“Dou Rukh” is a photographic representation of two individual perspectives using the same subject in portrait format which, all of whom were captured this 2011. Each individual portrait intricately expresses the photographers’ distinct compositions, framework, lighting, shadows and connection with the subject. This unique compilation is styled to include two front covers; “Dou Rukh” opens landscape from one side to reveal portraits by Arif Mahmood. Mid way the book pages also rendered the other way round, featuring images by Tapu Javeri in vertical format – Thus, both sides of the book are also the respective front covers.
Personalities captured by Arif Mahmood and Tapu Javeri both, include: humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, qawwals Farid Ayaz and Abu Mohammad, artist Durriya Kazi, TV actor Shakeel, architect Habib Fida Ali, TV host Mathira, musician Ali Zafar, ex-cabaret dancer/socialite Marzi, restaurateur Mahmood Bundo Khan, playwright Haseena Moin, film actress Reema Khan, comedian Durdana Butt, media personality Imran Aslam, fashion designer Rizwan Beyg, fashion model Ayaan, and poetess Zehra Nigah along with both Arif Mahmood and Tapu Javeri themselves portrayed through each others’ lens.
Photography by Tapu Javeri and Arif Mahmood
9.5 x 7 inches