Abdellah Azizi is a passionate photographer from Morocco, who loves to photograph South Moroccan landscapes, people, folklorists’ bands, and the life of the rich part of Africa. After finishing high school, Abdellah applied for the Institute specialized for film industry, where he studied for two years on techniques of lighting, and griping. Then he moved to Casablanca to study camera work, and audio-visual post production for a year. He started to work as camera an assistant, lighting technician, and also worked for a local e-magazine, as videographer. The e-magazine didn’t have a photographer, so they asked him to do some photo assignments for them, and they liked his work. From then Abdellah moved to photography. There are lots of other reasons too, but the main one he believes is the freedom he enjoys in this medium.
In this “Exclusive Interview” section, today we have the opportunity to talk with Abdellah Azizi, as his photograph was winner of Photo of the Month – 24th Month, 1st Place. Let’s discover more about him, and his forays into photography in the following interview with him.
L&C: The photograph, “Atlas Child”, which was selected as Photo of the Month, is a beautiful Portraiture Photograph with an artistic perspective, correct lighting, a beautiful story, and very well presented. Overall, this is a great composition! Tell us more about your experience of taking this photograph.
Abdellah: I was in an assignment to photograph the famous Kasbah of Taliouin, at the Atlas Mountains. I was accompanied by some colleagues and a gentleman from the state of Taliouin. He was showing us different places, then took us to a local school where we met this kid Hamza.
He has this special look, one of my colleagues asked him to pose for the camera, so he did, and … you know, It was just the right time, the light was nice, he was confidant, and was looking directly to the lens… I knew I took a good one, a perfect one.
L&C: We see so many different genres of photography in your portfolio. Do you like a particular genre of photography?
Abdellah: I’m still learning and every day is a new experience for me. For now I love to take portraits in real life, and doing photojournalism.
L&C: Abdellah, have you ever exhibited your work? If so, then tell us about your first exhibiting experience.
Abdellah: No, not yet.
L&C: Thank you, Abdellah, for sharing your feelings and experiences with us.
Abdellah: Thank you too, and to all the people who takes moments to see, and share my photos.
I appreciate it. Thank you.