‘Life is short. Don’t waste it taking boring pictures.’
Nhuri is one photographer who isn’t afraid of pushing the creative boundaries. As the co-founder of Burnt House Productions, a Bermuda based advertising agency, Nhuri has become a frontrunner in the area of luxury lifestyle photography and film. Amazingly enough, he’s self-taught.
As he tells it, just a few short years ago, his life was on a radically different track in the corporate world. While working in the local banking industry, Nhuri had an epiphany one day – he should be doing more with his creative passions and natural talent for photography. He stepped away from his cubicle and vowed never to return to that type of working environment again.
These days he gets paid to showcase the best and brightest of Bermuda. His resume boasts clients such as the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Hamilton Princess and Beach Club and Goslings, to name a few.
Nhuri had the privilege of shooting celebrities like Bermuda-born, internationally acclaimed triathlete Flora Duffy; Jamaican reggae artist Luciano; and world renown chef, restaurateur and Food Network star, Marcus Samuelsson.
Nhuri’s catalogue of work includes striking advertisements showcasing premium Bermuda-based products, to his powerful editorial work that tells a story all its own. A ‘go-to’ man, Nhuri is known to handle everything from photography and production management, to global entrepreneurship.
When he’s not experimenting behind the lens, you can find Nhuri at home with his lovely wife Sherice, their baby daughter Noa and fur-child, a cocker spaniel named Kalli. His wife describes him as a free spirit, full of creative energy and enthusiasm – all traits that make being married to him a blast! He is also an avid traveller – having visited every continent so far except two (Australia and Antarctica) – Nhuri is someone determined to soak up every drop of adventure he can, and approaches each job with that same gusto.
Nhuri has captured images for some of Bermuda’s most prestigious and iconic brands – from Gosling’s, a family owned rum company established in 1824, to Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, a newly-renovated luxury urban resort overlooking Hamilton Harbour. His stunning imagery has appeared in magazines, websites and billboards in Bermuda and around the world.
Some tell stories with pen and paper, Nhuri prefers using the lens of a camera. Each curated shot offers a glimpse into the life and character of a subject. Aiming to go beyond the status quo of just creating a pretty image, Nhuri’s mission is to stir emotions and spark deeper thought. Click below to see some of his most noteworthy projects.
There’s nothing that Nhuri loves more in life than his family. He’s been married to his college sweetheart Sherice for 8 years and they welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl named Noa, into the world on March, 18 2017. Their sweet cocker spaniel Kalli is a perfect complement to their family-of-four and ensures there’s never a dull moment in the Bashir household.