portrait of the photographer

Born in Beirut, I'm a photographer, printer and bookmaker living in Montreal, Canada. I started making pictures in the early 2000s and have been printing since 2012.

In my photography I look for the lyrical and poetic in the everyday, collecting fragments from daily life and travels. My interests follow themes of solitude, wonder and the ephemeral quality of life and film. I love the photographic process and the slow, meditative pace of film. Making photographs has become a part of my daily routine, I rarely leave the house without my camera.

Handmade prints, signed and unmounted, are made by myself on Ilford FB (baryta) paper from black and white negatives. Check the store section if you would like to buy one.

The name of the website is from an Italo Calvino book, its layered, poetic and sharp texts inspired a lot of my early explorations and still inform my work to this day.

influences klavdij sluban jungjin lee tamiko nishimura koji onaka saul leiter kazuo kitai photographers i follow kit young jason eskenazi graciela iturbide ralph gibson renato dagostin josef koudelka carolyn drake raymond depardon christophe agou larry towell alex webb chloe dewe mathews claudine doury pixy liao luo yang masako tomiya diana markosian rebecca norris webb thomas dworzak randall macneil gueorgui tcherednitchenko tatiana plotnikova jens olof lasthein olivia arthur emi fukuyama akiko takizawa ekaterina solovieva yurie nagashima william eggleston newsha tavakolian gap-chul lee issei suda shikanosuke yagaki
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