Ayub was born in Mozambique in the 60s, though his parents moved the family to India in the mid 70s to flee the war-torn country. Ayub completed his early education in India before travelling to Europe, living and working in Portugal for eight years and then moving to London.
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 and reflect through the eye of his lens.
With a background in Science and IT, Ayub explores the intricacies of technical photography but his passion remains in the Natural world and Science communication. His images reflect the diversity of fields he photographs, from travels in Africa, to the beauty in Nature he documents and the timeless beauty of a human expression -- bringing to view what often lies beneath the simple look of the eyes or a gesture.
An ex Biology teacher and a keen Science communicator Ayub loves to share his knowledge and passion about Nature and Wildlife to students in various schools and colleges in the UK. Ayub is also involved in Science outreach work in other European countries.
Ayub has built a Tropical Science garden in the back of his house where he breeds and rears many of the beautiful exotic animals displayed in his photography gallery and he also uses them to motivate and inspire children and adults in schools around the country.