Short Story | Documentary
Paper and Coffee
The coffee’s ready, do you like Picasso? A statement and a question in the same sentence. To her, an inseparable unity. Her drawing pad nearby. Her pencil not as sharp is it probably was 20 minutes ago.
Maximalism is the new minimalism
Fashion Editorial for Style Magazine. Logo mania, primary colours, print. There is absolutely nothing demure about spring this time. It’s all about effortless extravagance. Spring has attitude!
Fashion editorial story, Perpetuum, by Atif Abu-Samra. Featuring Natalia @ TheAgenC. Fashion styling by Gemma M. Jones. Hair and Make up by Shindesu. Photographed in Hot Cold Studio, Dubai, UAE.
Illustrella, Spring 2014
Fashion collection, Spring 2014, by UAE’s prominent fashion designer Illustrella. Hair and Make up by Shindesu. Photographed by Atif Abu-Samra in Light House Studio, Dubai, UAE.
Beauty Photography Editorial
Wojooh for Haya Magazine
Beauty Editorial by Atif AbuSamra. Wojooh Beauty, Nails and Lips, for Haya Magazine. Styled by Gemma Jones @ FLC. Hair and make up by Valentino. Model: Alessandra.
Fashion Photography Editorial
Arianna by Atif AbuSamra
Arianna by Atif AbuSamra. Wardrobe Styling by Michael Amazone Del Mar @ FLC, Hair and Make up by Shindesu.
TaTa SS14 | Fashion Editorial
Fashion Editorial: Tata’s collection of flowing maxi dresses, a perfect fit for the modern imperative. The dusty suburbs and deserted corners set the stage to balance the clean and subtle lines of the collection – a reflection of how feminine, yet vigorous a woman can be. And effortlessly elegant.
Givori Le Mans Collection Lifestyle
Lifestyle photo shoot for Givori’s Le Mans Collection of mobile phones. The images were captured at Dubai Autodrome, Motor City.
Automotive / Car Photography
Chevrolet | All it takes is a spark
Advertising campaign “All it takes is a Spark”. McCANN // Commonwealth for General Motors / Chevrolet Spark. Outdoor / OOH Print. Photographed by Atif Abu-Samra.
Automotive / Car Photography
Chevrolet Silverado | You know you want a truck
You know you want a truck! advertising campaign (Outdoor /OOH). Chevrolet Silverado. McCANN / Commonwealth for General Motors.
Chevrolet Camaro | Arrival of the Fittest
Automotive / Car Photography “Arrival of the Fittest”, Chevrolet Camaro advertising campaign. Advertising agency: McCANN / Commonwealth, for General Motors.
The Italian Job | Velvet Magazine | Fashion Photographer
Fashion photographer Atif AbuSamra shoots an Italian model, Valeria Gaggiano, for “The Italian Job” editorial for Velvet Magazine. Photographed in Puglia, Italy; featuring Glam Confidential and Gianni Calignano haute couture.
Gucci WF2012 – Velvet Magazine | Fashion photography
The mysterious protagonist – played by Milica Radmilovic – is strong but not hard, beautiful yet not quite delicate. Whether in the collection’s rich green velvet gown or its billowy black blouses and riding boots, the one thing AbuSamra’s images never fail to do is captivate with their dark and luxurious allure. Tania Braukämper, Fashionising.com
MAC Cosmetics | Reel sexy makeup collection | Beauty photography
Inspired by M.A.C Cosmetics‘ Reel Sexy collection: Heroine, Pink Popcorn, Reel Sexy and Watch Me Simmer, comes a beauty editorial photographed by a beauty photographer in Dubai, Atif AbuSamra. A cinematic drama in shades of bright violet plum, lavender, light bright coral and bright pink oranges, unravels in front of our eyes – or rather, in front of our Heroines’ eyes, in this instance played by Albe and Masha.
Beauty Photography | Dark knights and Ravens
MAC makeup artist, Mel Flores, together with Ginno Alducente (styling & hair) come together with Atif AbuSamra on a beauty editorial collaboration project
Beauty Photography | Ranka Jakovljevic
Dubai model, Ranka Jakovljevic, strikes a pose for the photographer. Miro Khairallah of M.A.C Cosmetics does a great job on make up, whilst Shin Shindesu works his magic on the hair style. Styled by Ivana Arsenijevic and photographed by Dubai’s beauty photographer Atif AbuSamra.
It’s a Chique Thing, Fashion Editorial
It’s a Chique Thing, fashion editorial by Atif AbuSamra, featuring Arianna Nicoloso.
