Hi, I'm Khuram
Khuram Qadeer Mirza
I’m a West Midlands based Stills Photographer and have recently worked for the BBC on ‘Phoenix Rise’ season 1 & 2, ‘Man Like Mobeen’ Season 4 and select days on ‘Champion’. I’ve also worked with Netflix, Sky and the BFI. In 2021 I was won the prestigious Portrait of Britain for the British Journal of Photography. My winning image was displayed throughout the country and also published in Volume 4 of the Portrait of Britain.
I love the idea of capturing a moment on set that will eventually go on to tease or sum up the release of a film. I also love collecting photography books and if I wasn’t a photographer I’d love to have been a professional cricketer.
Highlights from Khuram
2022 has been a very eventful year for me. In June I’ve been shooting stills on ‘Phoenix Rise’ for the BBC in Coventry which wrapped in late December. I’ve been the exclusive photographer on that production which has been an amazing experience and lovely to know that all the stills (22 episodes that will be split into two seasons) would have been shot by myself.
Between that shoot I’ve also shoot stills on ‘Champion’ and ‘Man Like Mobeen’ series 4 both for the BBC. I’ve also managed to shoot stills on a number BFI shorts and a short film for comedian Joe Lycett which he directed. The final BFI starred Anjli Mohindra which was shot in Nottingham. Lovely two day shoot which I can’t wait to get the photos out there for. This final short took my total to 8 short films in 2022 (4 of which were BFI backed).
Reviews for Khuram Qadeer Mirza
Total Reviews: 5
Average Rating: 5
The perfect stills photographer
I had the pleasure of working with Khuram on a short film. Having come as a recommendation, Khuram not only delivered, he exceeded expectations and produced beautifully photographed stills beyond what I anticipated. Apart from his talent, he knew exactly when to take the photos, inconspicuously finding the right moments. Lastly, he is an absolute joy to work with. It’s a rarity to find people who impart talent, professionalism and affability. Khuram ticks all the boxes and I will definitely reach out to him on my next shoot.
“Voices” Short Film
Khuram came to us highly recommended and certainly didn’t disappoint. He was very professional, easy to talk to and understood the requirements of the shoot. He had an amazing ability to blend into the background and get incredible shots without disturbing the film-making process. We were delighted with the photos taken – a combination of behind-the-scenes shots, as well as photos posed for the the poster. In fact, we were spoiled for choice and struggled to select our final shots! Overall, I would thoroughly recommend Khuram for any short film and would definitely work with him again.
Khuram has taken numerous BTS on multiple productions always with beautiful results and the utmost professionalism. Khuram has an eye at capturing magic and would recommend to anyone!
I’ve worked with Khuram twice and on both occasions he absolutely overdelivered. Both documentaries dealt with sensitive subjects and required someone who was more than just a great stills photographer of which he certainly is. He applied a sensitivity and an element of emotional intelligence that I feel is witnessed through his work. He’s fabulous to work with. Present without being intrusive to crew, talent or contributors, yet engaging enough to put everyone at ease. He’s a fantastic photographer with a purposeful and sensitive eye. He gave me everything I requested and much more. I can not recommend him enough.
Perfect Stills and Specials
Having previously worked with Khuram on a short film he was the only person I had in mind to shoot the stills for this documentary. His ability to blend himself into the background and let the crew operate as they normally would really helped when being limited with time. This didn’t come at the cost of amazing stills! What he gave back to us was staggering that he was able to capture moments with no strain on the crew. When given a small window to shoot specials he worked wonders, being very open to taking direction as to what we were looking for but his work is best when being given free rein. I will 100% be hiring him from here on out.