Cinematography requires an eye, not the lens. Bin Roye brings the two together for me.
— Farhan Alam
Farhan Alam is a widely regarded cinematographer in Pakistan. He has been actively associated with Pakistani entertainment industry for the last 15 years. Farhan is acclaimed for his cinematography on numerous projects including drama serials such as: Malaal, Mera Naseeb, Sanjah, and Coke Kahani.
Farhan's love of photography and motion picture began at a young age as he meticulously observed his father Shah Alam —a legendary cinematographer and one of the pioneers of television and film in Pakistan — being at work.
His passion for the celluloid led him to pursue his diploma in Film and TV Production at the Los Angeles City College, USA. Later, he began his career by working as an assistant cameraman, gaffer and grip.
In 2010, Farhan Alam was nominated for Best Cameraman for Dastaan, a television blockbuster that aired on Hum TV. It was one of the first few projects that he collaborated on with MominaDuraid, which led to develop a creative chemistry between the two.
Earlier, he made a short film Calender that was well received as an official selection at the New York Film Expo 2010.