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This photographer, artist and story-teller did us all a huge favour!

Maham Iqbal Bosan, a design graduate of Beaconhouse National University who had never studied art or design before her bachelors, had an epiphany last year when she stumbled upon ‘New York in Color’ a compilation of solid coloured photographs found in the streets of New York. For a change a country being represented by something other than monuments, she reflected.

 

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 Looking through the plain photographs in the book, I craved for stories. Stories of people, stories of places, stories of colours.. COLORS! Colours?…What if I make conversation with colours and give a voice to all my visuals? These questions took me back to all the pictures I have ever taken in Pakistan, and the integral part colours have played in telling a story.

Thus, the “Story of Hues” sowed its seeds.

We always get beautiful posts-cards from friends returning from other countries that feature intense stories, as opposed to the national monuments that have graced Pakistani post-cards long enough to have made eyes sore. Maham has a breakthrough idea!

 

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Having surfed through libraries abroad, I realized Pakistan needs more creative representation. Being a designer and photographer I felt like it’s my responsibility to fill the gap.

What does the box contain?

 

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Channelling her personal style for raw and conceptual shoots that relay intense stories, in a little, minimal, white box-because all colours mix up to be white- Maham has put together:

  • 28 photographs/postcards taken BY her on travels around Pakistan
  • 28 stories (behind every card)
  • One Polaroid cut out
  • 10 pretty envelopes
  • A leaf inside (representing closeness to Earth and nature)
  • Hand-written notes
  • White thread to string it all together

 

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PostsHive wishes her all the best as she takes the sought after “Story of Hues” to New York soon!


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