Pakistani photographer Sadia does her biggest shoot with the big man, the Incredible Hulk
A young photographer Sadia Khan from Karachi, Pakistan, has recently done her biggest shoot of life with the big man of Hollywood, Mark Ruffalo, who plays The Hulk in marvel movies. Sadia moved to UK to complete her studies in Business Management and to indulge in her passion for photography.
In March 2015, Sadia was able to complete one of the biggest projects of her life: a photo shoot with Hollywood superstar Mark Ruffalo. She is the first Pakistani female photographer to work with the Hollywood actor, describing him as “the most generous, gentle, humble and down-to-Earth human being I have ever met in my life”.
“The 2nd of March 2015 in London was a great day in my life, when I met Mark Ruffalo for a photo shoot. I waited at a local pub for him arrive. He was bang-on time and waved to me from the other side of the road. The greet felt so warm when I said “Good morning, Mark”; in reply he smiled at me with a nod of his head. Though I was still shocked and mesmerised that Mark Ruffalo was next to me for a shoot, it wasn’t difficult for me to start conversation with him,” said Pakistani photographer Sadia Khan to Aquila Style.
“We sat at a table next to the River Thames when he started talking about his interest in different cultures. After explaining his interests he started asking about Islam, Islamic teaching and Pakistan society. I explained the different concepts and teachings of Islam. -” Sadia added.
She continued that “Mark was interested in colourful Asian weddings and different parties before and after the wedding ceremony, as well as the combined family system in some Asian countries, parents’ responsibilities to their children and children’s respect for their parents. A 90-minute chat allowed us to cover a wide range of topics such as women’s rights, forced marriages, terrorism and poverty and charity organisations that are working in Pakistan to help the poor.”
Mark thanked Sadia on his official Twitter account and
Mark was ased on twitter that when he is going to visit Pakistan, he replied, “Hopefully soon. I was very interested and had lunch with Sadia Khan and her fiance. Great folks.
Sadia says that as a young Pakistani female, it has been a challenge trying to become involved in Hollywood, partly because she feels males dominate the industry, but also because she was establishing her own solid connections rather than relying on anyone else. Sadia says the pictures will be used as part of her growing portfolio.
While on assignment at many prestigious events, Sadia has been able to meet celebrities from around the world including Shah Rukh Khan, Kalki Koechlin, David Hayes, Dave Bautista and Chris Hemsworth.