jeudi 17 décembre 2015


Hi everyone!

I hope you're all doing well! Today, I am going to present you the weirdest project I've been involved in so far. It is actually based on a nigerian folk tale, and it relates the story of a desperate woman who tries to get her husband back after she discovered that the latter cheated on her, and that his mistress is pregnant. Yes, this was already enough complicated, but to spice it a little more, she decides to get the advices of a witch doctor. Ready for everything to get her man back, she applies the uncommon recommendation of the witch and from this point on, the short film reaches a whole new level. I don't want to spoil it and I think it speaks for itself so I might just let you watch it and express your feelings afterward.  I hope you'll like it and that you won't be forever disturbed by this unconventional experience :)

See you very soon 
Lamia xx

mardi 17 novembre 2015


Hi everyone!

I couldn't stay silent any longer after the unconceivable sequence of events that happened these past few days (earthquakes in Japan and 2 massive terrorist attacks in Lebanon and France). It is with profound sadness that I have been once again, and that we've all been spectators of a world going wrong. 

Terror has always been the easiest way to destabilize a civilization and establish a profound chaos in its organization, which then allows its attackers to rule or destroy it. It has been the case in dictatorships from Robespierre to Kadhafi. The problem in nowadays's reconstitution of History is the knowledge of the enemy. There is no specific enemy you could point. More frightening, the enemy is part of the population and his will is to divide the latter population. 

Will we submit ourselves to terror and bring shame upon the great men and women of History? Will we fight against it even if there has never been a threat of this genre in History?
Does terror have more weight than hope and the will to claim a vision of liberty? Isn't attacking freedom an attack in humanity's belief?

You have guessed the rhetorical twist of these questions and I do believe we all answered the same responses to the latter interrogations. However, I don't want to spend any more time on politics. 

My concern is the following: as a normally constituted human being I still have some utopian ideas and I am only using the word utopian because the past events of this week affected my usual optimistic vision of the world. I don't think that a world based on love, tolerance, respect and peace is impossible to reach. 
Nevertheless, to accomplish that, every single person of this macrocosm needs to feel as a part of the whole, as being a proper member of it. 
Exclusion is what creates terrorism because it causes a loss of identity. Then to eradicate such a threat, we need to completely reconsider the functioning of our modern societies and stop the ghettoisation of our own populations.

These pictures were taken at Highgate Cemetry two weeks ago, I had planned to write an article about our apprehension of death, however I felt it was more suitable to keep abreast of current political events.

In memory of all the lost ones.

Years & Years - Eyes Shut

samedi 26 septembre 2015

Ambulant anachronisms

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all doing fine and that you're enjoying the last summer rays of the season! 
This week, I've been watching and sorting some photos I took during my trips this summer.
And I found out that most of the pictures I took roughly on the road were just objects from a lost time, or as I would describe them: ambulant anachronisms. 
It's crazy to see how a simple object (phones, clothes, or even food) enables us to depict a period of time, an atmosphere and even a mindset in a way. As a matter of fact, most of the utensils we use now are aimed to be performant and efficient in a matter of time, it shows us how our day and age is rythmed by a will to be massively productive. I'm not going to criticize our modern societies, because I've decided to accept evolution and going backward would probably be a mistake. However, it always strikes how the common Man is always picturing the past as being better and more appreciable than the present. I am saying that because I use to think it too, however it's hard going forward in life if you keep looking to the past, isn't it? 
But please enjoy some random pictures I took on the road, we'll have a deeper conversation later, believe me ;)
Plus this is a lot more colorful than usually so have a loook!

vendredi 11 septembre 2015


Hi everyone!

I hope you're all doing well! Sorry for the lack of post these days! I took some very very long holidays...
Last week, I went to Italy and visited Milano, Venezia, Roma and Firenze. It was absolutely amazing to see such beautiful places. It really felt as they weren't affected by the influence of time. And as far as I've been able to see, the italian renaissance must have been magnificent!

Surprisingly, when I came back from Italy two days ago, I discovered that one of the pictures I took there was connected to the unfortunate news of these past few weeks.

