Amean J Fashion Photographer - Amean J Fashion Photography

Fashion photographer Amean J. is also a director and producer as well and establishing his name enormously in both Showbiz and Fashion industries.
Amean J. [born in Karachi 1974] first made a name for himself in fashion and advertising circles. Heralded for his seamless blending of art and craft, he quickly became the photographer of choice for fashionistas, discerning corporate clients and independent multimedia projects. But it was the striking imagery of his personal work that made him popular with critics and art lovers. Exhibitions like Zoo Blue, Karachi Cityscapes, Moharram and Sand & Water showcased the ease with which he dissects life, defines clarity and finds beauty in the mundane.

Fashion photographer Amean J. has learned Fashion photography under the guidance of worldwide and Pakistani Renowned Photographers,

Having studied under greats like Henry Horenstein [RISD], Ken Light and Michael Kolster [AAU] & assisted others like Dilip Mehta [CONTACT], he applied the techniques & work ethics he absorbed under them to establish a successful career way back in 1997,graduating with a BFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Having earned his spurs as a commercial artist, and portraitist of choice, Amean moved on. Driven by his need to learn more and to keep experiencing, in 2004 he enrolled in an MA in Media, Culture & Technology at the University of Luton/Bedfordshire [UK].

It is this kind of passion that makes Amean J. unique. He constantly seeks to enrich himself through exposure and experience. His imagery is informed by his cosmopolitan worldview. A Canadian Pakistani currently based in Karachi, Amean J’s work and name have been featured in publications like The New Yorker, Colors, Herald, Newsline and books such as ‘1000 signs’ by Taschen.

Director, photographer, producer - Amean J. has been many things to many projects. His skill with images as opposed to pictures is evidenced by his projects as director. These include a music video for the song Khuahish [Desire] by Rushk. A fresh take on war, the video was pulled off air soon after some decoded its political inspirations. Amean seeks to change the way people look at the world by constantly pushing the envelope to help image making transcend photography. Not content with wishing things were different, he looks through the lens and records them differently.

2005 saw him back in Pakistan, and the resurgence of his studio
18% grey, where an aesthetic sense shaped by Helmut Newton, Garry Winogrand, Joel Sternfeld and David Lachapelle combines with technique, teamwork and professionalism to bring finesse and freshness to advertisements, graphics, annual reports, corporate profiles, and print & multimedia productions.

An auteur, Amean J. is a part time faculty member at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, where he lectures on film appreciation, and conducts film making and photography workshops at the University of Karachi and Iqra University. He is currently working on 2 solo book projects, 'Men of the Match' [Greats from the Pakistan Cricket Team], & ‘BHV ZOO’ [lLife at the Bahwalpur Zoo]. Amean curated succesful shows such as '14/15', 'Then & Now' and an electronic photography exhibit, K'architecture'. Along with curating exhibits, he is also busy working on independent video projects. Amean is also a founding member of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan and is presently on the advisory board for KOEL Gallery. Uniquely placed to service the subcontinent and the Middle East, Amean J. and 18% Grey have become the studio of choice for clients seeking international standards of competence, creativity and professionalism.
He continues to photograph spaces; and people, where honesty is the only brief.

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Education of Amean J

MA [Media, Culture & Technology]
Degree Conferred | August 2005
University of Luton/Bedfordshire | United Kingdom

BFA [Photography]
Degree Conferred | August 1997
Academy of Art University | San Francisco

Rhode Island School of Design
Major: Photography | Sep 95 - Dec 1995

Academy of Art University | San Francisco
Major: Interior Design/Photography | Sep 94 - May 1995

University of Texas at Arlington
Major: Fine Art | Jun 94 – Aug 1994

Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture | Karachi
Major: Communication Design/Architecture | Aug 92 – May 1994

Summer 2010
Beyond The Digital Print | Mixed Media Printmaking
International Center of Photography | New York

Spring 2003
Advance Life Drawing
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design | Vancouver

Fall 2002/Spring 2003
Introduction to Film Production
Art of Cinematography
Acting for Film & Television
Film History | Learn from the Masters
Final Cut Pro | Editing Software
Vancouver Film School

Fall 2002
Writing Short Fiction
Langara College | Vancouver

Summer 2000
Intensive Italian
Istituto d' Art | Lorenzo dé Medici | Florence

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Amean J Studio Location

F /13 | off Khayaban-e-Jami | Clifton block 9
Karachi 75600 | Pakistan
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