A Surreal Dream
Talented photographer-artist Achraf Baznani plays with scale and proportion to create mice-en-scène that are dreamlike, introspective and not a little bit whimsical. His images have been lauded by art and photography lovers, hundreds of thousands of which follow him online.
Moroccan photographer and filmmaker Achraf Baznani (Born in Marrakesh) carries on the traditions of Surrealism with his wild, imaginative, and wholly impractical imagery. 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 was a light bulb. Imparted throughout such works are strong senses of humor and wonder, and as such, Baznani’s art offers a Surrealistic take on life experience in the digital age.
During 2014 he completed his “52 Project”,
a personal mission, which he committed to taking
a picture every week in a row for a year.
He participated in several local and international collective exhibitions such as Sidney International Exhibition of Photography, “Color Brust”, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, Park Art Fair International, Triberg, Germany, Gallery Globe, Adisson, Texas, USA, Louvre, Paris, France..
His works were featured in various magazines worldwide like PicsArt, Mambo, Photo+..
A self-taught artist, Baznani has no formal photography education. He lives and works in Morocco.