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Aiza Naeem is the New Favourite Photographer in Town

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If you are getting married anytime soon, you love photography or you are part of the young lot, Aiza Naeem is the name that would sound familiar to you. Aiza is a 25-year-old talented girl, graduated two years ago from the University of South Asia in Mass Communication.

In no time, Aiza has become a favorite of so many. You will always see her covering some popular weddings, models, and shoots. We at Daily Paperazzi had an exclusive conversation with the young photographer and definitely there is a lot to learn from her if you are on your way to choosing a career path. 

What makes you stand out from the rest of the photographers?

Umm, I don’t feel like that. All of my fellow photographers have been doing amazing work. Sometimes I just look at them and tell myself that Oh’ I need to work on myself a lot. I love how this space is filling up with new young talent.

Every other person with a DSLR is a photographer. What are your thoughts on this?

We are in the era of digital media. It’s all about photos now. We take pictures of everything so access to the camera is way easier than before. People love taking photos but it doesn’t mean they want to do it for their whole lives or can handle it professionally. You can only do it if you are extremely passionate about it. It’s just a hobby for many people and that’s okay! I mean people and their likes/dislikes keep changing. I always wanted to be a teacher when I was a child and used to have a whiteboard in my home where I would teach my imaginary students every day.

You are the celebrities’ favorite photographer nowadays. What’s the reason?

Haha No, It’s not like that. I just got to work with a few of them which was a great experience tho.

Now that many weddings have been postponed, and there is a trend of quarantine weddings, how is it affecting your work if at all?

It hasn’t affected my work much because I am mostly doing fashion, and I have always loved to be a part of small intimate weddings. So right now it is exactly how I wanted it to be.

If there is a situation like right now for a year, what will be your everyday routine and how will you keep going with your passion for photography?

Ah, like the Situation right now it’s much better and it’s the new normal now. Even in the lockdown, I used to photograph things and kept planning for post lockdown shoots.

Whose work has influenced you the most?

I can’t name only one person as there’s always something in someone’s work that I see and admire a lot. I believe that Everyone has some unique element in their work that distinguishes them and can’t be ignored. In my opinion, every artist is constantly observing and looking for something new to learn. So all these little inspirations when combined influence one’s work and helped one improve at the same time. So yes, in this way my all senior photographers like Natasha Zubair, Seemab Saqib, Arsalan Manzoor, Naveed Amjad, Maham Iqbal, Stopstyle have influenced me. We have such young talented people here that I feel wrong for not taking the names of all of them. I mean I remember when I was not a photographer and I used to spend 1-2 hours daily on Instagram stalking their profiles and observing how they work.

What is that one thing you learnt over time but you wish you knew it when you started this profession?

I learnt with time that “things you really want will surely happen one day”.

You just have to be very patient and consistent.

 

We have spotted celebrities and bloggers/influencers in your work, are you planning to be affiliated with the media industry in the future?

Ah, Not at the moment but in the future Yes, I surely want to make films. Because I love telling stories so I want myself to be able to express it the way I feel it in my heart which is not possible now as I’m a little introverted But I’m working on it. Maybe one day 🙂

 

One thing that you still haven’t achieved but you aim to do so?

I haven’t achieved anything at all. I’m still struggling with it and it’s still a long long way to go. So yeah! a long ‘to do’ list

What advice would you give to an amateur photographer wanting to change their passion into a full-time profession? Do they need fancy equipment?

I would advise them to be very consistent and keep looking for ways but don’t stop. I started photography with my phone so you can start with whatever you have. It is about developing a habit, understanding the process, and learning how it’s gonna work.

Day Events or Night events?

Day events. I love daylight. It’s so vibrant and colorful.

Tell us the story behind your favorite picture

I think it has to be this photo. I wanted to do this shoot and convinced my friend who’s very camera shy. we went to Anarkali bazaar and he wore this paper mask. So when we started, everyone around us started looking at him and made fun of him which made him very nervous and he felt bad. Before starting this I also wanted to see how people would react to this. Sadly, we are those who are the first ones to point a finger but cant offer a hand. It’s the same for someone who’s going through a hard time and depression. You always feel that everyone’s looking at you, making fun of your situation, questioning your existence and you try to hide from them wearing a different identity, letting nobody see how you feel inside and end up not being cured. It stays with you, keeps haunting you for the rest of your life.

If you had to be a celebrity’s personal photographer, who would you choose?

Haha, Eman suleman, Deepika padukone, Dua Lipa!

Regular weddings or quarantine weddings?

Quarantine weddings; so small so intimate.

