Hey I just wanted to say that I’m so amazed by what you do, how you treat other photographers and creatives. This is really rare. Just wanted to say thank you for all your work and inspiration”
— @AlinaPavliv (Ukraine/Poland)

Walid Azami is a photographer & director who got his start by working with Madonna + Co to help create the multitude of projects under her brand. It was there that Walid realized his place in the creative world and began teaching himself photography & directing. That type of dedication and intent is what helped him create visuals for some of the world’s biggest icons and brands including Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Volkswagen, HP Computers, Target Stores, and a video of the year nomination for Tamar Braxton’s debut release. Walid has since worked with numerous other brands and celebrities and recently added author to his resume.  

Walid started this project to share his experiences with others, hoping they also find a path to success. How to Photograph was that project to help other photographers gain success in the commercial world.

Please never stop! You’re extremely supportive and inspirational. If you stop I’ll just have to steal you as a personal friend, so I can always hear your insights on photography.
— @Andrealynnart (Chicago, Illinois)