ZHAMAK FULLAD

I love photographing girls and giving them the confidence they deserve. Most of the girls I take photos of aren't even models; they're just my friends or people that hit me up on IG. I started out taking photos of my best friend, Nassim in high school and she always inspired me to be better and try to capture her in her most comfortable state. It's not just about looking good in a photo, it's also about capturing your subject in their natural habitat. I, personally, don't like taking photos of someone if they're not comfortable with me.

I feel like I get my confidence from my close friends; although, I do have days that I can't stop judging my own work and my homies are there to tell me to shut up and keep doing what i do. I believe in my work and believing in what I do brings me the confidence I need. Honestly, it's all about my super rad support system, because sometimes people don't believe in me and my work and I can't rely on that for confidence!

 

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When I look at someone I instantly imagine them in a certain situation in my head and if they fit that image, I will give them a shout to shoot. That's all it takes for me; if they don't fit in the image in my head then I can't work with them. In the past, I've forced myself to work with someone and of course ended up not liking the photos at all. I also need creative freedom from my models and if they don't give me that then damn... can't work!

 

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I don't do anything special to be honest; it's more about if we vibe or not. Most of the time I can tell what the person is like over text or whatever it may be. I talk a lot so it usually makes everyone forget about being uncomfortable... I love people and I love connecting with new people so I'm naturally just good at it, I guess! I've found some of my very close friends through DMs and meet ups; my friends think I'm crazy for this one.

 

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My photos are my perception of beauty. I think everyone in my photos are beautiful. I don't like to just shoot agency/pro models because they're so stiff and 'posed.' It's about being candid and not just giving me 'blue steel' a million times. It's useless if I can't get a personality out of the model; especially with guys, they don't have much to work with other than their face and attitude (laughing). I let people inspire me.

 

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One of the most challenging aspects of my work, but one that I'm grateful for is: Shooting a roll of film and not getting the result I was looking for... But, this is all part of the story and this is how I learn to be better and more creative. If I wanted to make my life easier, I'd just shoot digital and get on with it.

 

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I was born to be successful, to be honest! So, I'm not even worried. My family and close friends constantly remind me of this and I know I won't let them down. I work hard and I get what I want no matter what. I want to move to New York and work for a magazine or tour with one of my favourite rappers; that's what I want in 2016. I can't tell what the universe has in mind for me but that's what I have my heart set on for the time being.

 

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The end of civilzation will be caused by: A deadly virus that will turn everyone into zombies. I love The Walking Dead so I'm really hoping for the apocalyptic world to go down.

 












01 // Alyssa Barbara // alyssabarbara
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03 // Alyssa Barbara // alyssabarbara
04 // Jeannie Mai
05 // Alyssa Barbara // alyssabarbara
06 // Jeannie Mai
07 // Alyssa Barbara // alyssabarbara
08 // Alyssa Barbara // alyssabarbara
09 // Jeannie Mai
10 // Alyssa Barbara // alyssabarbara
11 // Alyssa Barbara // alyssabarbara
12 // Jeannie Mai

 

Zhamak Fullad // zhamakthecat // zhamakfotography.com

 

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