ABOUT FARID ZAHIDI

ABOUT ME

My name is Mohammad Farid Iqbal B. Mohammad Zahidi. I was born in February 16,  in Greenwood. I’m a portrait photographer who absolutely loves his job. I appreciate the people i meet, the place i go, the hours i keep, and the spontaneity in every shoot.

If you know anything about me, you know that vision is a massive part of who I am and how I operate my life on a daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly basis. I place a massive importance on self-awareness and end-goal strategy, and I spend a lot of my time doing the things that will connect those two. So, I sat down with a paper and I wrote down my life goals, working backwards, step-by-step. It’s a process called “reverse engineering,” and it helps you keep track of your smaller goals while you’re working your way to your bigger goal. The first step is to begin with the end-goal in mind, and then list out practical steps to get there over time, going down the line.

I am a very perfectionist type of person, I obsessed over every detail. Every time I go out shooting or editing a photos, I give it my best, because that is what successful people do. When I first started photography, it was 2011, when I was in engineering school. Back then it was just a hobby, and the only thing that helped me keep being a photographer until now was that I forced myself to create and upload a new piece of artwork, every day, for an entire year.

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ADVICE

My best advise I can give to all of you is, whatever you choose to pursue in life, be the best at it, because life is too short to be average. Be different, be creative, make people notice.

I’m on my way to be the best photographer. Some of you just getting started. Be patient, don’t rush, chill out, you are on your way. Every photographer in all of the history was a horrible photographer for some period of time. They learned, they grew, they had dark days, they persevered, that is the way of an artist. Just be patient, keep on going. Transformation takes time, and from what I’ve seen in my life, it really is worth the wait.

Never stop learning, never stop practice, because practice makes perfect. You see I study art, the greats weren’t great because at birth they could paint. The greats were great because they paint a lot.