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Shafi Sultan: Profile + Interview

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Shafi Sultan: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

My family

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

An individual who wants learn and explore this beautiful world of ours.

Why do you do what you do?

Because I believe that one should do what they love and what makes you happy (I know its cliché but that is why I do what I do)

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

About a year an half ago. I had begun photographing beautiful and fashionable people of Toronto but had no outlet to share my work. So, I decided to start an online publication (aka blog)

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I didn’t really have any challenges to overcome.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I feel many people along the way have inspired me but in particular Bill Cunningham of New York Times inspired with pursuing photography as medium through which to express my appreciation of fashion and style. I don’t think I have.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

A big mistake I made was thinking that I could continuously create content on my own. But after a year of struggle to do so I teamed up with inspiring individuals to help me create and maintain content.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

In the pipeline currently, some collaborations with local bloggers, a feature on an up and coming accessory brand called HYM, hopefully in six months time an additional tab on arts/culture will be added on the blog with dedicated contributors and perhaps creating/featuring short films.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Don’t make decision with the desire of gaining capital but choose the things that make you happy and put all your energy into it.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

As being from Pakistan I hope that people would see Pakistan more than what they see on news. Because that is at most 10% of the reality that exist in Pakistan, the other 90% is culture, colours, food, amazing and wonderful people and so much more J

Shafi Sultan: Profile

Full name

Shafi Sultan



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Lahore, Pakistan

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Lahore, Pakistan

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Editor-in-chief of theINDIVIDUALIST

How long have you been doing it?

Just over a year now

Fav Song

Don’t have one

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Currently July Talk

Fav Movie

A Single Man – Directed by Tom Ford

Fav Actor/Actress

Robert Downey Jr.

Fav Clothing brand

Tom Ford

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Richard Ayoade/Fabian Oefner

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play


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