The Balcony Series by Areesh Zubair is the Answer to Photography Right Now!

A Pakistani photographer, Areesh Zubair decided to make the most out of the current situation by bringing a twist on modern photography and introducing the ‘Durr Se Portrait’ – The Balcony Series. The photographer decided to go to people’s homes and take portraits from their streets while they pose on their balconies and terraces. The…

A Pakistani photographer, Areesh Zubair decided to make the most out of the current situation by bringing a twist on modern photography and introducing the ‘Durr Se Portrait’ – The Balcony Series. The photographer decided to go to people’s homes and take portraits from their streets while they pose on their balconies and terraces. The concept is to capture life in lockdown and to reflect on how an average person is dealing with it.

Zubair has been responsible in ensuring that all social distancing protocols are put to practice amid creating the Balcony Series.

Areesh Zubair
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Zubair’s initiative of bringing a new perspective to photography in light of the latest pandemic is worth appreciation not only because it’s something very fresh but also because it send out the right message of practicing social distancing as it shows people in ‘portraits’ from afar, in quarantine.

Seeing such a refreshing concept of modern photography in the contemporary times take shape so beautifully is truly heart warming.

Here are some of our favourite lives from the Durr Se Potrait series!

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#DuurSePortrait of Amjad Bhatti and His Mother. @amjad_bhatti . Amjad asked me to photograph him weeks ago, but I was Amjad ka to kise bhe din shoot kr lain gy. So finally that kise bhe din finnaly came. When I called him to come up on balcony, he was like I have a guest, and guess what. The best guest Mr Bhatti could ever invite. It was such a pleasure shooting them, what a wonderful experience. . Wow no? . *These photographs were taken from street with a very safe distance. Following all the social distancing protocols* . Trying to make most out of our current situation! . Stay Safe l Stay Strong* . #TheBalconySeries during #Lockdown #AmjadBhatti #AreeshZubair . #isolation #socialdistancing #Balcony #Pakistan #Lahore #streetphotography #portrait #portraits #PakistanFightsCorona #Covid #corona #artduringisolation #MotherSon #familyportrait

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#DuurSePortrait of @zainabreza91 . Zainab really wanted to do this series but she thought that this balcony might not be big or good enough for the shoot, I convinced her to that we just need any open space, with just enough hight so that we are maintaining safe distance, rest I'll manage! And I think we did good in this shoot as well!! . *These photographs were taken from a very safe distance. Following all the social distancing protocols* . Trying to make most out of our current situation! . Stay Safe l Stay Strong* . #TheBalconySeries during #Lockdown #ZainabReza #AreeshZubair . #isolation #socialdistancing #Balcony #Pakistan #Lahore #streetphotography #portrait #portraits #PakistanFightsCorona #Covid #corona #artduringisolation #MotherSon #familyportrait

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#DuurSePortrait of Imran and Bareeha Mr. @mirafique Mrs. @bfkazmi Together. @thosewhowentastray . #DurSayPortraitWeddingSpecial . 24th April around 8:30 I get this phone call from a random number, guy (Imran) tells me his wife is a huge fan of my balcony series. Told me they had their Nikah done already and will be coming to Lahore for Ruksati and go back to Islamabad. Said he wants me to photograph them for #DuurSePortrait and this will be a surprise to his wife. Obviously I happily agreed. 🙂 . And this is what they had to say afterwards. "It was exceptionally kind of you to take out the time and put in the effort. We can not reiterate enough how much we appreciate your generosity. And there are no words to describe the joy it brought us. It really was the best thing about the day. Thank you so much. . Sending loads of prayers your way." . #TheBalconySeries during #Lockdown #AreeshZubair

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