Just a simple girl who loves color, creativity, art, technology, philosophy, spirituality and psychology.
I'm a little fused (East & West).
On Photography, here are my prized (treasured) awards/recognition that give me hope and make me want to do better each time:
- Flickr Blog for variety by genius folk who run this place;
- Harvard University - Graduate School of Design;
- Photography Middle East Magazine;
- The 2005 Flickys People Choice Awards; and
- Testimonials here and what you see on this page.
Each comment, dedication or a card I receive is a present I cherish and it's the secret that fuels my creativity. What makes me special is you. Thank you for being part of my life and for making all the difference.
Here's my little brother Ziko. Been exceptionally blessed with a wonderful small family, fantastic friends and a great opportunity to get to know you wonderful people here.
As with groups: Created Catchy Colors, was gifted FlickrSoup for Soul and adopted Jewelry & Ornaments.
If it wasn't for the amazing inspiration, interaction with pros at flickr and the ease of use of the site and it's tools, I don't think I could have learned and achieved so much in just such a short span of time.
I hope you enjoy these pictures as much I did taking them. For me each one of them holds a story (most of times its me getting into new trouble), a sentiment or a near death experience trying to get that one good shot.
So relish the usual, unusually - at a twisted angle - efatima way :)
I am also a freelance journalist and a used to be a columnist for magazines and inhouse newsletters at work. HERE I pour out my thoughts from what I see and feel. you will get an idea of how my mind works :)
Photos of !efatima (3)
- ! **Local Marks (stamps, manhole covers, marks, etc...) 340 photos, 855 members
- Stumbleupon and eBay 505 photos, 32 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 8,819 photos, 2,511 members
- Bokeh Photography (1/day) 113,967 photos, 9,618 members
- Pretty fruits and veggies!! 6,111 photos, 1,003 members
- This is My Best Shot 3,056 photos, 144 members
- Magical Colours 154 photos, 28 members
- 10things 70 photos, 35 members
- India Special 3,281 photos, 463 members
- Reflektionen 181 photos, 40 members
- Flickr Photoshop Professional 21 photos, 154 members
- Cats with big personalities || Please comment! 47,637 photos, 4,134 members
- Top 25 Purple, Pink and Blue (Post 1 - Comment 1) 26 photos, 1,171 members
- FlickrExplorer 1,059 photos, 87 members
- Photo uniques - Exceptional pictures 35,899 photos, 905 members
- 365+1 for 2012 (366 days) 15,347 photos, 205 members
- Photo Talk Plus 640 photos, 363 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) New Group 1,435 photos, 596 members
- The way to the streets 4,456 photos, 348 members
- ** The Envy of Photoshop & Photoart! [invited ONLY](P1/A1) 11,152 photos, 1,345 members
- Top 25 Red, Orange & Yellow (Post 1 - Comment 1) 26 photos, 1,352 members
- The Digital Visual - Week in Reader Photos 16,198 photos, 1,282 members
- Color Photo Award - PREMIER -- Post 1: Give 2 - Get 5: Go BRONZE 193,565 photos, 31,799 members
- Green is Gorgeous and Full of Life! 19,174 photos, 1,094 members
- "Flowers, Trees & Foliage" 140,472 photos, 4,580 members
- *WONDERFUL NATURE* [ Post 01, Award 03 ] ( Not People) 43,975 photos, 2,688 members
- Dazzling Shots | Post 1 comment 5 | 250,728 photos, 13,548 members
- A Photographer's Nature - Post 3/Comment 4 - 3 a day limit 31,347 photos, 1,255 members
- The Airline Directory: "A" 8,787 photos, 292 members
- Thanks Steve 19 photos, 9 members
- Faces of ONE 1,061 photos, 4,851 members
- Cancer, not everyone survives... 254 photos, 59 members
- artland 494,455 photos, 28,432 members
- Top 20 Everlasting (Qualified :: Award 2) 1,289 photos, 677 members
- Strobist.com 572,343 photos, 113,727 members
- MyLife MyStory 25,221 photos, 1,621 members
- Canon Imagination 570,037 photos, 17,482 members
- Snapfish 24 photos, 8,584 members
- This is what we love 24,836 photos, 1,361 members
- Immagine Art@ndWork 5,486 photos, 277 members
- Shallow Depth of Field 27,658 photos, 1,875 members
- Airbus A380 - The Reference Group 5,464 photos, 451 members
- School of Digital Photography 386,848 photos, 14,968 members
- Photography by women in the Middle East 2,239 photos, 261 members
- For Exposition 39 photos, 59 members
- Regards de femmes ~~ Glances of women 17,755 photos, 585 members
- yes i cam 406 photos, 29 members
- BeautyZone 962 photos, 52 members
- Top 20 Greenish 19 photos, 2,062 members
- Pretty Pictures. 4,262 photos, 1,128 members
"I have one of her pictures hanging on my wall."
