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Mado El Khouly

People see colour differently. This, right here, is the world as I see it through my lens. Don’t be afraid to show off your colours. πŸ‘‡πŸΎMy Preset Pack

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People see colour differently. This, right here, is the world as I choose to see it through my lens. Don’t be afraid to show off your colours. #emadou β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmacanada 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 400 F5.0 1/200s @ 20mm White Balance: Daylight β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my LOTUS presets. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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Sunday Story Time [read this on a Sunday].. nvm! @sam.abadi thinks I suck at story telling. I definitely don’t disagree more so now than ever before. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmacanada 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F1.4 0.5s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” 2 shots were on a FE 50mm F1.8 ISO 50 F1.8 1s @ 50mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + @lightroom using an UNNAMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. It was pretty dope hanging out w/ @isaiahkim_ again for a shoot. It’s been a long time and it was a shoot that was much needed. Brother is an inspiration!

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Sun-[Mon]day Story Time: I had a wicked weekend! β€œI got so high the other night, swear to God, felt my feet off the ground” (Better - Khalid). So anyway, I went to bed in absolute happiness with the urge to wake up and go shoot. I’ve been scouting this spot that’s on the way home from work for quite some time, so I figured that I probably won’t be in a better mood to shoot it than I was earlier in the a.m! Anyway, I get there and position myself between the trees, as you can see in the photograph. I’m hiding, yeah, jamming to some decent music, and snapping one photo after the other. I was in my own lil world. The moment I get up to turn around and walk back to the car, I see myself surrounded by a massive group of tourists (ok maybe there were only 6) that were just hiding right behind me trying to figure out what was I taking a photo of?!! Scared the living beheysus outta me! Come to think about it, I really don’t know what I was snapping a photo of. All I know is that I’m in love with them greens. Anyway, @sam.abadi says I suck at story telling. I don’t disagree. FFS, I tend to keep forgetting to tell them. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmacanada 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F2.8 1/200s @ 50mm White Balance: Daylight β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using an UNNAMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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I did promise I’d add a touch of colour on my next post. What can I say... I’m a man of my word. I’m still working on that tutorial though. Ok! I’ll stop now before I make more promises that I cannot keep! Byyyeeeee! PS. tell me what you think x #timeslice β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmacanada 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F16 Various Shutter Speeds @ 50mm White Balance: Daylight β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using a variety of my presets. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. Can you guess my favourite colour?

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I’ll add a touch of colour on the next one... maybe. Until then, here’s a moody autumn sunrise in Vancouver. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmacanada 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F16 1/3s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my UNNAMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. I don’t think I can postpone things for as long as I’d like to. It’s about time I get back to creating content. Even though I don’t feel like I can give it my all, I’m actually quite excited because the moods and colours I’ve been creating lately are quite different and eye catching (to me at least).

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β€œIn my last life, was I living in the North? Getting used to the feeling of no one in sight [...] In my last life, I’ll be living somewhere warm getting used to the feeling of you in my sight.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmacanada FE 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 400 F14 30s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my UNNAMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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Su[Wednes]day Story Time. I don’t settle for the simple things. I like to add a bit of an excitement to most things. When you pair me up with Courtney, well ffs things can get outta hand. As a group, we had a cabin on Denman island. As amazing as it was, we didn’t have a boat to ourselves. The cabin next door did though. Word for word this happened. Coco: wanna rap battle? Me: fuck yes, but let’s take the neighbour’s boat and battle out in the water. Coco: we don’t have paddles though. Me: we’ll just use our hands. We carried down the boat (I did most of the carrying) and went to the water. We suffered at first, but eventually managed to get out in the open water away from the shore. I took my phone out, put some beats and off we started rapping. Bruh! It was like the 8 Mile. I was dissing her choice of music, she was to mine. Eventually, we flipped the damn thing because of how excited we were (standing up while rapping on a small boat isn’t a good idea). She starts laughing (if you’ve seen any of my old stories of Coco, you’d know the laugh) I start panicking and went into survival mode. I started dragging the upside down boat along with Coco on top of it all the way to the shore with one hand and still have my phone with music playing in the other hand. (Lost my favourite sweater in the water but that’s ok) At this point, I’m filled with adrenaline. I couldn’t even breathe (now to think of it, I was being dramatic). She was just laughing because... well that’s Coco. Eventually, I cool off and we’re both warming up under a blanket outside the cabin in the rain (I know silly) that’s when she whispers to me, β€œI won that battle though, right?” Ahhh Pookie, you did. You won the whole show. In fact, right now I’m thinking, β€œback home for the holidays, colder than usual. When’s the last time I told you you were beautiful [...] you are beautiful” @sam.abadi thinks I suck at story telling. I don’t disagree. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii FE 50mm F1.8 ISO 50 F1.8 1/800s @ 50mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my FREEFALL preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”

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It was a gloomy, windy day With lots of puddles and rain. I carried my red umbrella, But it was all in vain. A car drove by, then water splashed And my pants and shoes were wet. I shivered in the cold that day The walk outside, I regret. But I had to get to her on time Before she left for good. She said she’d meet me there today The same place we’d always would. My walk eventually turned to a run I knew I couldn’t be late. She worked at the ice cream shop, Her last work day was this date. I got my last free ice cream And I ate it with a smile I turned to her to say β€œthanks”. For ice cream, it was worthwhile. s/o to @ange_in_translation for the poem. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @nikoncanada D7200 FE 50mm F1.8 ISO 100 F1.8 1/1600s @ 50mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using an UNNAMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. You play a huge role in my life, and I’m grateful to have you. I’ve gone deep down in memory lane today, and I wanted to appreciate your presence in my life by sharing your favourite photo ~

