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10 Questions For: Salaam Keyser
Meet Salaam Keyser, a photographer on a journey of telling stories of life, with light. He captured the profound image dubbed ‘Mercy’ and bagged himself the title of overall winner in the Amplify ImageQuest project. We delve into the heart of the man behind the lens.
1. How would you describe what you do for a living?
I love life, light and stories; and I love telling stories of life with light.
2. What is your most vivid childhood memory?
It would have to be embracing Islam.
3. If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, for dinner, who would they be and why?
1. The Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).
2. The Prophet Issa (Jesus - peace be upon him).
3. The Prophet Musa (Moses - peace be upon him). Why? To bask in their light.
4. If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why?
‘Surah Fatiha’ because it's all I need.
5. How would you complete this sentence? The South African cabinet should include a Minister of ____________.
6. What would you say is the biggest misconception about you?
There is no misconception about me, I know who I am.
7. What is your (honest) opinion of Cape Town?
Cape Town is the best modern/westernised city with the most opportunities to fill one’s self with the honor of charity, than anywhere on Earth.
8. What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
The fear of not being enough for me.
9. What's the one thing you'd like to achieve before you die?
To live according to the example of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and the Prophets that came before him (Peace be upon them all).
10. Which well-known South African personality would you, without a doubt, be able to beat in a one-on-one dance-off and why?
I don't have a TV, or the time to follow pop culture, so to be honest, I don't know.
Images Courtesy of Salaam Keyser
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