Black and white photography is my favourite field, for I believe it allows me to capture the target in almost magic way that may produce images that are strong, pure and without any unnecessary distractions. I want people to experience what I feel during my process of image creation and to have fun while viewing them.
My name is Madiha Abdo, and I am a London-based photographer. I have keenly been interested in photography since childhood, which have led to my studying and completing photography courses at both Lambeth College and University of West London. For me, photography is indeed a self-expression that allows me to document the interesting world around myself. I also use photography as a way of connecting with both the audience and my subject.
When working on my black and white images, I give particular attention to the sources of light and contrast to create very interesting images that could pull on the viewers’ eyes.
As a visual artist, I am motivated to create photographs that capture certain interesting aspects of our world. I often visualize first my targets before clicking the shutter, while giving greater regard to lighting and composition. Indeed, the viewer can observe in many of my works figures captured while stepping into a shaft of light, surrounded by contrasting dark areas. This allows me to obtain interesting, stronger figure-to-ground focal points.