Mount Everest to the moon: Picture perfect in Quetta

Published July 4, 2014
Taqi working in his studio. – Photo by Danial Shah
Taqi working in his studio. – Photo by Danial Shah
Taqi's photo studio. – Photo by Danial Shah
Taqi's photo studio. – Photo by Danial Shah
Taqi works on the post-processing of a customer's photo. – Photo by Danial Shah
Taqi works on the post-processing of a customer's photo. – Photo by Danial Shah
Customer, Tariq holds the final outcome of his photographs. – Photo by Danial Shah
Customer, Tariq holds the final outcome of his photographs. – Photo by Danial Shah
Photo sample of a customer with Benazir Bhutto. – Photo by Danial Shah
Photo sample of a customer with Benazir Bhutto. – Photo by Danial Shah
Taqi (L) works on post-processing with his customers. – Photo by Danial Shah
Taqi (L) works on post-processing with his customers. – Photo by Danial Shah
More photo samples seen in Taqi's studio. – Photo by Danial Shah
More photo samples seen in Taqi's studio. – Photo by Danial Shah
Taqi taking a photograph of his customer, Tariq. – Photo by Danial Shah
Taqi taking a photograph of his customer, Tariq. – Photo by Danial Shah
Photo sample of a customer with Shahid Afridi. – Photo by Danial Shah
Photo sample of a customer with Shahid Afridi. – Photo by Danial Shah
Another photo studio, similar to Taqi's. – Photo by Danial Shah
Another photo studio, similar to Taqi's. – Photo by Danial Shah

The Quetta we know through the mainstream media is mostly negative. Despite all that, what we tend to ignore is that everyday life does exist on normal basis and people struggle in the same way as people do in any other city to earn their living.

Taqi Hazara owns a small yet colourful photo-studio in Meezan Chowk, in the centre of Quetta city. The walls inside the studio are full of frames of colour photo-samples, a huge collection to choose from.

Taqi is an expert in photoshop and uses it for photo manipulation for his customers. His computer is full of soft copies of designs that are displayed on the wall. The customer sits with him and guides him on their desired style that they want to be in their photographs.

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