This is a very special one. Tima Love Life came back for their 3rd season with me and we decided to blow it out of the water, literally. When I saw the new attire I remembered a video that really inspired me by photographer Benjamin Von Wong. I showed it to the ladies from Tima Love Life  and we were all pumped.

It took a team of dedicated professionals to pull this off. The ladies from Tima selected super fit model and brand ambassador Jennifer Chalhouni. I briefed my go to make up artist Hamda Al Mughairi by saying, “Listen, I don’t want to touch her face in photoshop” and OMG did she deliver. The management at TK MMA & Fitness were kind enough to let us wreck havoc at their outdoor space and Lighthouse Studio conveniently delivered a truck load of lighting gear to the location a day before. The cherry on top was the gear provided by Fujifilm Middle East. It’s no secret now, but being an Official Fuji-X-Photographer I was given an X-T2 to test out months before the announcement. However, the RAW files were not accessible at that time, so all the photos were and edited in JPEG, yes, little room for error.

Now it was time to get to work. Freek and I put our farming capabilities to the test and built a rain machine to simulate the effect we wanted. We extended about 50 metres of piping to the closest water tap, poked holes in the pipe and elevated it above Jennifer. Please call us if you ever want to plant strawberries in your backyard, we now know the ins and outs of installing an irrigation system.

Once that was up we got snapping and came up with these images. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to check out the “Behind The Scenes” video up top as as well. You might be wondering who that random dude is at the end. That’s Freek, he’s a rapper as well and we though what the hell, he could use these photos somehow.

And hey, if you’d like to buy any of those pants and tops you can get them here:


Waleed Shah
Official Fuji-X-Photographer
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