Hakim Boulouiz: Wax Dolls

Hakim Boulouiz: Wax Dolls
International Photography Grant 2019

Cities are growing day after day. Life is being transformed and accelerated in the middle of modernity. In this context, the urban body is vibrating and experimenting with new adventures. It sneaks between advertising, windows, showcases, colors, prints, shadows and lights. The urban body is reflected and conditioned through architecture. It becomes an object that looks like a wax doll. With my concept, I wanted to stop on this fake figure of the humain being by the photographic act. My vision doesn’t show smooth postcard pictures, because for me the image of a contemporary city has become a puzzle game.

Hakim Boulouiz is a fine Art Photographer and an Expert in Urban aesthetics with a multidisciplinary training. After receiving a diploma in Architecture and a diploma in Filmmaking, he completed a PhD at the University of Geneva analyzing the interaction between urban modernity and the art of short film. Hakim considers photography art as a visual recycling. Like a sculptor manufacturing several forms from scrap metal or a designer working to give waste new life in a new use. He is active in street photography around the world. He has won several international awards and currently lives in Switzerland.

Website: hakimboulouiz.com

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

Wax Dolls © Hakim Boulouiz

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International Photography Grant 2019