10th December, 2011
"Fatima... oh, Fatima. It's so difficult to express in a couple of lines all the things you are capable of awakening in the people who come to be luckily touched by knowing you. You are an icon of love, of strength, of generosity, humbleness and wit. You are the eyes of beauty (not only for you beautiful eyes but for how they magnifically capture the preciousness of every thing you come across with. You are definitely one of a kind, and of those people I deeply wish there were more in the world. You are a healer, a messenger of goodness and peace. And your photography is (just) one of the many gifted means to convey your message to the world. I wish you all the love, health, strength, good luck and success you deserve, which is so much more than anyone can imagine. An angel, Fatima, I am blessed to have met you. God bless you."
22nd December, 2008
"She is very nice photographer this is the best word which can express about her. I like here photo so much. The best thing I like about her is that, very simple place, very simple object become a great photo.
And I always proud and happy to become her friend."
3rd December, 2008
Be happy, Be well in every thing, Be Creative....
I check your site ofen.
15th February, 2008
"Fatima loves to experiment with colour, light, texture, and sparkle. She sees beauty and photographic potential in subjects that many of us tend to overlook. She has a flair for turning something simple into something dynamic and eye-catching. Some of my favorites are “Hanging Out”, Hot Turkish Coffee or…tea?”, Dedicated to catchy Colors Members” and “Hey! Check out that Couple”. She also loves variety, as you will notice in her photostream. This also makes viewing her set fun and interesting.
I also love her "Doorknob" Photo but it still needs a title...it is an orphan without a name. Cheers, Micki"
20th February, 2008
Amber * says:
"Fatima is great --- I think of her as a spherical being, here talent / warmth / charisma come full circle to encompass her.
She has inspired me to become more community oriented on a global scale, and has helped me on more than one occasion to solve my group admin. woes...LOL.
If you take a look at her photography --- be prepared to be pulled in and engulfed by the beauty, depth and range of her subjects. Even the mundane subjects become a vision not to be ignored.
I expect to see her in the future covering for shoots that are shown on a global scale. The kind that make us flickrphotophiles drool."
3rd August, 2007
"Fatima has a "TON" of colorful, sharp, crisp and highly artistic images and in her flickr photo stream. I've followed it for about a year now and can say she is definitley in my ballpark of attention span artistically. A very impressive photographer and down to earth "East/West" person from my interactions with her. A warm and friendly soul on the internet and I'm pretty sure in real life also, lol. We probably won't see somewhere "Mass Murderer Fatima" as a headline in our lifetimes, lol, ;)"
4th July, 2007
Is my initial contact when I joint flickr.
She is one of the top most popular community member on flickr since day one.
All her work are superb if not Excellent.
I am totally running out of word to describe how good she is!!
Just visit her more often & discover even more!!
Thank you for your kindness & loving to the community.
You are great!!
I appreciate your everything!!"
7th June, 2007
"Fatima's work reflects her personality. Warm, kind, thoughful, soft... you can just see all her qualities in her photography work. Full of colors and charm, her work is very inspiring.
Thank you for sharing the beauty, and all the best."
14th December, 2006
el patojo says:
"Without a doubt Fatima is one of the greatest photographers I´ve seen around. An inspiring photographer who captures the beauty and life of every subject. I confess I wasn´t aware of the greatness of her photostream, I´m glad I am now, and to know that I can come here any time to learn something new, to get inspired or just to admire the beauty of every single shot is fascinating.
Enjoy! And again, thanks for sharing your great shots Fatima."
27th November, 2006
the tomahawk kid says:
"when fatima posts a new picture, it's not just a picture...it's got life, it's got heart and it's definitely got soul because she puts all that into every single one...it's little wonder that she is so adored by so many because all that heart and life and vitality spills out from the pictures and captures you in a way that very few others can...her pictures make you look at your world in a different way because she shows you there is a different way and it doesn't stop at the image...add to this the fact that flickr hasn't been a 2 way street for her for some time now due to her ISP blocking flickr and you begin to see just how special she really is, how dedicated to sharing her world...i take my hat off to you fatima...long may you continue to open our eyes...x"
9th May, 2006
"Fatima is one of the bravest, kindest, most beautiful people on Flickr or anywhere. Her life and her work are a great inspiration, full of light and unique perspectives. May the love she shows in her photographs and deeds come back to her doubly. Thank you, Fatima, for being the very special person you are."
