Basheer was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, and is half Turkish and half Iraqi. He has a masters degree in artistic painting. Coming to Austin from Turkey six years ago, he fulfilled his dream of living in the United States.
He loves pursuing photography as another form of artistic expression, and has a keen eye for interior design. With his warm personality he easily connects with people he’s just met.
In his spare time he takes care of his dog Leo, and his two cats, Vega, and Uggie. He met the love of his life, Kurt, in Austin, who is also a photographer with Twist Tours.