Behind the name Shami is a Pakistani artist who became passionate about photography over twenty years ago. While his first photos focus on nature in general and particularly birds, Shami progressively evolved towards more conceptual and abstract photos, but always, from the outset, using a real image taken in nature. He later shapes it using software, in order to give his imagination free rein and develop “a photography aligned with the fine arts”. Today, he regularly exhibits in the city of Quetta, Pakistan, where he lives. The main influence Shami lays claims to is that of American photographer Ansel Adam (1902–1984) who is for him “the master of black-and-white photography”. He goes on to explain: “I love his style, his work on black and white and landscapes. I learned a lot from his compositions.” An essential element for Shami for whom, “a strong and unique composition” is the most important criteria for creating a good photo.