Shakeel Bin Afzal Cinematographer, Filmmaker and Fashion Photographer based in London. Shakeel’s work is strong in visual style and no wonder unique, strives to put story at the heart of his cinematography, whether he is working in fiction or documentary, film or television. Recently he won the best cinematography award in a short fim “Al Masry Life” at the Chelsea annual film festival in New York. His work has been featured in Oscar, British Film festival and Cannes film festival. He takes really good shots at the events even always different; actresses like Sonam Kapoor can’t stop themselves from reposting Shots taken by Shakeel. He featured major big names of Pakistan For Instance: Like our very own Mahira Khan. Moreover, he shot well-known actors from Bollywood too.
A cinematographer is the person responsible for turning the Director’s creative vision into a production-feasible reality on screen. Director of Photography is regarded as one of the most senior and most important people in the film creation process.
Yes! Not only in film creation process but for all the shoots and every sort of production too demands responsible photographer. Shakeel has got all to be called best at work. He has made up his name in London in the fashion fraternity and he’s regarded as one of the top cinematographers this indeed makes Pakistanis proud.
Shakeel is excited to collaborate with visionary filmmakers creating images that serve the story and resonate with audiences. The narratives he is drawn to center on human experience, often demanding visceral, textured images full of feeling, which give an audience the emotional experience of the character's world.
Shakeel is a busy fashion photographer with every now and then engagements some of his remarkable work affiliations are: London Fashion Week, BAFTA , BCS EXPO, Cannes Film Festival, Al Ghad Al Arabi Tv, Al Arabia Tv, SBAF and ASIAN BRIDE MAGAZINE.
BRITISH CINEMATOGRAPHER SOCIETY