Urban Orlando Photo Series Focuses on the City Beautiful
An Orlando-based photographer, Ahmed Hashim, recently turned his camera towards the evolving urban form of the City Beautiful for local blog, the Orlandoan.
“I appreciate people who see another side of Orlando through my lens,” says Ahmed Hashim. “I like exploring the walkable areas in town where the locals live, work, eat, and play.”
Hashim’s work is influenced by the everyday life of people living in their city. “I’m drawn to the human element in urban settings with a focus on mood, expression, colors, geometry, patterns, and dramatic light.”
You’ll usually find him in the diverse neighborhoods and towns that make up the central Orlando area, including Downtown, Winter Park, and College Park, and once in a while even in the tourist areas – “for a different flavor.” That built diversity is reflected in Orlando’s photographers.
“Orlando is a mixed bag of different genres and flavors. It’s as diverse as its local community.” And that variety of lifestyles and cultures is growing more and more evident as locals and visitors continue to search for the “other” or “real” Orlando.
“I like how the City of Orlando is trying to define its identity for ‘The City Beautiful’ and brainstorm about what else it has to offer.”
Take a look at some more of Hashim’s stunning photographs that capture the City Beautiful’s diverse local community below:
Sources: “Urban Orlando photo series focuses on City Beautiful,” Bungalower; and “In Photos: Urban Orlando by Ahmed Hashim,” the Orlandoan