Seeing Things is a creative studio based in Dubai. We specialize in creating high quality photo and video content across a broad range of clients/industries.

What's different about us is that we work out of a full service studio space in Alserkal Avenue so in addition to photography & video we can help with content creation, production, graphic design and more in-house. We pride ourselves on sharing our creativity with our clients and can work with you to generate ideas for visual content that will bring the marketing for your brands, products and services to life. This means we can offer you more while keeping costs low.

Cost Effective 
Got a small budget? Many of our clients are individuals and small businesses and we are always willing to see if we can make it work.  Send us your budget, idea and the deliverables and let's chat!

Huge cost savings - the use of our studio is included at no charge with all photo/video bookings!

Art & Culture and beyond...
Through our sister company Gulf Photo Plus and location in Alserkal Avenue we are deeply ingrained in the world of Art and Culture in the UAE. From art documentation to event coverage we are the preferred creative team for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Alserkal Avenue, Art Jameel, Warehouse 421 and Art Dubai.   

But we don't like to put ourselves in any box, with our expert in-house team and biggest network of the best creatives in the region whether it's food stylists, drone operators,  3D virtual tours and more, we have the experience and expertise to bring your vision to life.

 

 

 

Our team members aren't just here to make a paycheck. Everyone on the team is valued and their passion for their craft is encouraged and mentored. 

We are experts in our field and do great work because we love what we do and we take pride in what we produce.

Between shoots you can find us in our studio playing very serious games of ping pong!

Mohamed Somji
Founder & Photographer
Mohamed heads Gulf Photo Plus and started Seeing Things in 2015 as a way to shoot more, but it quickly became a diverse and renowned studio working with the biggest clients in the region. As a photographer, his reportage style lends unique perspective to his subjects be it architecture and interiors or portraits and lifestyle images. He's been featured in many publications and exhibitions but his team will tell you his true passion is beating everyone at ping pong.

Krista Leiann
Senior Producer
Krista oversees the team and all projects at Seeing Things. She believes creating a place where people are happy and thriving is integral to ensuring everything we produce is at the high quality ST is known for. She understands what clients want and knows how to work with the team to get there. She has high expectations and is still constantly blown away by what the team creates. In her personal work she likes things with a touch of humor that bring people together.

Rochelle Cariño
Producer
Rochelle has 5 years of project management experience and is well versed in all things production down to the smallest details. She is very intuitive and goes out of her way to be one step ahead when supporting clients and the team. She’s an excellent communicator, always on the ball and a total pleasure to work with. She loves working in a creative environment and finds inspiration in her favorite KDRAMAs and from her 2 fluffy cats: Bucky & Mjölnir.

Niño Consorte
Studio Assistant & Photographer
Nino's love for photography started 7 years ago when he began working with Mohamed Somji as at Gulf Photo Plus. He has since become an expert assistant that the whole team relies on and shoots photo and video. His love of the craft has led him to his passion of street photography where his photos capture stolen moments of people and places that tell their stories. On and off set Nino always brings a great attitude and keeps everyone on the team laughing. 

Bala Ochangco
Videographer
Bala comes from a family in film production who inspired him to pursue his craft 9 years ago. Keeping creatively at the edge of the cliff, he has won silver at the QS-APPLE Creative Awards and grand prize at the Vision Petron Art Competition. Even with his experience and success his enthusiasm to keep learning and improve his visual storytelling is never ending and inspires his teammates to do the same.  In his own time he enjoys cooking and even produces his own cooking show.

Ismail Noor
Photographer
Ismail has a background in advertising where his curiosity brought him behind the camera 5 years ago. He is now one of the best art & culture photographers in the region, shooting regularly for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Alserkal Avenue and many other galleries. He also specializes in architecture and interior photography and enjoys documenting the streets and daily activities of people in his travels. He is so easy to work with which is a reflection of his many repeat clients.

Augustine Paredes
Photographer
Augustine Paredes is an artist and photographer with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, and a background in advertising giving him a unique perspective working with clients. His work has been exhibited around the world most recently at Art Dubai and Art Fair Philippines. He is a true creative and brings innovation and imagination to the visual narratives he tells inspired from his many-storied travels and experiences. He is multi-faceted and elevates ST with his work across our platforms. 

John Gatapia
Videographer
John is a video creator with almost 6 years of experience. He can handle a broad range of content creation but he especially loves docu-commercial projects. On set he is focused and keeps things simple and the videos he makes continually exceed client expectations. Color grading is his favorite part of the whole process as that seemingly subtle detail can set the mood for the whole story. At the studio he is constantly giving Mohamed Somji a run for his money on the ping pong table. 

 

Work with us 

If you'd like to work with us or send an inquiry please get in touch and we'd be happy to chat about it, call us on +9714 226 1950 or email us at info@seeingthings.ae