Self-portrait

Self-portrait

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 'The Mystery theatre' is a project through which he directs his surreal vision of our world. The project aims to unveil mysteries in ourselves, our simple surroundings and everyday imagery.

He believes that the human mind is always curious for mystery, what is not seen, what is seen but not yet understood; through this curiosity he is able to capture the viewers’ attention and guide them to question the imagery and look for answers in each picture. Whether though expressing/ capturing his subject’s emotions through contemporary portraiture, or by building conceptual pieces that challenge the human perception of reality.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Vogue Arabia (Middle East) online
Vogue.it (Italy) online
Vanity Fair (Italy) online




 

SELECTED AWARDS:

Winner 2018 Sony World Photography Award, National Award - Egypt

'Portrait of Adima'  Sony World Photography Awards 2018  - Commended: Portrait Category

'Through the Glass'  Sony World Photography Awards 2018 - Commended: Portrait Category


 
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