We had the good fortune of connecting with Milad Desha and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Milad, what do you want people to remember about you?
I want my photographic work to be my legacy. and I want people the type of topics I chose for the success of my work , whether it was on the media level or on other levels.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a Photographer and Videographer, and I follow the work of many photographers in the world, and each of us has distinguished and wonderful works. What I am most proud of is entering the world of fashion and beauty photography. The moment I published the first picture of my work, that was an indescribable day for me, and this means that I started my artistic career right. And what I reached professionally today, it was not easy and it was not difficult, but it was all by chance and luck, a coincidence that brought me together with people in my life who have all the credit for what I am currently in, the challenges that I faced and that I still face are the circumstances of life, for example, the Covid-19epidemic, it’s changed a lot of things, but I occupy myself with editing some of the photos I have in the archive and publish them on my account on Instagram or in my portfolio or create some small videos, I spend my time on that until normal life returns and I go back to my work as a Photographer and Videographer The best feeling is that people know you Through your work, this is what I want to achieve someday.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’ll take it to the shops first and then I’ll take it to the NGV show in Melbourne also I’ll take it to the beach, also to some foreign restaurants to discover their dishes, and also to the nightclubs downtown

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My name is Milad, I started in the world of media by chance in my country Iraq, specifically on a local radio station that could cover only a few streets. In short, it was a radio with a low budget. My family always told me this aspect does not help you get enough money to live, but I was thinking the opposite Their thinking, I was saying that one day I would come to work in the largest media organization and that happened, when I got a job offer from the Russia Today satellite channel in Moscow, ..my God, I did not believe myself when they sent me the offer, I left my country Iraq in 2006, this was it Thanks to a friend of mine named Hazem Al-Suwaidi, he is one of the distinguished Iraqi broadcasters, after that I started my media journey until 2017, I started with a new page, the world of photography, I had some information about photography and I had my own camera, I remember it well, (Olympus), given to me by Before a friend of mine in 2008, but the second camera I bought was a (Canon 6D), this camera brought me luck. In Lebanon 2017, one of the most important names in the world of makeup was Alain Hayek, who discovered my talent in the world of photography, I started with him by working in his salon, During my work with him in Lebanon, I started my business with him. He is my friend and teacher, and he has all the credit for discovering my talent. In 2019, I arrived in Australia, the last stop I was thinking of settling in. Here in this beautiful country, specifically in Melbourne, I met many friends and lovers of the world of photography and fashion, where I had the opportunity to cover a fashion show for some fashion designers from different backgrounds and the show was under the name (Underss Runways) The opportunity came from Through a friend of mine who is also a fashion designer and owner of joroh clothing line named Victor Namutwe Joroh , he offered me to apply to work as a volunteer photographer, I accepted this offer and was very excited about the event, and through it I got to know other people in the field of photography and design, as it opened up prospects for cooperation and work with them, from During them, my photos and videos were published in the most famous fashion magazines as (VOGUE Magazine , HUF Magazine ) and I also participated in a film festival in Berlin, all thanks to Victor and my artist friend Vyra , and during the volunteering and work experience I also devoted myself to studying at RMIT University to obtain a degree in photography and photo Imaging certificate VI , And people started getting to know me little by little,Todays,with the support of my best and nearest person in my life Rodolfo Celis and my family I am still working in this industry but the Covid 19 stopped my work and the work of all photographers

Website: https://www.miladshayaphotography.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milad_shaya/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milad-shaya-1204b518b/?originalSubdomain=au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Milad.Shaya2019/

Image Credits
Milad Shaya Photography

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