“Shadows”: The Superb Cinematic, Dark and Melancholic Photoworks of Kaiwan Shaban
Kaiwan Shaban, Born and raised in the city of Akre in the Kurdistan region, a 22 years old digital artist, and internationally published photographer and filmmaker.
He started off as a digital artist then took on photography and garnered much success. When the pandemic hit, he decided to take advantage of it and unlock new creative ventures by going back to his roots. He taught himself 3D art and utilized his background in cinema to create unique artwork. his recent creations represent an amalgamation of digital art and cinematography that conveys the best of both worlds allowing him to translate his imaginative ideas into this distinctive form of creative self-expression.
Kaiwan has been running a YouTube channel in which he posted Lightroom and Photoshop tutorial videos in addition to travel, lifestyle, and commercial video content along with some short films. Today, Kaiwan has his own business online as K1 Production, selling digital products such as Presets, Luts…etc. He has calculated over 235K subscribers and over 10 million views, making him one of the few creatives to reach such an audience in his region. Throughout his career, Kaiwan has worked with a number of high-end clients including Mercedes, Huawei, Oppo, Sony Music, Skillshare, & MusicBed.
Kaiwan does not only produce still content but he has also ventured into the world of videography and filmmaking. His passion led him to travel to several countries to explore his style and art even further and experience new places and cultures. His unique artistic work is derived from his motivation to capture the beauty of nature and by the art of photography itself including all the inspiring creatives in the field.
For Kaiwan, Art is not just a job or a hobby to escape boredom, it gives meaning to his life and makes him always want to strive for the better to push his boundaries. That’s why he wants to inspire a generation of artists who will have just as much love and appreciation for the art as he does, maybe even more.