Sparking his viewers' imagination, Bassam Allam's photographs unveil a mind-enriching mystery world in seemingly normal surroundings.
The 29 year old creative from Cairo, Egypt is specialized in fashion and portrait photography, both expressing his surreal, cinematic style. He often uses a fine-art approach to reflect and emphasis the model's raw self and emotions.
Bassam Allam holds a bachelor in Architecture and a master in Sustainable Architecture which has been very influential to his work and resonates with his lifestyle and mindset. Both this professional field rich with ratios, geometric forms and observations, as well as his frequent travels, shaped Bassam Allam's autodidactic photographic journey and perception of the human character.
He is living and working between Munich, Berlin and his hometown Cairo and has most recently been shown in Vogue Arabia and Photo Vogue by Vogue Italia.
Bassam Allam's Mystery theater is his on going project through which he directs his surreal vision of our world. The project is shot between Germany and Egypt. In this project, He unveils mysteries in our simple surroundings and everyday imagery, by infusing mundane objects, body forms and often himself in unusual contexts and juxtapositions. The mystery theater aims to challenge the human perception of reality.