Awakening �� Maher Zain ��s record label �� was already a client of mine. My very good friend and business partner Paul Bence had shot the cover of Maher ��s first album �� so we already had a good relationship. They used to hire me to cover a bunch of their events at the time.
Most of those jobs would feature a live performance of one of their artists followed by some shaking hands and meet and greet type thing. As Maher started to have a good response from the public, Awakening wanted to have a new and modern take on Maher ��s image.
After shooting some Behind-The-Scenes of a couple of Maher ��s high-end music videos directed by Mike Harris, we had a discussion about the concept for the new album cover and the idea they wanted to run with ��
We had a long chat about it, we agreed on a location �� Sweden, where Maher actually lives, in Stockholm �� a rough date and a rough fee based on that discussion.
[We’re looking to create a set of images] that denotes hope and optimism…