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Nazar - Arab eyes
2004

Nazar - Arab eyes

Youssef Nabil

SELECTED WORK (1993-2004)

Youssef Nabil (b. Egypt, 1972) grew up in the glory days of Egyptian cinema.His photographs are inspired by this world of glamour, elegance andmelodrama which was known as Hollywood on the Nile. Nabil photographscontemporary actors, singers and artists as the Egyptian film stars ofyesteryear. As a teenager Nabil liked the old technique of hand-colouring black and white photographs – which was still very common in Egypt. He decided to colour his images using that same technique in a contemporary way. In his work Nabil leaves room for buried drama: his portraits also play with the desire for immortality. Youssef Nabil learned his trade with photographers David Lachapelle in New York and Mario Testino in Paris. He sees his photographs as an encounter with the peoplehe loves.

  • SELECTED WORK (1993-2004)

    Youssef Nabil (b. Egypt, 1972) grew up in the glory days of Egyptian cinema.
    His photographs are inspired by this world of glamour, elegance and
    melodrama which was known as Hollywood on the Nile. Nabil photographs
    contemporary actors, singers and artists as the Egyptian film stars of
    yesteryear. As a teenager Nabil liked the old technique of hand-colouring black and white photographs – which was still very common in Egypt. He decided to colour his images using that same technique in a contemporary way. In his work Nabil leaves room for buried drama: his portraits also play with the desire for immortality. Youssef Nabil learned his trade with photographers David Lachapelle in New York and Mario Testino in Paris. He sees his photographs as an encounter with the people
    he loves.

  • SELECTED WORK (1993-2004)

  • SELECTED WORK (1993-2004)

  • SELECTED WORK (1993-2004)

  • SELECTED WORK (1993-2004)

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