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Delay in diagnosis can result in long term disability

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An awareness seminar to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis was conducted at the Governor house Punjab, with joint collaboration of Arthritis Care Foundation and Scotmann Pharmaceuticals here in Lahore on Sunday 21 November.

The seminar was chaired by the honorable Governor of Punjab Chaudry Muhammad Sarwar, with awareness sessions conducted by chairperson Arthritis Care Foundation, Prof. Nighat Mir Ahmed, Co-chairperson Prof. Sumaira Farman Raja, and Co-chairperson and General Secretary, Prof. Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, and Dr. Saira E. A. Khan.

According to research done by the Arthritis Care Foundation with funding by World Health Organization, approximately 1 out of every 4th person is suffering from some kind of inflammatory joint disease.  If not diagnosed early, these conditions can result in long-term disability, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. State of the art department of Rheumatology with international standards and equipment has been initiated at the Central Park Teaching Hospital, served by highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff. Central Park Teaching Hospital also provides free treatment services for deserving patients with the support of the Arthritis Care Foundation.

 

The seminar highlighted the role of Vitamin D, diet, and exercise for healthy bones and joints, arthritis in children, young and elderly, and the common causes of back pain.

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Peng Salon celebrates Children’s Day, inviting Children Cancer patients for a Spa Day

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This Children’s Day, Peng Salon & Spa, one of the leading hair & skin clinics in Karachi came up with a thoughtful initiative for children suffering from cancer. They invited these young cancer warriors from Indus Hospital for a Spa Day at the salon to mark Children’s Day celebrations. The children were treated with professional salon & spa services for a relaxing & refreshing experience.

 

 

Kaneez Fiza & Nafisa Dawood, Incharge at the Psychosocial department at Indus Hospital, who accompanied the children stated that the children were happy and it was an amazing experience for the children as well as their team at the Peng Salon. According to Kaneez, it was the first time for the children that they had visited a salon and they loved every bit of it and were overjoyed with the experience.

These children, fighting their battle against Cancer, are dreamers – full of innocence, hope and happiness. These little angels enjoyed the services of their choice at the salon and they were all smiles with the kind of pampering they were provided with. Services such as Haircut, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, makeup etc. were provided that made their day extra special.

 

After going through months of grueling treatment, giving these brave warriors such a day was a thoughtful initiative by Peng Salon. Arranging a Spa Day on Children’s Day for these young children to give them moments of joy and happiness was a wonderful idea by the team. Their aim to make these children feel valued, loved and special while helping them make cherishing memories.

Children were overwhelmed with the services they were provided and were all smiles as they left for the hospital again. Thumbs up to Peng Salon for initiating such a thoughtful activity to celebrate Children’s Day!

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5 motivational thoughts to get you motivated by Canadian-Pakistani CEO, Muneeb Mushtaq

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Canadian Pakistani CEO and motivational speaker Muneeb Mushtaq has given us many insightful and empowering thoughts over the years on the basis of his experiences as a young and dynamic businessman. The tech tycoon has been the founder of three tech business ventures and has managed to achieve so much at such a young age. And, he has given back his learning and knowledge by motivating, educating, and mentoring people to be successful in life.

Here are some motivational thoughts by the Forbes awarded entrepreneur Muneeb Mushtaq to get you motivated and beat the Monday blues:

 

  1. Get rid of the useless and negative clutter in your life

 

Muneeb Mushtaq suggests that it is important to subtract some of the unnecessary things from life to realise how insignificant they are. He advises us to get away from the insignificant and negative clutter in order to see an immediate positive impact. Worrying about what others think of us, trying to please everyone are some of the unimportant things we need to remove as soon as possible. According to him “When you remove what’s negative, it’ll add more space for what’s POSITIVE”!

 

  1. Don’t wait, just take the first step

 

The successful entrepreneur recommends us not to wait for other people or for the perfect moment to do what you have always wanted to do. There will never be a perfect time, situation or circumstances that would make you start working on your dreams. He advises us to just take the first step and get started.

 

  1. Failure is the opportunity to start over again, more wisely

 

The dynamic businessman is also of the view that failure provides an invaluable experience that makes it more likely to get success the next time around. He explains: “Till the time you don’t give up, the failures are just learning experiences, helping you to eventually succeed.”

 

  1. Respect the competition

 

Muneeb Mushtaq also shares this motivational thought that competition should be embraced and should be used as a driving force to push you further rather than fearing it. Competition is also a validation that there is a massive market and opportunity in the space to grow further.

 

  1. Change is important

Another motivating thought from Muneeb Mushtaq is that if you want change in life, then you should also be willing to change. He says, “If you are not willing to change, don’t expect your life to either”.

Follow Muneeb Mushtaq on Instagram @MuneebMushtaq for regular motivational posts.

 

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