Abdul Qayyum is an industry top notch leading Commercial Photographer hailing from the cultural capital of Lahore, Pakistan. He took professional steps in photography in 1984 and holds 35 years’ experience working with the conventional photography.
He studied from National College of Arts, Lahore with a 4year NDD degree specialized in photography. Later on, He appointed as visiting Prof. & Head of Photography Dept. for seven years at National College of Arts Lahore, which is the most eminent and oldest art college in the history of Pakistan.
He is a gifted professional with a unique talent of aesthetics, renowned for capturing the Advertising photographing, Fashion shoots, Weddings, Traveling & Landscapes, Architecture & Interiors, Corporate, Industrial personals, Executive portraits, Aviation subject matter, as well as creating interactive news media photography for print advertising.
His work has been exhibited at various national and International podiums. He was a pioneer in starting colored magazines for JANG GROUP which was and still the largest print house in Pakistan. He was among very few photographers from Pakistan who holds credit to do International Commercial campaigns for brands like Lux, Pepsi Coca Cola etc. in early 90’s. He was also leading photographer of first Pakistani International magazine “Libas International” for five years. He also worked for a Dubai based media group “PINPOINT” for three years on their International products. He has conducted various seminars and workshops for upcoming photographers in different cities and institutions.
In addition to his unique style, he attributed his success to the high quality Sigma gears and strobe lights he used for ultimate shots.
Some prominent brands he worked with include Coca Cola, Pesico, Mobilink, Wateen, DeBeers Diamonds London, Global Telecom, Nestle, Lever Brothers, Colgate Palmolive, Honda, Suzuki, PEL, Dawlance, Bata, Service, ICI, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, Tetrapak Pakistan, Serena Hotels, Pakistan International Airlines, Nishat Group, Jang etc.