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Interview/tutorial by Editor Michel Romaggi in collaboration with the author Ibrahim Nabeel
Published by Head Editor Yvette Depaepe, the 14th of October 2021




Hi Ibrahim …

What does this picture represent? Is it a building?
Under what circumstances did you take it? Where, when, an artistic intention?
What equipment (camera, lens) and what settings did you use?
First of all, I would like to thank you, dear Michel, for this interview and thanks to 1x for giving all members the opportunity to learn and develop.

I took this image while I was photographing a building for one of the companies I deal with.
In fact, I am interested in abstract work and small details inspire me a lot.  I find them very interesting.
I used a Canon EOS 6D Mark II with a 24-105mm lens.
Settings: 1/125 s, f/9, ISO 250.
Then, I chose these colours to highlight the angles, the geometric shapes and the sinuous lines. 
In the end, I fell in love with these colours and found them very suitable.


It seams that shapes and colours are an essential source of your creativity.  Isn't it?
What does attract you to this kind of picture?
However, you often choose to use black and white too.  Can you explain these choices?
As I said before, I am attracted by small details and shapes and I find them interesting.
I use colours to highlight the geometric shapes and lines and to highlight as well, the idea.

According to BW, to me it represents another world and a different dimension. 
I think that it translates the feeling differently from colour images.







I like diversity! I do not like monotony or adherence to a certain type or style.  I consider my eyes as a small portable camera.  I record what attracts me it in my mind and imagine the scene before visiting again and shooting on that location on the right moment!
Sometimes it also happens spontaneously!  
Landscape photography needs to be prepared in advance to be able to choose the right time and to have the right equipment.


In your portfolio, we can see architecture photography, landscape photography, colour images as well as black and white images, and sometimes heavily edited photographs.  Can you tell us a little about your photographic vision?
My vision of photography is a passion and a talent that needs to be constantly nurtured and refined through visual feeding and access to everything new in the world of photography and learning from others.





'Wadi Rum'



Please tell us a little more about yourself, your life and your passion of photography, Ibrahim?
My father is an old school photographer and has had his own studio since 1971.  I was born in a house full of photographers and I have been working in photography for almost 15 years!
I started to practice a more artistic style about three years ago.  I had some serious difficulties at the beginning because there is such a big difference between commercial or touristic photography and artistic photography.   I transferred my artistic taste to a big qualitative leap and I became more familiar with all the big and small details around me!
I made a huge effort to improve my technique and to reach my current level.
I always wanted to learn more and to improve myself.  I would love to put my artistic signature in every place and corner of this world!  That's why I participated in international competitions and got several international awards and distinctions.





'Hidden worlds'

In the end, I would like to thank the 1x website!  I am aware that this site has played a great role in my evolution and that all I learned here from other talented photographers.
Thanks to you too, dear Michel.

Best regards to all 1x members.

Thank you very much for answering my questions and sharing some of your work with us, Ibrahim.

Great article and great images. Love your work Ibrahim!
thank you very much my friend
Great interview. A photographer with wide range of photographic skills. My compliments Ibrahim.
thank you very much dear friend Marc for your nice comment
فوق العاده هستید ابراهیم دید شما خیلی به ما عکاسا کمک میکنه
Nice work Ibrahim !
thank you very much
great interview , you really deserve the best Ibrahim
thank you very much Saad
Great interview Ibrahim, and mind blowing works. Congratulations.
thank you very much Emel for your nice comment
You are an artist in every sense of the word. I enjoy your style and the way you work and every detail of your style is inspiring
thank you very much ibrahim for your comment
thank you
Amazing photography and amazing photographer.. All Best Wishes dear Ibrahim
thank you very much tajouj for your nice comment
Wonderful work to admire! Thank you for this pleasant article of extraordinary art, such a joy!
Work to admire! Wonderful work and article!
thank you very much Gerda
First of all, I would like to thank dear Michel for this interview and for allowing me to speak. Thank you very much, Michel And certainly thanks to 1x for everything it provides
What a pleasure to read dear Ibrahim your testimony regarding photography. I must admit that you are one of the finest photographers on 1X. Thanks Michel for this excellent interview and selection of photos. My compliments
Thank you Arnon
thank you very much Arnon for your nice comment
congratulations, well done Ibrahim
thank you very much
Really admire your style of work and technique Ibrahim...great interview and exceptional images as always! My congratulations to you . Compliments and thanks to Editor Michel .. Regards
Thank you very much Rana
Thank you very much, Rana, for your kind words and support. I really appreciate this
Great interview, Ibrahim! And your works are mind-blowing! Congrats!
Thank you very much, for your kind words and support. I really appreciate this
Well done dear Ibrahim , congratulations 👏
Thank you very much, dear Karim
Mind blowing work ..i've really enjoyed readindg this interview.Keep going up Ibrahim
Thank you very much Wafa for your nice comment