29th March, 2006
END LESS says:
"!efatima,s photo are really beautiful and wondeful . she is really profesional in her work and if I could I was ready to work for him and learn some technichal point in photography from her . however hope she always be success in her life"
1st March, 2006
"I adore efatima!
This beautiful young woman brings us into her world through her encouraging words, inspiring thoughts, and beautiful photographs.
Thank you, ever so kindly, for letting us in :-)"
16th December, 2005
"Efatima is one of the best photographers in the whole flickr community. On top of her excellent work and artistic eye, efatima is one of the nicest and kindest people out there. She really goes that extra mile to help people and show them she cares. Thank you."
8th December, 2005
"When I visit Fatima's photostream, there is one word that always comes to my mind... and it is: SUMPTUOUS which means rich and superior in quality.
Of course I could also use a few synonyms, like: awe-inspiring, beautiful, deluxe, elegant, gorgeous, grandiose, imposing, impressive, luscious, luxuriant, magnificent, opulent, palatial, pompous, posh, prodigal, splendid, splendiferous, ........ !
But be careful, visiting once, will get you addicted!!
Take care Fatima!"
15th November, 2005
wish u all the best"
1st November, 2005
~*® NO_LIMIT ®*~ says:
A true photographer..Her work is challenging and inspiring.
And here picture speaks more than a million words..
Her photo stream is definitely one of the most interesting on flickr ^_^"
9th October, 2005
Fatima ur so talented and i really to like ur shots which always teach me something :) keep it up sis"
5th October, 2005
Muadh N M says:
""Fatima has got a marvelous collection of great photos, though the subejcts she capture are very normal, yet the picture she produces is rare and unique! Fatima has a wonderful ability to choose the right words to complete her photograph.
I really don't know her in person, but from her pictures and other testimonials I can tell that she is a very kind, nice, sweet, lovely, artistic, courageous, strong-willed, passionate & and inspirational to all of us. She certainly deserves the awards she lately got.
24th September, 2005
"Efatima's photos remind me why I want to become a photographer, whether I make money with it or not. The joy of capturing the beauty of a mundane moment admist so much tragedy in the world. It's all I can hope for at times. Everyday is a new day, another flickr, another camera click.
She blows me away, her grace, beauty, and intense concentration come through in her ART. If I can photograph like her one day, I will be more than satisified.^
(Thanks to Ziko´s link found my testimonial!)"
13th September, 2005
"Wow! Your eye on color and work with color simply takes my breath away! Thank you so much for sharing with us .."
31st August, 2005
Great work sweetie!
24th August, 2005
"The old man took his bones to the doctor, saying, "I cannot sleep at night, nor walk in the sun, for my bones ache." The doctor considered this for several long minutes in silence. At length, he took the bones from the old man and bade him to return home."
9th August, 2005
"!efatima is a great photographer, and its an honour to have her around us; sharing her great photos, which i enjoy watching.
She inspires me in many different ways, and i learned alot from her.
28th July, 2005
"I said it before and I'll say it again.
Brilliantly beautiful photos. I dare anyone to browse her photostream and find one that fails to impress. A wonderful photographer and an inspiration.
Mighth I add, her macro photography is top notch. I wish I knew her secrets ;)
26th July, 2005
" "Efatima is one of a kind"
It's quite evident through her photos the wonderful talant she has..
Her letters and prayers and concern for all ....well, that speaks loud and clear her sensitivity and much love she has for all.
..Efatima is so full of life and zeal......
She has touched me so by her concern and prayers for my grandson Nicholas which made a great deal of difference in his life.
.. I am happy to give this testimony of thanks and praise to my sister for her very talented work and love for all.
Thank you Efatima..
your sister and friend,
25th July, 2005
"Fatima has an eye that sees the joy and the sacred in what most people would see as the mundane. I always find her pictures fascinating, even if the image is of the most common item. I've learned much from her creative passion as well as her dedication to the flickr community."
24th July, 2005
"I'm always surprised by her shots. Astonishing colors and unexpected shapes.. they give desire to discover beauty in every thing."
24th July, 2005
"In Fatima, I have found: a teacher, an inspiration, an artist, eyes upon a new world, and, most of all, a friend.
In addition to both internal and external beauty, combined with a startlingly vast intellect, Fatima is one of the few I have encountered who I can say is in possession of raw talent on the level of genius."
7th July, 2005
Sam Scholes says:
"You might ask what is there to love about Fatima's photography? I would happily respond, what isn't there to love? Fatima has a wonderful eye for exciting visual details and has a way with color like no one else. When viewing her photographs I sometimes get a sense that the images are leaping forward from the screen because they are so intense. Fatima is a kind and thoughtful person and I see this reflected in her work and words. Thank you Fatima."
