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Valero gas station lot, Cisco Grove, California, 2012. (via Memory Loss | Mustafah Abdulaziz :: Berlin :: Photographer)
Mustafah Abdulaziz (Germany) “November, 2010” (via Renaissance Photography Prize 2012)
I came across the work of 25-year-old freelance photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz “Memory Loss” and was immeditly captivated by his images. The serie, reminiscent of road trip movies, explore the notion of distance and disconnection. Mustafah spent three weeks driving across the country with the photographer Justin Maxon and gathered 52 rolls of film. Every image is like a little gem, an short candid istant of life, beautifully captured by this young and promising photographer.
You can read more on his work of Mustafah Abdulaziz and the American Road Trip Article for the NYTimes.com or visit his website.
Mustafah Abdulaziz - Memory Loss
“I’m interested in the connection between how we as Americans present ourselves and our familiar environments and the subsequent disconnects created when we forget how we appear. In a time when our shared culture is represented in such polarising extremes, I looked for the line between me, the drifting outsider, and the scene that strives to appear one way but appears to me another.”
This insightful series of images from photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz documents the inherent contradictions of everyday life. From the people awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Irene on Coney Island, to the patrol car stationed under a tree in Pennsylvania. Simply by seeing such ‘ordinary’ occurances, recorded photographically, Abdulaziz highlights the interesting juxtapositions that surround our ‘normal’ lives on a day-to-day basis.
THE NEW YORK TIMES Mustafah Abdulaziz and “On the Road, Embracing the Distance”
“I want to identify with people. I want to be able to say:
‘I feel like I’m black.’
‘I feel like I’m white.’
‘I feel like I’m Muslim.’
‘I feel like I’m a photographer.’
‘I feel like I’m in love.’
But I’m human. That’s the nature of what makes life beautiful — you wonder if and you wonder why. It’s O.K. to question.”