Ilyas specialises in people and event photography.
Ilyas spent his formative years working in corporate UK, but his love for photography started pre-university and only intensified when he entered his corporate life. He would use his photographs to help develop marketing materials and soon realized that his passion lay away from his desk life. He decided to pursue his dream principally in taking beautiful photographs of people, special occasions and cityscapes.
In 2016, Ilyas was the inaugural “Instagrammer-In-Residence” for UK FTSE 100 company British Land Plc. Ilyas beat off hundreds of other entries to win this accolade. He was the first to hold such a prestigious position not only for British Land Plc but also for any FTSE 100 company.
He has also won numerous other competitions with his photography including an entry to the Lumiere London 2016 competition with Visit London.
Ilyas has had his photographs featured by Visit London and Time Out London, and has had his photographs published in national titles such as National Geographic UK, the Guardian, the Daily Mirror, and in the prominent London newspaper the Evening Standard.
Ilyas undertakes various charity projects and is currently the designated photographer for a local charity: the Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA)
Ilyas has travelled to over 30 countries and loves to combine his passion for people photography with learning about other people’s culture and customs.
(pictured right: winning entry for Lumiere London 2016, French artist Cédric Le Borgne’s ethereal, illuminated Voyageurs "The Travellers" sculptures made of light.)
Pictured below is the winning entry for the Instagrammer-In-Residence competition for British Land Plc