Youssef Nassar is a rising artist in Photography and Video Clips industry and a guitar player as well. Here is an interview with Youssef to introduce you to his work and future projects. We would like to thank him for this interview.
How did you get into photography? Do you have inspiring artists?
Hey! Well, It started back in 2009 while majoring in Radio/TV (film making).
When it comes to photographers, I really do admire Lasse Hoile’s work (Porcupine Tree’s photographer/videographer).
What are the major projects you worked on so far? What pictures do you consider as your best and why?
Last year was really effective on me. I shot out of nowhere a tribute video for the song “Normal ” by Porcupine Tree and it turned out to be a success. That video led me into discussing a music video for “Paul Cusick ” (should be shot really soon, waiting for the pre-production phase). Several Local bands are on the list as well.
I can’t really choose my favorite photograph, but if I had to, I’d go with one of my recent works which is this one (check below).
Is there a theme in photography which you prefer? Are there things or feelings hard to capture in photography?
Anything but Cliche work. I really love twisted/Artistic stuff. As long as you’re holding your camera, you could capture anything.
Do you see a relation between photography and music?
OH YEAH! Music is my biggest inspiration. You could make a whole movie out of a song. I’m talking about decent songs.
When did you start working with music artists and why? How much are you involved in music?
Like a year ago. The thing is, we understand each other, because I’m a musician as well. I play the guitar. I always know what I’ll be dealing with and it’s so much easier.
Tell us about the exhibition of you photos at Amadeus Awad album release. What relationship do you have with the artist?
Yeah it was a digital screening actually. We’re friends.
How did the work with Blood Ink go for the video? Where did the idea come from? How was it all shot?
Blood Ink is a really cool band and we’re friends. People with bad temper, must check the band out! They’re HEAVY. Haha.
Anyway, I came up with the idea and I thought “Hey, we should bring a young girl and do the singing instead “. It was shot in one day. That was a hectic day but it was really fun.
Are there future projects with music artist? Is there a project you are currently working on which would interest the music or art minded people?