A highly talented and renowned landscape and nature photographer from Pakistan, who is well known for his versatile photographic style. For Atif, his photography is a method of self-expression and a method to share his life experiences.
Saeed is an artist of nature who cleverly uses the full extent of the camera’s capabilities to capture beautiful and remote wilderness locations in order to satisfy his personal love of nature and his passion for adventure. His extraordinary visualising ability, understanding the behaviour of light’ and excellence in composition lets him capture unique moments in a fine art style. Atif’s ultimate objective on each photographic exploration is to create powerful images that induce mood, balance symmetry and colours with simplicity. When it comes to landscape photography, his philosophy is to get to know the location, culture, and people before venturing in with his camera.
Saeed says “my prime importance is the light, I carefully assess the best time of day and year to capture the scene at its best”. He will often spend several days studying the environment and light fall to maximise beauty and creativity.
Through high altitude trekking, off-road jeep safaris, and climbing, Saeed spends most of his time searching for spectacular, unspoilt remote valleys and picturesque places, to capture the beauty of the highest mountains, glaciated lakes and untouched wilderness.
“I was sitting in front of him just near my car and the door of my car was open. I was sat on ground few feet away, so he was treating me like his prey… I was laughing at that time, but now when I think back about the incident I don’t think I would be able to do it again. It was a pretty close encounter.“
Dynamic nature, tendency to work restlessly and fast reflexes to point fleeting moments has led Atif Saeed to earn distinctive position and enjoy respect among professional photographers of the world. His work is constantly published worldwide in a variety of media and provides advertising images for Apple.