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"My name is Kamal Obat"

Kamal is a self-taught photographer and fine artist whose practice revolves around exploring the many forms and styles a photograph can be interpreted into. His journey began in Malaysia while he was studying for his BSc. in Software Engineering. Despite his technical training, Kamal was determined to pursue his passion for design. His determination paid off when he was invited to participate in a group art show organized by an NGO in 2018, where he was able to showcase his works under the pseudonym "Someoneschild". His piece, “Scarred”, was well-received and it was eventually displayed at the UN Headquarters in New York. Since then he has been featured in multiple publications, magazines, and newspaper columns.

 

Kamal's photography captures a wide range of subject matter from nature to portraits, to documentaries, and more. His body of work is designed to inspire viewers to look closer at the world around them and discover beauty in unexpected places. His ‘Nothingness’ series celebrates the humans who have left an indelible mark on the world, though they may not be acknowledged.

 

His creative process is constantly evolving as he continues to explore the many forms of photography and fine art. With his eye for detail and passion for creativity, Kamal has established himself as an innovative photographer and fine artist.

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PUBLICATIONS

Over the years, Kamal and his art have made the local TV news and been published in multiple newspaper columns, both international and national magazines, blogs, and various art platforms such as Saatchi art and VSCO.

LOLWE MAGAZINE

Lolwe Issue 1 - June 2020

Lolwe is an online literary magazine that publishes fiction, literary criticism, personal essays, photography, and poetry. The magazine has a Pan-African focus with the area of interest being Africa, Caribbean and the Black diaspora. 

Malimbe is the official in-flight magazine of several Nigerian Airlines, including Arik Air, Aero Contractors, Dana Air, and Bristow.

MALIMBE
DAILY TRUST

Daily Trust Newspaper - 0ctober 2019

A publication by Daily Trust Newspaper on what shapes my art. Media Trust is a privately held Nigerian newspaper publishing company based in Abuja, Nigeria that publishes the Daily Trust Newspaper/Magazine. It is one of the leading media companies in Nigeria.

Daily Trust Newspaper - September 2019

A publication by Daily Trust Newspaper on what inspired the artwork bought by Mallam Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna State Governor).

DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER FEATURE
BLUEBEE MAGAZINE

Bluebee magazine is an international art magazine which is dedicated to emerging artists.

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