Maldives in still mode

Taking a nap at work

Posted in Daily Life, People, Photojournalism by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on May 4, 2015

sleep1

sleep2A rare scene from Male’.
Location: Buruzu Magu

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My photograph painted by Afu

Posted in History, People by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on May 29, 2014

My photograph painted by Afu

Maldives number one artist Afzal Shaafiu Hassan (Afu) painted two of my photographs from a post in blog archive, Mosques from Addu.

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Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

Posted in History, information, People by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013

Today is an extremely sad day. Nelson Mandela, one of most courageous leaders, has passed away. South Africa –indeed, the whole world – is saying goodbye to a great human being and an incredible inspiration.
I am among the millions around the world who feel a deep sense of loss.
Thank you very much Nelson Mandela – for all the good that you delivered to so many, and for all those that you helped, both in South Africa and well beyond. We are deeply indebted to you and, already, we miss you enormously. We will never forget you.

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Your wedding in Maldives

Posted in Flickr, People, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on December 31, 2012

Your wedding in Maldives

A legend undeterred

Posted in information, interview, Music, People by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on November 2, 2012

Ahmed Nashid’s voice on the phone is calm and elegant much like his released music albums and performances. He gives me directions on the phone to his house at a private residential complex in a suburb of Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The man even answers his own front entrance gate, greeting me with a large smile on his face and a welcoming handshake. By all means he appears strong and shows no signs of his ongoing battle against kidney cancer.

He closes the gate behind and leads me to the first floor balcony, just passing a small room, which has a basic music recording setup. Imagine being Nashid. You are a pop star who about 20 years ago was absolutely massive in your own country and abroad. And, however little you do and time you spend in mainstream music scene, your fame refuses to diminish. Unlike other countries, the 49-year-old singer might not have to deal with paparazzi stationed outside his residence or fans stalking him 24/7, but he is one of the few music legends the country has ever seen.

I place my phone on a chair alongside Nashid, making sure the recording app is not missing out any part of our conversation. “I rarely give interviews. This must be the most comprehensive of them yet,” he shrugs, introducing me to his beautiful wife Safoora, a professional singer from Fuvahmulah island, who had been performing in Colombo and Dubai over the last ten years. He is right; he has refrained from the media’s eyes during his entire musical career, which spans over 30 years. But here I am, welcomed into his home, surrounded by the rather pleasant sound of his neighbours’ pet parrots chirping which add to the relaxed atmosphere. (more…)

Today, Children’s Day…!

Posted in Daily Life, People by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on May 10, 2009

International Children’s Day is 1st of June, Maldives Children’s Day is 10th May.

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Behind the scene with ARD

Posted in People by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on January 5, 2009

The images are of ARD (German TV Channel) crew who visited Maldives in December 2008, to make documentary about environment. I worked with the team as local agent.

The result goes here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQt6itzi8LM

Award winning photographer Muha

Posted in People by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on December 15, 2008

Muha is one of the most acclaimed photographers in the Maldives. Famous for his tropical landscapes & trademark blue tones, he has worked for the leading companies in the tourism industry & has won numerous awards both at national & international levels.

The early lifestyle from professional swimming, diving & surfing has had great influence on his professional career, motivating him to travel to almost all the atolls in the Maldives, in search of his picture perfect sunsets. He has revolutionized the industry by taking his photos to a new level in concept, color & confidence.

Today Muha works with commercial companies, five star resorts & international brands to capture & achieve their creative visions.

Lead by a challenge to capture the transient quality of time & the beauty there is to unfold within in it, he endures towards excellence!

– Worth to visit his site: muhaphotos.com

Protest against extending lease

Posted in News, People, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on December 2, 2008

Oppositions protest against extending the lease of tourist resorts for 50 years, near Parliament house, December 1, 2008.

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National Film Awards 5

Posted in News, People, Photography by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on April 13, 2008

The Winners of the 5th National Film Awards were revealed and presentations were given at a special ceremony held at Alimas Ufa Carnival last night. The best actor in the feature film category was awarded to Mr. Yousuf Shafeeu (Yuppe). Yuppe was the recipient of the best actor award in the feature film award last year as well. The best actress was Ms. Marium Afeefa. Both the stars were chosen for their outstanding performances in the film “Vaa Loabi Egeynama”(If you knew how much I love you).

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