April 15, 2016

Studio Portraits Campaign - Mesi

As you probably remember few months ago I launched new free Studio Portraits campaign. Mesi was one of the several applicants who responded to my casting call. We met last week, planned the session and set the date. Here are the portraits that we made this week in the studio.

Studio Portraits Campaign - Mesi | Rufat Abas Photography

March 17, 2016

Vintage Camera Poster

After renewing my small studio I was looking for some nice posters to decorate it. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a free and high resolution vintage posters online so decided to make my own. Since I have a descent collection of vintage cameras I thought it would be great to use one of them for the poster. I am not as good in Photoshop as in Lightroom but with the help of few online tutorials I finally was able to create something that will look nice on my studio wall.   

Vintage Camera Poster | Rufat Abas Photography

February 15, 2016

My Best Street Photos of 2015

Here is the selection of my best street photos I took in 2015. Enjoy my photos and the great music by John Deley. You can also watch my best of 2014 here. Your comments and feedback are welcomed.

February 13, 2016

Gunel and Elnur Engagement

I had the chance to hang out with Gunel and Elnur who got engaged recently. Their wedding is this March. This beautiful couple decided to have a short photo session on Valentine's Day which will serve as a brilliant reminder of the great day, sure to be cherished for a lifetime. We started in and around Old City - a great and iconic location. Enjoy a few of our favorites!


January 27, 2016

So Honored to Have Received the Photographer of the Year - 2015 Award

A heartfelt thank you to the Azerbaijan Photographers Union for presenting me with their Photographer of the Year-2015 Award. I am pleased, honored and humbled to accept this award in the presence of so many talented people, really giants of our profession and to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected. Thank you to those who nominated me and supported my nomination. And an enormous salute to all of this year’s nominees each of whom have made incredible contributions to the development of the photographic community in Azerbaijan. And, of course, thank you to my extended family and friends for always supporting me and being here this evening.

Image courtesy of AzerTac

October 4, 2015

Peatbog Faeries in Baku

The opening of the 3d "Eurovillage 2015" was hosted in Azerbaijan's Baku on Sept. 19, and was attended by the ambassadors of several EU countries. The European Union's event, which took place in Baku's Icheri Sheher, intended to introduce European traditions and culture for Baku residents. The British Council invited the high octane Celtic dance band Peatbog Faeries to play at the EuroVillage in Baku. Peatbog Faeries closed the concert and took the old city by storm. The band’s blend of traditional folk elements, including bagpipes, with more contemporary dance beats got the crowd dancing and won them many admirers in Baku. 

April 29, 2015

London is a Capital of Great Britain - part 2

This is the second part of my post about my recent trip to UK. The first part of this post can be found here. Your comments and feedback are welcome!