5th July, 2005
"Anything that could be said about Fatima has probably already been said, yet it bares repeating. Efatima has a true eye for wonderful, awe inspiring shots. She has a delightful, sometimes playful perspective on color theory and works wonderful spiritual magic that you can't help but be warmed by. She is a true asset to the flickr community.
And she takes some really bitchin' pictures!"
5th July, 2005
" The pictures at Catchy Colors are just dazzling. I am learning a lot from this thriving group.
As for !efatima, she is not only an incredible photographer, but she is also brilliant at making things move in a pool, a dedicated photographer, and an admin full of energy and great ideas.
Keep us moving."
23rd June, 2005
"I admire what efatima is doing on flickr. Recent years have seen too much focus on technology for the sake of technology. efatima is using the flickr tools to evolve a new social experience. She works her magic by contributing rich colours and a beautiful human touch.
I encourage all of you surrounded by too much sterile technology to try the very special !efatima cure: dedicate a screen to the RSS feeds from efatima's photostream and the Catchy Colors photo pool. Life will take a happy turn."
21st June, 2005
Random and Odd says:
"Efatima always has something nice and creative to say that makes you feel so blessed that she came to visit.
Her pictures soothe your soul. Her voice on Flickr is what makes Flickr the place it has become. A family."
16th June, 2005
Saeed Khalifa says:
"i know i havnt met her or talked to her on msn, but her photos show that shes an elegant beauty with a love for what she does :) i feel so close as a brother to you fatima :)"
10th June, 2005
My Little Monkey says:
Your pictures inspire me. The color and your eye for what is simplistic and beautiful is what speaks to me. Your pictues have such a positive aura that comes through. You are my first testimonial and felt the need to let you know that out of many pictures I've seen, your photos inspired me to be a better photographer and artist. Thank you!
9th June, 2005
Sully Pixel says:
"Talk about color, Fatima has it. Her "hooked" photo was one of my first favorites. Amazing eye, great compositions. Definitely a must see. -- Jonathan"
7th June, 2005
* Honest * says:
"Fatma truly has the photographic eye.. however much i praise it would not equal the dynamism and refinement of her work.
So just look at her work, admire the sharpness of her skill; its candy for the eyes & mind."
3rd June, 2005
Intelligent Sweetie says:
"Fatima... there are not enough words to describe her. Courageous, strong-willed, spirited, beautiful, sweet, lovely, passionate, a survivor, a true inspriation to us all.
Her photos reflect herself... so much more than you see on the outside. Truly worth more than a million words."
2nd June, 2005
"Fatima is warm, generous and has a mean eye. I mean, a real eye for beauty, no meanness in that! Her photos will knock your socks off and leave you wanting more, which hopefully will happen sooner rather than later.
I now see why she was missed so greatly. I was flickr young then, now I'm ready to fall in line. Hahah, kidding. But I am looking forward to seeing what the future (and past) holds. Keep on fighting and hopefully there will be many many more fine days getting finer days than bad ones."
1st June, 2005
"Glad to see you back...You've been missed :)
God bless You."
30th May, 2005
"And as I said before: "Besides being among the most talented photographers around, it's her personality that makes Fatima the real jewel she is.
The fact that Fatima features on the cover of the brochure for the Human Resource Development of Dubai is so symbolic. She is the kind of person you aspire to be, once she touches your life. Not only professionaly but also as a kind, caring, loving person with open mind, a great sense of humor and a humility that makes you forget any petty sorrows you might go through.
If every human being develops to be like her the world would be a better place.
Love and hugs, your friend, Kees.""
29th May, 2005
"I have said this once before, and I'll say it again:
"Fatima is not only an amazing photographer, she is an amazing person. Her images are very much a reflection of her personality... unique, artistic, inspirational, and beautiful are all words that come to mind when I browse her photostream. Her encouragement to others, artistic vision and beautiful images all make flickr a better place to be. I am grateful she is here."
Welcome back Fatima, it is so nice to see you return. God bless you my friend."
29th May, 2005
"Hey Sis, here are your prized testimonials. www.flickr.com/gr...
So PROUD of you."
27th May, 2005
""Who is Fatima?" ..look up the word 'victor' in any dictionary - her profile picture will be the featured illustration..
What else can I say? ..how about
"..I told you so!.."
In fact, when they make the Movie of her Life, the title will be
"Dancing In The Dragon's Mouth 101"
*More Big, Sloppy, Long-armed HuGS & Kisses from across the Ocean!*"
16th May, 2005
- March 2005
- I am:
- Female and Taken
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