THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE TEDDY BEAR.
My name is Shamil, which means people person.
Most call me Sham for short.
I basically stole my brother's camera when I was 10 years old, and I kind of never gave it back. I'm an established photographer now (my brother still loves me, don't worry.)
Although I'm primarily a photographer, I'm currently a project worker at Integrate UK, working with young people on tackling: honour-based violence/abuse, FGM, grooming, extremism and radicalisation.
On top of that, I also am a Youtube vlogger, workshop facilitator, events host, vlogging teacher, journalist and documentary filmmaker.
Not to mention, your all-round chocolate bear.
I've had my work previously featured on:
I was listed in the 24 under 24 most influential people in Bristol, by:
I'm passionate about storytelling.
I've always been fond of the quote:
"A picture paints a thousand words."
I like to think that is reflected in my work.
By capturing a moment in time, you're bringing back all the memories of those moments, those feelings and those beautiful stories..
Sound like something you want to work together on?
Let's get coffee.
BBC NEWSBEAT ON BRISTOL
Here's a piece I did for BBC Newsbeat on why
I love the city of Bristol, see more here.
BBC RAMADAN VLOG
Here's a vlog about Ramadhan I did for the BBC,
watch it, it involves cake.
YOUTUBE VLOGGING COACHING AND CLASSES
I'm a YouTube OG
(original grandad. I'm trying to say I've been mentoring YouTubers-in-the-making for a while).
I've ran the Vlogging Masterclasses/Workshops for festivals such as
And also at secondary schools for years 7-9!
CHARITY + COMMUNITY WORK
I'm super passionate about helping others. We all have one world after all.
In Ramadan (May-June) 2018 my team & I sold 1200 cakes. In addition to other events such as a street iftar & charity dinner, we overall fundraised £44,000+ for charity in 30 days. And in the space of 90 days (2017-2019), we've raised over £110,000!