Armed with a camera and an eye for the interesting, Idris Ahmed shoots photographs across genres. Along with his work as a professional photographer, he teaches photography courses and workshops at various institutes, conducts photo-expeditions and runs Photo Commune, a collective of photography enthusiasts.
Idris started out as a photography instructor. Between classes, he travelled widely, documenting his sojourns with a camera. On one such trip, a serendipitous detour led him to Spiti, an enchanted valley he keeps returning to. His tryst with Spiti inspired him to become a freelance photographer. With Dorling Kindersley commissioning him to shoot for their guides to Israel, Sri Lanka and Delhi, he continued to travel and photograph. His oeuvre has since been exhibited in many galleries and cultural centres, including in solo shows at Alliance Française, Delhi and India International Centre.
On his diverse assignments, he has worked in studio setup with his team as well as alone on snow-sheathed mountains. But whether he is undertaking a commercial project, exploring a new locale or mentoring aspiring photographers, Idris does what he is most passionate about reimagining the world through his viewfinder.