Luqman: Art in Photography
Text by Leslie Ashford Motley
Looking at his inspired photography, it's hard to believe it wasn't obvious to him that he was born to be a photographer. Luqman came to the U.S. in 1985 to study Architecture at the University of Houston in Houston, TX. He was interested in art: painting and drawing; but photography wasn't on his radar. His exposure to photography was limited to a few classes that required the use of an AE-1 Canon manual camera, shooting black and whites. He admits to really enjoying the classes in college, but didn't see it in his future. It remained a hidden talent until some years later. Today, it's a different story. His artistic acumen complements his technical expertise and culminates into a dynamic art form.