Street Photography; Wax Dolls by Hakim Boulouiz

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.

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.

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About the medium

The street surprises every time, in all of its moods and seasons. It’s ruled by randomness and uncertainty. All street photographers run on adrenaline, always pressing forward into the fog. There is nothing more exciting than small streets with unknown ends. There is nothing more exciting than arriving in an unfamiliar city for the first time. There is nothing more exciting than a crowd of people taking off in all directions when a crystal chandelier hits the ground. The street-studio allows the street photographer to “notice” and to “discover” his daily life, after all it is the only place that is truly able to glorify and exalt the unexpected.

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About Hakim Boulouiz

Hakim Boulouiz is an expert in urban aesthetics with a multidisciplinary training. After a diploma in architecture, a diploma in filmmaking and a master degree in territory planning, he completed a PhD analyzing the ambivalent relationship between urban design and the art of film. He is fascinated by order and disorder of cities, by fullness and emptiness, by spaces and dressing it up in light and shadow. Today he is active in street photography all around the world. [Official Website]
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