Zhamak Fullad’s Future Shock in 18 High-Volt Photos

Vancouver, Canada, is a port city. Being a port city means that Vancouver has a history of cultures overlapping and melding and living distinctly separate from one another. In a port city, far-flung influences aren’t just narrative threads of the place’s history; they are trails to the future.

Zhamak Fullad is one of the people blazing those paths. Originally from Iran, in her early 20s, Fullad has been taking photos for a decade. Her eye is bold, and her focus defies expectation. Spend some time looking through the lens of Zhamak the Cat. First of all, you may have been expecting a dude behind the camera, correct?

Well, as previously stated, there’s a new future shaping up in a port city, where influences thread together from every point of view that passes through the place.

The Skeeve: What’s great about Vancouver?

Zhamak Fullad: The Nature.

The Skeeve: How do you keep pace with the party life and still get things done?

Zhamak Fullad: There’s always a balance; you have to find the middle ground. I also don’t really party either.

The Skeeve: Why photography?

Zhamak Fullad: Everyone has a way of expressing themselves, and photography is my way of showing my emotions to everyone. If I’m a chronic liar in real life, I could never lie with my photos.

The Skeeve: What’s different about shooting friends vs people you’ve just met vs strangers?

Zhamak Fullad: It really does not matter for me if I just met someone or they’re already my friend. Basically, after the shoot we become closer anyway.

The Skeeve: How is your perspective global, and how is it Canadian?

Zhamak Fullad: I don’t think my perspective is necessarily Canadian. I travel lots, and I never feel like I belong anywhere; so it makes my work more versatile and global in my opinion.

All photos copyright Zhamak Fullad.

Allan MacDonell Administrator
Director of Skeeve Allan MacDonell is the author of ‘Prisoner of X’, ‘Punk Elegies’ and ‘Now That I Am Gone.’
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