Sara Hashim’s photography


Sara Hashim says she’s inspired by the written word – and so is her photography. Rich in color and thoughtful in expression, Sara Hashim’s photos have an artful abstraction. I love the pureness of concepts that allows open interpretation of Sara’s art. As is true of true art, every photo has a meaning unique to the viewer, their taste and experience.

Sara is a graduate of the Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture. Her photo prints are available for sale through her web gallery.

[Left photo: A print of Sara’s “The Giant’s House”]

12 Comments so far

  1. Syed Muhammad Nabeel (unregistered) on January 5th, 2006 @ 6:42 pm

    I m just browsing Sara’s gallery her work is awesome… shows her creativity and passion.

    PS. I m not sure but many pics seems electronically edited….

  2. Neelam (unregistered) on January 5th, 2006 @ 9:50 pm

    I would agree Syed.. But i take it photography these days doesn’t really mean photo’s being displayed as taken and printed..but actually worked on and edited before presenting (photoshop, dreamsuite).

    In anycase, these photos are very creative and interesting!

  3. Ramla A. (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 12:10 am

    Aye. Digitally enhanced, but photography is the primary medium of Sara’s art. very creative of her to go beyond the accepted norms, isn’t it?

  4. Ali (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 8:38 am

    Tru photography of the past was done with BRAINS! You had to know the actual mechanics of a camera. Today you point, click, and edit on photoshop. Its not the same! Having to figure out lighting conditions, shutter speed, film speed, aperature, etc is the way it is done right.


  5. Inspirex (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 8:48 am

    Ali…u can still call it photography if u just point and shoot…minus the photoshop…
    cos even the screen on the camera cant show the real strength or weakness of the picture ur taking….

    but once uve photoshoppped, thats the end…u can do anything….

    It can be called photo-art, but not photography itself…

  6. Illusionfs (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 10:47 am

    I agree with Inspirex, even after all that advancement in graphic softwares, the hardcore photographers do not use them because they know how to do it right with the camera. Using digital means to enhance the picture is arright, but depending on the software to do wonders for you on point&shoot pictures is not ok in my books.

    btw, good stuff @ Sara Hashim. anyone knows the pricing details?

  7. napoleon blown apart (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

    ALI : I agree that True photography of the past was done USING actual mechanics of a camera. i am also old school and agree with the mastery of using lighting conditions, shutter speed, film speed, aperature to create a creative piece. however,
    “BRAINS” can be also beused also by leaving a few established standards behind and takeup newer concepts to take the formative skill to another level…and i think sara’s work is original enough to be given that credit.

  8. Zag (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 5:09 pm

    Even in the days of yore, there was something called post production….. the true photographers spent hours in the dark room working on their pictures…… now, the dark room has been replaced by photoshop…..

  9. Ramla A. (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 7:38 pm

    Pointing, clicking, and editing on photoshop would take brains too, Ali. As for originality, true art, and spirit – in every age and with all mediums, there were masters and there were amateurs. Perhaps this is what we are all really talking about: good art, vs. bad art.

    As far as purity of a medium is concerned – why, since time immemorial, artists have challenged the norm and this actually sets them apart. The Impressionists who were branded as unorthodox were an example of this. And mediujm mixing is not unseen in art – clay with metal in sculptures; hair and metal with paint in paintings… it’s been there a long time!

    This is why I would not just reduce Sara’s art to “photoshopping” but invite us to see the concept. The Giant’s House, above, is obviously digitally enhanced. But is that just it?

  10. Ramla A. (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 7:40 pm

    Prints can be purchased by writing to:
    or to for further queries.

  11. Syed (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 10:03 pm

    Can we get to know what kind of camera used to shoot these pics. Looking good to me.
    I am going to buy a camera pretty soon. Most probably new digital SLR (Canno Rebel XT or Nikon D70) available in US market.
    If any of you wonderful peoples have comments or have know how of professional lenses, feel free to comment or contact me.

  12. Asad ur Rehman (unregistered) on January 14th, 2006 @ 1:51 am

    her work is *AWESOME* the pictures that are not photoshopped are great photos, and the ones that are, are great art.

    i say we should all mail her to start a photoblog :)

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