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Sunday Story Time, this might be a bit of a toughie. You see, I’ve always wanted to be a stand up comedian, so I’ve been practicing this joke for a while now. I share it from time to time with close friends just to see their reaction. I think it’s good. I might need to tweak it here and there but overall it might sell. It’s about this one time I gave a kingpin a ride home. I’ll stop here before y’all start giving me the judgy look lol. @sam.abadi thinks I suck at story telling. I don’t disagree. Out picking thorns w/ @amk_images_ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmaCanada FE 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F8 1/100s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my OPUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. I know it’s been a while since my last story time, but I’ve only started feeling inspired to shoot again just recently. I sincerely appreciate all the warm messages I’ve been receiving, and I’ll be back to creating content on a regular basis soon. Until then, treasure those small moments with your loved ones. Much love, MEK

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This can’t be, oh, the end of all things. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmaCanada FE 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F5.0 1/200s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my OPUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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Before the colours change into the night, I’ll save you on my palette. And we collect you when your image fades on a canvas of my mind. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmacanada FE 20mm F1.4 ART ISO 50 F10 10s @ 20mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my NIGHTWALK preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. Getting yelled at for drinking cold tea at a pub w/ @amk_images_ .

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You definitely feel like an absolute badass driving an Escalade #DaringViews Throwback to my collab with @cadillac_canada . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @canoncanada 5D Mark III Canon EF 16-35 f2.8L III USM ISO 400 F2.8 1/800s @ 35mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + @lightroom using an UNNAMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. Definitely one of my favourite memories as an artist when I get asked to collaborate with a company like @cadillac_canada I still get goosebumps thinking about the whole experience! Literally thankful for all the love y’all give me! This feel amazing if it wasn’t for y’all! PS. @yaoshi333 this caption is for you! HAHA

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When I touched the bottom, I knew I should have learned to swim. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii FE 16-35 GM f2.8 ISO 160 F2.8 1/160s @ 16mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using an LOTUS preset (cooler temp). To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions.

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And I hold on to you. Models: @sophiarupprecht + @magnus.magneto . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii FE 24-70 GM f2.8 ISO 320 F2.8 1/1000s @ 42mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + @lightroom using an UNNAMED preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. _____________________________________________ Much love to those that read my captions. Years ago, I lost someone. Someone that I didn’t end things with on good terms. Now, I’m constantly reminded to treat those around me with love and respect because I don’t know when the last time I’m going to be seeing them will be. Don’t feel sad for me though. I’m actually in a happy state right now because I finally found a way to express myself and take a huge weight off my shoulders. There is more to come from my β€œHold On” series. You’ll see how I’ll switch things up a bit.

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You and I are such a disaster; acting like the universe is ours. Model: @_iona_c Out shooting w/ @folkfotos β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii FE 50mm f1.8 ISO 50 F1.8 1/320s @ 50mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my STROBE preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Much love to those that read my captions. Shooting at False Creek tonight. Only heading there to capture one shot during blue hour. DM me if you wanna join.

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Your eyes on my body. Your eyes on my face. Your eyes all over me. Your eyes on my hands. Model: @izzabellabetty . Out shooting portraits w/ @folkfotos . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii FE 50mm f1.8 ISO 50 F1.8 1/160s @ 50mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my OPUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio

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Sunday Story Time! Yes, yes, I know it’s been way past due. Since today is World’s Photography Day, here’s a picture of me in my natural habitat (it’s not really my natural habitat but it’s me doing my β€œphotography” thing) ANYWAY! Photography has been fun, I’ve met all sorts of people, and I’ve been to all sorts of places. Just the other day, I went to Hope, BC. It’s literally just outside of Vancouver. At the Timmies, waiting for my tea, the attendant overheard me talking about how to make a proper cup of tea (you don’t put the milk before the hot water), so he figured he’d join in on that. This is the conversation. Timmies: have you ever had bubble tea? Me (sarcastic as always): bubble tea?! Timmies: yeah, it’s this really sweet thick milky drink. It’s amazing! You gotta try it. You can have all sorts of flavours too. Me: (in shock, stood in silence for never meeting someone that’s only had bubble tea once). Me friend: yeah! That sounds nice. Have a good day! Thinking about this now, I’m the asshole that was being mean to the poor guy! BUT WHO LIVES IN THE 604 AND HASN’T HAD BUBBLE TEA YET?! Aite Aite! I’m calm. I’m calm. Sorry if this didn’t turned out to no longer be a story time. Anyway, @sam.abadi thinks I suck at story telling. I don’t disagree. Shoutout to @ahenrystory For the photo! Edited by me! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Shot on @sonyalpha A7Rii FE 16-35 GM f2.8 ISO 50 F2.8 1/125s @ 35mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @lightroom using my LOTUS preset. To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Much love to those that read my captions.

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Only you know how to dip into my thoughts and stir me up, and that’s why I β€œhold on.” I’m a perfectionist. It ties back to playing sports competitively as a kid. It’s an addiction. Always having the urge to perfect everything you touch. It’s not a competition between others but rather one between me, myself and I. I’m gonna stop for a bit though, as it’s not healthy. I think I’m at this point where I know that my skills with post processing aren’t on par with my imagination AND THAT’S OK! I’ll revisit this another time. Until then, let’s just β€œfeed the beast!” Models: @sophiarupprecht + @magnus.magneto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Subjects Shot on @sonyalpha A7Riii FE 24-70 GM f2.8 ISO 50 F2.8 1/2000s @ 35mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Background Shot on @nikoncanada D7200 Nikkor 18-140mm DX f3.5-5.6 ISO 100 F10 30s @ 52mm White Balance: Auto β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This photo was edited in @photoshop + in @lightroom using my GRAVITY preset (desaturated with a cooler tone). To download my preset pack, click the link in my bio. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Much love to those that read my captions.

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