Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cover Girl!

I was contacted by Na'ima B. Robert, editor-in-chief of SISTERS, a magazine for muslim women, a few months ago, they wanted to use one of my photographs for the cover of their Summer issue! I was thrilled really, for someone to show interest in my photography means a great deal, but to have one of my photographs on the cover of a glossy magazine, well.. it's a great achievement! (at least for me..)

When we spoke on the phone, and she found out that I've been homeschooled all my life, she wanted to interview me about my experience as a homeschooler as well. Apparently, homeschooling is becoming a new "hit" among many Muslim mothers, and a lot of people are considering it as an option.

This is a photo of mine as well

You can read the article here.

The magazine came out about three weeks ago, click here if you want to get your own copy.


Muslim Girl said...

WOW that is amazing! You should be so proud of yourself, m'A! This achievement would be a great thing to keep for a personal portfolio if you're planning to keep one ;)

Londoneya said...

Masha'Allah, I'm so proud of you :) May Allah keep the achievements coming!

mille feuille said...

Alf Mabrook!!! :) Your pics look AMAZING!!!! Hopefully this is the start of many achievements to come!! :)

Mariam said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments!! It's people like you that keep me motivated :)

Anonymous said...

Masha'Allah. Your photographs are amazing. I feel like taking a bite of them 'cause they're absolutely delicious to the eye.

Saba said...

Wow! Masha'Allah!! Congratulations!

Safiyyah said...

Mabrook! That is quite an achievement, Masha Allaah!

On another note, if you are interested in "professional" photography, you can use this for your resume. Also, give careful consideration to giving away magazine photos, especially cover photos, for free. The big magazines pay a pretty penny for cover photos.

Too many magazines don't pay their literary artists, but they charge expensive subscriptions and have advertising.

Mariam said...

@Lava.. that's such a sweet thing to say! Thanks!

@Saba, thank you! :)

Thank you Safiyyah!! Yes I am aware of that alhamdulilah :)

I will add this to my online portfolio inshallah!
Thanks for the comment!

Ingy said...

mashaa allh seriously i'm speechless in front of your pics i love it, the pics are so alive i can' say anything but keep on coz i want to see more :)

Seeker Of Jannah said...

Alf Mabrook! :)

If you don't mind me asking, what kind of Canon camera is that? :)

Mariam said...

Seeker of Jannah, thank you!!!

The cover photo was shot with my Sony compact camera (cybershot)
The Canon one is an EOS 50d :)