and also the Middle East. Some of the celebrities he has worked with include; PRINCE, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, David Harbor, Shah Rukh Khan, Lindsay Lohan, Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kadim Al-Saher, George Kurdahi, Tamer Hosny, and also top models such as Chanel Iman, Elle Macpherson, Shanina Shaik, among many others.

Apart from being a celebrated celebrity and fashion photographer, Mazen is also a portrait, advertising, and commercial photographer. His work has severally been published in a number of VOGUE editions, L’OFFICIEL, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, GRAZIA, Esquire ME, Marie Claire, and many others. Companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Dior, CHANEL, GUCCI, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, KODAK, Donna Karan, KENZO, Tory Burch, Burberry, and Samsung are just but a few companies that have used Mazel Abusrour services before.

Toufic Araman

Toufic Araman is an award-winning photographer whose main interests are in fashion, beauty, and luxury. His photography style has been dubbed; passionate, poetic, mischievous, elegant, unpredictable, and mysterious. He has worked in different places of the world including Dubai, Beirut, Cairo, and New York.

Araman is the founder and owner of Araman Studio, popularly known as ASTUDIO, which has a long reach across the Middle East. The studio has won over 10 awards in the UK, US, and Australia. Some of these include the IPA and Lucie awards.

Some of the campaigns and clients Araman has worked with include; HSBC, Leo-Burnett, Vogue, Marie Claire, Nike, Harper Bazaar, Herbal Essences, JWT, L’Oréal Paris, Swarovski, Impact BBDO, Cartier, Qatar, and Emirates Airlines.

Sameer Belvalkar

Sameer is one of the most sought-after fashion photographers in the United Arab Emirates. Having started off in India, Sameer now heads the fashion photography division at The Crew Fashion Photography, Dubai. Over the past 15 years, Sameer’s photography has carried with him difference and elegance, making him stand out as a very talented fashion photographer.

Atif AbuSamra

Having lived and been raised in different parts of the world was one of the motivations why Atif AbuSamra chose to follow his passion. Having been born in Sudan, Atif then lived in Belgrade before moving to London. It was here he studied civil engineering thereafter getting a nice job. To him, however, his passion was elsewhere; photography! He has since then built on his art and is currently one of the best fashion photographers in the UAE, with his base in Dubai.


With a portfolio full of stunning global celebrities, Kamie Photography is a brand name that is associated with elegance and class. Having completed his studies in film, photography, and TV, Kamie has since built himself to become one of the best fashion photographers in the UAE. He has also worked in Pakistan, Srilanka, Thailand, and Egypt. With over 6 years of experience in the field, Kamie has managed to build a name as one of the best fashion photographers in the UAE.

Alex Jeffries

Having been a resident of Dubai for over 15 years, Alex is a renowned fashion photographer who has worked with a number of highly profiled celebrities and companies. He is only one of two photographers in the UAE Associateship qualification from The British Institute of Professional Photography. He is also part of the X-rite Coloratti Group of Professionals, which is a collection of the best photographers in the world who understand and implement good color photography. With over 25 years of experience in both the UAE and the UK, Alex is indeed a world-class fashion photographer.

Maha Nasra Eddé

Having been born in Beirut, Maha Nasra Eddé is a very talented photographer who currently resides in the UAE. Her key focus is usually on Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle, Luxury Brands, etc. Maha’s journey began in Canada where she worked as a Designer and Art Director for several years. She then joined and perfected the art of photography when she came to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2002. Ever since then, she has become one of the best the region has ever had.

Issa Saleh

Issa Saleh AlKindy is a fashion photographer based in Dubai. Having been born in Oman and raised in several countries, his passion and love for different cultures prompted him to become a photographer. Some of his works have been featured on the covers of Forbes. He is also one of Marie Claire’s best contributors.

Jef Anog

Jef Anog is a trained photographer and theater actor. He is a versatile photographer with a keen interest in fashion and lifestyle. He has over the years been providing professional photography services to both individual and commercial clients. Some of his works have been featured in prints and campaigns such as; Eluxe Magazine, MUSE Arabia, Zara’t Al Khallej, MONA AL MANSOURI, Forbes Woman Magazine, and many others.

Pankaj Shah

Having moved to Dubai in 1998, Pankaj was already a renowned photographer whose services were being sought after in many countries such as the USA, UK, Singapore, Japan, etc. There are more than 250 magazine and book covers to her credit, an experience which has had her working with some very big companies and high-profile individuals.

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