Pastel Passion, Fashion Editorial
Fashion photography editorial, Pastel Passion, by Atif AbuSamra. Featuring Italian model Arianna Nicoloso. Photographed on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
Seize the Night | The Style Chamber
The Autumn / Winter 2013 futuristic collections by fashion forward names such as Demoo Parkchoonmoo, Kei Kagami, Y Project take set in the mystifying night shadows, leaving you wondering and wanting to see further.
Modern and brave, yet comfortable and versatile, soft materials against sharp and unexpected cuts, paired with statement pieces of jewellery and unique accessories.
Wonderful and unparalleled.
Step into the ravishing dark side.
Photographed by Atif AbuSamra. Styled by Lester Lagda @ The Style Chamber.
Strike a Pose, Wannabe Magazine
Fashion photography: Autumn-Winter 2013. Photographed for Wannabe Magazine in Belgrade, Serbia. Styling: Tijana Zunic (Wannabe Magazine, Editor). Photographed by Atif AbuSamra.
Fashion photography in Belgrade | Visnja and Jovana
Fashion photography in Belgrade, Serbia. Balcony angles and window reflections inform the shoot. Atif AbuSamra captures Visnja A and Jovana H, in downtown Belgrade.
Jovana Hiesmayr | Beach glamour
Bikini / swimwear editorial featuring Jovana Hiesmayr. Photographed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Portraits Photography Gianni Calignano
Portraits of Gianni Calignano, Italian Haute Couture designer, photographed by Atif AbuSamra in Gianni’s atelier in Nardo, Italy; for Velvet Magazine.
Portraits Photography Giuseppe Zanotti
Portraits photography | Portraits of Giuseppe Zanotti, italian shoe designer, photographed for Velvet Magazine.
Lifestyle Photography | Prince of Sea
Collection of images from a lifestyle photography advertising campaign for RAK Tourism.
Clinique Makeup Guide
Clinique Arabic Smokey Eye
“Clinique starts the new year with its first Middle East Makeup Trend – The New Arabic Smokey Eye, a color trend inspired by Arabian beauty. Five star products are selected from Clinique’s pool of top performing product categories, desired benefits and most popular shades among women in the Middle East.” – Beauty photography by Atif AbuSamra.
Black & White Photography from different portfolios
Beauty and Fashion | Black and White Photography
Collection of black and white photographs from Dubai photographer, Atif AbuSamra
Beauty Editorial, Zeina Magazine
Beauty Editorial | MAC Cosmetics Nail Art | Zeina Magazine
Beauty photographer Atif AbuSamra shoots a MAC Cosmetics editorial featuring MAC make up art (by Miro Khairallah), hair style by Shin Shindesu, as well as Lady Fozaza’s creations styled by Teresa Karpinska.
Advertising Campaign / Charity
Samsung Canvas Collective | Galaxy Note
Advertising photography for Cheil Worldwide and Samsung Canvas Collective with Mohammed Harib, photographed at Hot and Cold Studio in Dubai.
Art Photography Project | Japan, 2011.
Series of photographs inspired by the tsunami tragedy in Japan, 2011.
Skin and Beauty Photography
Vesna Vrankovic Beauty and Skin
Vesna Vrankovic, Australian born international model, in a skin and beauty editorial photographed by Atif AbuSamra.
Fashion Photographer | Videos
Behind the scenes and backstage videos from The Italian Job, fashion editorial photo shoot.
Short Films | Personal
Non-commercial short film projects and personal DOP work. Inspired by aspects of personal life and life of those around me.
MAC Cosmetics Beauty | Red Carpet Glamour | SNOB Magazine
Inspired by the Dubai International Film Festival, comes the Red Carpet Glamour – beauty photography for MAC Cosmetics – with Florenta Popa, a Dubai based model, as the protagonist. Makeup artis on the project was Vimi Joshi from M.A.C Cosmetics; hair style by Shin Shindesu and wardrobe styling by Sarah Maisey; photographed by Atif AbuSamra.
Practice makes perfect | In the mix
Advertising campaign (Silver at Dubai Lynx, 2011) for a Music Recording and Rehearsal Studio: In the Mix. Advertising agency: Impact BBDO. Photographer: Atif AbuSamra.
A doll essence
Personal photography project featuring actress Victoria Wilson. Photography collaboration with Ivana Arsenijevic and Marcia Lima.
In light and shadow
In this documentary art photography collection, the details are separated from their whole and ripped apart from their intended character and their original personality. Not knowing how to string the pieces back into their original shape, the viewers are subconsciously pushed toward inventing a story of their own and a different, unintended kind of emotion, and feelings informed by shapes derived from patterns of shadow and light are extracted.