My name is Shameer, I am a photographer, video creator and conservationist. I live in London. My mission is to hike, mountain bike or whatever it takes to find the hidden gems of the British Isles so that I can bring you on my journey with the most beautiful photographs and storytelling.
I’m passionate about trees and nature, and bringing them to life through photography is my conservation. I use photography and video as tools to influence behaviour by giving a voice to trees who have no voice.
I want people to see trees and nature (in pictures) everywhere so that I can change their behaviour towards trees. I want to bring the voice of trees, the story of trees and nature into homes through my photographs.
Perhaps it is because there has always been a deep connection between forests and woods and my inner being. Their shadow is my shadow.
Photography is a fascinating art and I know this because when I photograph nature, landscapes or the woods, in that moment it’s only something I see, it’s my view. It’s something that I can bring back to show people what I’ve seen, the beautiful world we live in.
I feel like I constantly get the greatest gift when I get to travel, hike and explore the woodlands and forests of the British Isles. However, it means nothing if I can’t share it with the world.
If I can show you these photographs, captivate your emotions, then perhaps you will also connect to your own sacred nature.
I want to show how sacred trees and forests are to us. I want to capture their very essence. The need to bring more harmony between trees and us is central for us to equally win in this day. If there’s no harmony, we both lose and climate change wins.
Nature is my culture and trees are my relatives, I want to preserve their story.
I strive to help us appreciate nature’s wonders by inspiring a connection between people and the great outdoors.
Why? I want to inspire you, people of all races and the younger generation to appreciate our natural environment, to protect it and to venture out and live a little. Go explore, make new friends and see new places. Make a difference to your life and wellbeing.
Exploring the great outdoors and photography have been two serious obsessions of mine since a young age. Having lived on three continents, one thing in common was that the great outdoors is where I focused 100% of my time and resources. Whether I was bouldering, trekking or bikepacking, I just couldn’t get enough of capturing my journey through photographs and video.
I use photography and video as communication tools for understanding and creating awareness across our natural environment for conservation.
I’ve worked as a photojournalist, a commercial photographer and marketer for many years which somehow drew me closer to adventure storytelling. You can say this is quite serendipitous and I’m very grateful for that, as now I know… bringing trees and nature to life through photography is my conservation and true purpose.
With what seamed to be a long shot – chasing my dreams, being inspired and motivated by nature and our wilderness, learning from nature historians and watching YouTube – I have been completely humbled by the experience and the opportunities that it has brought to my life. Thank you to everyone who has inspired me along the way to keep me pushing one foot in front of the other.