March 20, 2015

London is a Capital of Great Britain - part 1

"London is a Capital of Great Britain" is a traditional phrase of the English language textbooks for students. I remember it from the secondary school and almost since that time UK and London in particular, was on my list of top three places to visit. Finally it happened and last months I was invited to visit London as one of the winners of the "Azerbaijan - Sport in Focus" photography competition. I really liked London, especially people which are very friendly and they do like to help. My trip was quite short and five days for London was not enough, but I almost spent every day taking photos on the streets. I am not going to write all my impressions since it will be very long article, instead, I will let you see the photos I took in London streets. Enjoy!


February 2, 2015

Winners Announced: Azerbaijan Sport in Focus

There are great news that I want to share with everybody. On November 2014 the European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) organized a photography competition entitled Azerbaijan – Sport in Focus, aimed at both professional and amateur photographers. The photo competition was judged by world-renowned photographers Ed Kashi, Philipp Rathmer and Agdes Baghirzade. The top three images were selected by a panel of leading photographers from 300 entries, received from ten different countries. These images will feature as part of the exhibition in London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul and Baku. So the great news is that my photo of the Formula 1 pilot entitled "Final Instructions" have won the 3rd prize. Moreover, all my four photos have retained the attention of the jury, and they have also been selected for the exhibition and I was invited by the organizers to attend the launch of the exhibition at the OXO Gallery in London on the February 27th 2015. It would be great to meet with all my friends in UK.  If you are in London and have some time, come to the OXO Gallery, will be happy to see you all! By the way, here are the winner images!

Photo ©Dilaver Najafov – 1st Prize Azerbaijan Sport in Focus Competition

January 30, 2015

Your Story - Bookmark Campaign

Few months ago Fujifilm has launched an exciting new campaign themed "Your Story, You Are Living It". It was a great honor for me to be one of the photographers who contributed to "Your Story - Bookmark Campaign". The campaign was inspired by those moments captured by the photography enthusiasts from different parts of the world. Fujifilm wants to celebrate these moments across the globe, illustrating these stories with everybody. The campaign, which is centred on the photographers and their work rather than the cameras, portrays their "story" backed by pictures to provide "bookmarks" in their underlying stories. Here is my story!

January 8, 2015

Nigar and Michail's Wedding

I have not shot weddings for a quite long time so, was really very excited when got this offer from Michail and Nigar. It was a great day with awesome couple. This was a great wedding full of laughter, joy, happy tears and hot dances. So we managed to steal our lovely couple and took some portrait pictures in the park not far from the wedding venue. Enjoy!

January 5, 2015

My Best Street Photos I Took in 2014

It became already a tradition to publish the best photos of the year. This time here is the selection of my best street photos I took in 2014. Feel free to add your comments and share your feedback.
 

December 12, 2014

Time Capsule Project

Last two weeks I spent with a group of creative people attending the workshop called "Redeeming the Everyday". The workshop was conducted by artists Rossella Emanuele and Mervyn Arthur and organized by Yarat. This workshop invited participants to consider how art can be made using material from the everyday world. We discussed recent trends in photography and contemporary art and involved in practical workshops, one-on-one discussions and group tutorials. 

December 1, 2014

5 Day Black&White Photo Challenge

I was recently nominated by my friend Fuad Babayev to take part in the 5 Day Black&White Photo Challenge on Facebook. The idea was quite simple: to post b&w photos for 5 days and nominate a person each day to do the same just for fun. Here are the 5 images that I shared on my facebook page over the 5 days.