Achraf Baznani (previously featured) is an artist photographer and filmmaker, who was born in Marrakesh, he is the most inspiring artistic photographer in Morocco. Photography has always been his passion. He is a self-taught artist, but he wanted to go a step beyond normal shots, and focused more on photo manipulation. Among his inventive scenarios, small human figures—often the artist himself—appear trapped within glass jars or the size of a camera lens; in other works, Baznani more or less dissects his body, as for example, in one, he cleanly removes his brain from his cranium, or in another, twists off his hand, much as if it were a light bulb.

I think one of the most important things would be to always be yourself, and it is very important that you take things seriously. You may need to make some sacrifices in order to succeed, and you have to be as realistic as possible so as to set goals and work to achieve them…

“I am trying to bring some message to the viewer, be it a political advert or a social commentary or an emotional outcry,” Achraf says. “There is some level of abstraction. Thus, in my works, the image is not an explicit example of the concept, but a general expression of the idea.”

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