Ayub was born in Mozambique in 1964, though his parents moved the family to India in the 70s to flee the war-torn country. Ayub completed his secondary education in India before travelling to Europe, living in Portugal for eight years. In 1992 he moved to London, where he now lives with his Singaporean wife and their two children.
Ayub’s travels have made him fluent in seven languages, reflecting his immersion in and ties to the many cultures which have become a part of him. These myriad of traditions led to a natural passion for the diversity found in nature.
It was in India that he discovered photography and became immediately hooked on the ability to freeze a moment, capture an expression record history for posterity. This wonder led him to dive deeper into this art form and pursue professional expertise.
With a background in Science and IT, Ayub explores the intricacies of technical photography but his passion remains in the Natural world. The images reflect the diversity of fields he photographs, from travels in Africa, to the beauty in Nature all around us, to the timeless beauty of a human expression -- bringing to view what often lies beneath the simple look of the eyes or a gesture.
Ayub has combined his other passion, sports, with his love for photography. He is a Black Belt in Karate and a long distance runner, with the half-marathon as his preferred distance. A teacher as well as an eager student, Ayub loves to pass on his knowledge by helping others explore the beauty of the art of photography in workshops onsite and online. He is involved with local schools and organisations linked with wildlife and preservation of Nature, helping educate about the importance of insects and Nature in our ecosystem.