Finally home

Went on personal holidays to capture famous Cherry Blossom of Hunza Valley, up in north of Pakistan in Karakorum Mountain range. We came across small landslides through our road trip until we reached more than half way and learned those small landslides have become huge landslides and blocked the KKH (Karakoram Highway) from 90 different locations so massive that it was not usable and not at all safe to travel. So i was stranded along with friends in place called Shatyal for 5 days without access to network or other facilities. 5th day road was partially resumed and we reached Gilgit where Government of Pakistan organized evacuation of stranded tourists.

Though i was unable to document landslide (as it was quite life threatening, we prefered running out of landslides area without a break) i spent some time shooting with locals and others who were stranded in same place.

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Canvas of life, color and action

As i keep evaluating my personal website hosted by SmugMug for better viewing experience. One key issue was with big watermarks on images which are embedded automatically when i upload images to gallery. Thankfully, SmugMug allows it to change whenever user wants, so i went ahead and shrunk the watermark to smaller signature in corner and disabled right click protection. This will allow visitors to save and share images quickly and enjoy the art rather than trying not to see the watermark.

Hope you will like the new title of website Canvas of life, color and action

Awais Yaqub

The End of Busy Day

Shop keeper marks end of day by offering Maghrib Prayers in Namak Mandi, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan: Check out street and Documentary gallery on my website

Shop keeper marks end of the day with Maghrib Prayers in Namak Mandi, Peshawar

End of the Day, Peshawar Namak Mandi © Awais Yaqub


With Love from Peshawar

As a stranger in streets of Peshawar, old man offered a glass of sugarcane as a gift. I could read the happiness and love he poured into the glass while extracting fresh juice from sugarcane. Those few minutes of mostly nonverbal communication were enough to inspire me and restore my faith in power of smile and acts of kindness. Click to go to gallery

Generous old man sells sugar cane juice in streets of Peshawar.

© Awais Yaqub 2016,


In the memory of a pet

Built by Mughal Emporer Jahangir as a monument to Mansraj, his pet deer. wikipedia

Hiran Minar, Sheikhupura, Punjab Pakistan by Awais Yaqub

Every stroke counts

Every stroke counts

Cleaner posing with broom at Islamabad Metro Station, Islamabad 2015. By Awais Yaqub |