The patterns! The colors! The accessories! Moroccan stylist and photographer, Hassan Hajjaj is not afraid to be bold.
In a series of photographs of nonchalant extravagance, the models’ laid-back stances belie the visual excess. Framed by intriguing repetitive patterns such as cans of tomatoes or Spam, one is reminded of the visual excess of grocery stores where bright advertising campaigns are constantly vying for your attention.
Hajjaj began working with photography in the 1980s and is known for his portrait works. “These colorful and engaging portraits combine the visual vocabulary of contemporary fashion photography and pop art,” states his biography. Capturing friends and colleagues as well as strangers, the artist composes the entire image with great detail and often integrates his own clothing designs.