As a photographer, Nassif Ahmed has witnessed and captured varied facets of life through his lens. From trekking into the heart of the Dzuko valley in Nagaland, exploring the limestone caves of Meghalaya, being trapped in snowed-in Arunachal Pradesh, he has shot in remote areas of Northeast India where people still follow paganism and had never before seen a camera.

Born in verdant Kalimpong, India, Nassif Ahmed wears many hats- photographer, cameraman, ace biker, adventurer, storyteller, filmmaker, guitarist and amateur musician. He learnt the nuances of photography in Delhi and worked for 10 years in Bombay as a cameraman for corporate houses and multiple other projects for B4U, MTV, Channel V as well as numerous music videos and TV commercials. Though he was slowly becoming a sought after cameraman in India’s glitz capital, Nassif realized his calling was someplace else. He returned to Guwahati in Assam, his hometown, and since then has extensively chronicled the Northeast region in all its many shades. He has worked with the most prestigious names in Northeast India like Oil India Limited, Numaligarh Refinery Limited, 2007 National Games, Willianson Magors and many others.

Over the course of his career, Nassif has worked with several of Assam’s prominent musicians, mediahouses and television producers. As an independent documentary filmmaker, he directed a series titled Motorcycle Diaries which was a motorbike travelogue across the region and highlighted the mesmerizing beauty of his native land and neighbourhood, showcased the informal border trade between Northeast India and its transnational neighbourhood and brought lesser known destinations to the focus of people.