I guess I got tired of seeing fashion or beauty Magazines and their Covers. I tried to understand the fascination with being featured in a magazine. I loved the visual art part of it but I couldn’t find the actual content. I realized that I wasn’t the only one when I saw a video (here) where the ads were removed from a 160-page magazine and were left were 40 pieces of content.

But what about the people that were being glorified? Who were they? And what do they have to offer? Through my work, I meet a lot of regular people and a few celebrities from time to time. I try to get to know everyone on a slightly deeper level before we shoot so I can incorporate their personality and story into the image. But there’s always this one segment of the population, the one that you see regularly on our magazine that I couldn’t get any content out of in real life.

So here’s a little set incorporating the magazine aesthetic that I love but with content that I you might have been thinking yourself but would never see in an acual Magazine Cover

Junaynah Magazine Cover by Waleed Shah 1

Magazine Cover - Vague by Waleed Shah

Shereen Magazine Cover 1

Magazine Cover - Roses Realy Smell Like by Waleed Shah

Magazine Cover - Hanger by Waleed Shah

Lana Sweidan by Waleed Shah by Waleed Shah 4

Magazine Cover - These are your mother's stalkings by Waleed Shah

Skittles Magazine Cover

Magazine Cover - Double Ply

Shereen Magazine Cover 2

Magazine Cover - Azza Pregnant by Waleed Shah

Magazine Cover - Make It Stop by Waleed Shah

World Magazine Cover

Magazine Cover - Real Life Filter by Waleed Shah

Magazine Cover - Skimy Skimy

Amal Magazine Cover 1

Magazine Cover - The Pills We Swallow by Waleed Shah

Magaine Cover - Anythinf for the gram by Waleed Shah

Audi Magazine Cover

Mcdonalds Magazine Cover

Magazine Cover - Nipple Free Juice by Waleed Shah

Magazine Cover - Headphone Challenge

Myrna Magazine Cover 2

Wake Me Up Magazine Cover

Myrna Magazine Cover 1 copy

Myrna Magazine Cover 3

Junaynah Magazine Cover by Waleed Shah

We Salute You Magazine Cover

Magazine Cover - Same same stockings by Waleed Shah

Shereen Magazine Cover 3

Roua Magazine Cover 2

Roua Magazine Cover 1

Magazine Cover - Lactose

Roua Magazine Cover 3

Suzie Curtis Magazine Cover 2

Suzie Curtis Magazine Cover 1

Suzie Curtis Magazine Cover

Magazine Cover - I Miss You

Luz Magazine Cover

Stop Magazine Cover

Magazine Cover - VPN by Waleed Shah

Luz Magazine Cover 1

Luz Magazine Cover 2

Amy Roko Magazine Cover 2 by Waleed Shah

Amy Roko Magazine Cover 1 by Waleed Shah

Amy Roko Magazine Cover 3 by Waleed Shah

Magazine Cover - Switching Hips

The Beat DXB Magazine Cover

Azza Magazine Cover 2 by Waleed Shah

Azza Magazine Cover 1 by Waleed Shah

Azza Magazine Cover 3 by Waleed Shah

Chantal Magazine Cover 1

Chantal Magazine Cover 2

Chantal Magazine Cover 3 by Waleed Shah

Junaynah Magazine Cover by Waleed Shah 2

Lana Sweidan by Waleed Shah by Waleed Shah 3

Lana Sweidan by Waleed Shah by Waleed Shah 5

Nehal Khalifa Lingerie by Waleed Shah 1

Nehal Khalifa Lingerie by Waleed Shah 2

Nehal Khalifa Lingerie by Waleed Shah

PRESS

CNN Arabic
Scene Arabia
Scene Arabia Follow Up
Lovin’ Dubai
Bored Panda
Harper’s Bazaar
Flair Magazine
DIY Photography