Above: Langkawi, Malaysia as shot by Fuad J.
As we really hope you noticed, we’ve been running a series for the past few months profiling young Muslim artists that you need to follow on Instagram. It was great fun, and popular to boot. Sadly, like a champion thoroughbred breaking its leg in the final furlong, we had to kill it off in its prime. The final instalment was published last week.
But then a funny thing happened. As soon as we published the final blog, loads of artists got in touch to say they wanted to be featured on the series. As we love showcasing great art by young Muslims, we caved to their demands, meaning this horse won’t be taking a trip to the glue factory just yet.
While we sort through the submissions for the Young Muslim Artists 2.0 the Redux Sequel Part Deux, we thought we’d mix it up a bit. We were recently stumbling around Tumblr when we stumbled on the photos of Fuad Jamaluddin. Here’s what he has to say about himself on his profile:
‘Muslim. My name is Fuad. Filled to the brim with melancholy. Astronomy undergrad. I love movies.’
He’s also an excellent photographer, who primarily shoots using 35mm film. We love this, as it means he captures his surroundings and subjects in the raw, unfiltered style that only old-school film can really achieve. Having said that, his digital shots are also worth a re-blog.
Like most creatives Ummahsonic finds while careening wildly across social media, we don’t know too much about Fuad. However, we can state that places as diverse as London, Singapore and Cardiff have all been exposed on his film; film that’s led to photos we could look at all day.
Check out some of our faves below:
Be sure to follow Fuad on Tumblr.
If you want to lurk out more of his work, go visit his Tumblr archive.
And if you don’t really ‘do’ Tumblr, go and smash that follow button on his Instagram.
Lastly, if you’re a Muslim – or know a Muslim – who shoots 35mm film (or any format for that matter) that we need to feature on the site, then please give us a shout on our Facebook page or slide into our DMs on Instagram.
Maybe we’ll start a 35mm series? Which we’ll continue to call 35mm Ilm?