I've always thought that an image was worth a thousand words and that somehow it was also a thousand times more powerful than any other media. It has the ability to stuck in people's brain a lot more easily, as the visual memory is more performant than the auditory or olfactory one for most people (this was proven by different studies, for example: For these reasons, an image can sometimes cause a radical change in people's mind and completely change their opinions on somethings and even format their brain. These techniques are used by commercials when they want to make people buy their stuff. They are also used in propaganda to generates a personality cult (like for Staline or Hitler during the 20th century), or to raise people awareness, we all remember the picture of the little naked vietnamese girl running in the street after an aerial napalm attack during Vietnam war. As matter of fact, a picture can change everything. Moreover, this has been once again been proven by the photo of Aylan, the 3 year old boy who was found dead off the shore of a turkish beach last week. 

Since that horrible sight, attention is finally driven on refugees, and government are changing their politics to shelter them. What's actually crazy is the fact that xenophobia still holds an important place in our day and age. It seems like humans aren't learning from their past mistakes. of course we were born with a History that we did not chose and that we can't edit but we should assimilate it and make sure to never reproduce the same mistakes over and over again. What's more crazy is the fact that xenophobia has always existed, we can cite for example ancient greek and roman society's in which strangers didn't have as many rights as the greek and roman citizens, they didn't even have the status of "citizens", and that this fear is still hard to eradicate. When diversity is more of a catalyst than a brake to a country's development, this global situation is more an ineptness than anything else! 

Anyway, I sincerely hope the syrian refugees will rapidly find a new home anywhere in the world. I am not misanthrope, I do believe in the human being  even though sometimes it gets harder... 
But let's be positive, so please enjoy some of the other pictures I took during my trip, I will post the rest soon so stay tuned :D !!

Birdy - Shelter

vendredi 29 mai 2015

Essay for "Le Graal"

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all doing well! Today, I am just posting the essay I wrote about "Le Graal". I really think it will make my intentions clearer for most of you.
I guess the idea of success was well perceived by all of you, however some details may have been missed out. That is why, I hope, my essay will help you understand every technique I employed to express meaning and ideas, and enhance some of my thoughts on success and its perception nowadays.


Have a good read!

lundi 4 mai 2015

Le Graal

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all doing well! Its been quite a while since the last post but I wasn't idling I was just working on some of my uni assignment's. As a matter of fact, I am presenting you today one of them. I actually just handed it this morning so it is really new.
This short film is called "Le Graal", which means the grail in english but you probably all guessed that! It refers to the famous story of the Holy Grail and attempts to deliver a thought on how success is perceived nowadays. Basically, It is reflecting societys definition of success and its roots in the collective unconscious. It also suggests the ephemeral nature of such a quest. If you want the full detailed analysis and explanation of my work I'll post my essay by the end of this week, but the main purpose of it was to convey a message through a 3 minute video thanks to Editing Techniques. I hope you'll like this work, it is closer to my style of photography which is something that I will hopefully pursue further because I can't always do what I exactly want for my coursework, as we have directive lines and that most of the times those are group projects.
Anyway, Enjoy! See you soon :D

If you have the time go and check that music video,
 the visuals are insane and really close to my style 
 the music is great too ;)

mercredi 15 avril 2015

Chefchaouen - Akchour

Hi everybody!

I hope you're all doing well and enjoying the great weather of these days ! 
Last week, I went to Chefchaouen and Akchour in the north of Morocco, and I was happily surprised by the amazing landscapes that I found out there. Chefchaouen is a well-known city for its blue walls, blue floors and narrow streets (a bit like Fes actually), so I was expecting to see something original and photogenic. I kinda knew that I would have great pictures without really trying, just thanks to the place. And as a matter of fact, I didn't really needed to edit them that much so I was right. 
However, Akchour was way beyond all of my expectations and it is by far the most paradisiac place I've ever been to. Akchour is a small village located in the middle of nowhere. Actually it's in a valley next to Chefchaouen and it has the most incredible waterfalls that I have ever seen, and maybe the only ones I've ever seen too :P but it was definitely a peace of heaven. 
And even if we had to walk quite a lot to get to the waterfalls (almost an hour to get to the small ones) it was definitely worth the effort. So, if you have the opportunity to go that region, I can assure you that you won't regret the travel! 
I hope you'll like these pictures and I have some new stuff coming very soon so stay tuned! Have a nice weekend everyone :D