"There is nothing like the quantified self through a determined frame. On a quest for identity and self-representation, I got lost. Somewhere on a digital sphere, where all the colors have faded, I began to express the emotions I used to keep hidden. From the outside, it feels like I fell into the depth of the unimaginative world. On the inside, it feels like I reached a level of awareness I couldn't feel before. I was in a state of emptiness, calmness and contemplation. Isn't this where to go from when you reach a blockage?" (Oumou Nassri Aidara)
If I wasn't a photographer, I would be a farmer.
In 20 years, I see myself in Berlin, working in my own art studio and gardening.
A good design for me is one that carries the creator's values and has a great aesthetic.
Searching my own style was the most challenging experience. As a photographer, I felt like I was constantly trying and struggling to find what it was that mattered most in my work. And that was something no one could find out for me.
I'm very inspired by Ruth Ginsberg, Marina Abramovic and Torbjørn Rødland.
To start looking into open calls and portfolio reviews, as soon as possible.
I became more conscious of my work and how it should be presented.
I thought that was the only thing I saw myself doing.
Long lectures which did not teach you anything new.
I am going to celebrate by not celebrating. I'd rather spend some time reflecting on my art.