Yusuf is a self taught photographer who started his career in Philadelphia Pa. He is a graduate from Tracey Warner School of Fashion Technology and also has a degree from Gordon Phillips School of Cosmetology.
He received his Teacher's Certification in the early 80's. Yusuf was also inspired to start his own manufacturing company which was well known under the label of "Hafizdesigns" which also gave him his first start at becoming a professional photographer.
After several years with the industry, Yusuf turned his back on conventional picture taking, choosing instead to force his way into commercial photography.
He and his wife Parris reside in Arlington TX, and his studio is located in Mesquite TX. His specialty is photographing elite fashion, glamour models as well as commercial photography, and most recently kids and young adult portraits, under the lable of "Splitin' image"