MOROCCAN ROCK

Hassan Hajjaj

Joe Casely-Hayford 2012, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and plastic mat frame

Hassan Hajjaj is a Morrocan photographer who lives in Marrakech for half of the year (and the other half in London), where he spends time photographing the people he meets. He began taking the photographs for his first series My Rockstars: Volume 1 in 1998. Hajjaj carefully constructs each image, often dressing his subjects in clothes he has made himself, against backdrops he carefully selects. Each image is then framed in a hand made frame constructed from anything from wood to Coca Cola cans.

Hajjaj cites Malick Sidibé as one of his influencers and the similarities are clear. But in no way does the connection detract from his work. His photographs are his own and the personality of his subjects, against his carefully curated patterns and colours, give each image a striking individuality.

Hassan Hajjaj

Cisco 2012, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and plastic mat frame

Hasan Hajjaj

Caravane 2011, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and found objects frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Amine B 2011, Metallic lambda print on dibond with tyre painted frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Hassan Hakmoun 2011, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and plastic mat frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Meriem & Khadija Marmouche 2012, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and plastic mat frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Pastel and Marcio 2012, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and found objects frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Simo Lagnawi and Boubacar Kafando 2010, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and found objects frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Zezo Tamsamani 2010, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and found objects frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Junior James 2009, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and plastic mat frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Helen PJI 2011, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and found objects frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Keziah Jones 2011, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and plastic mat frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Taha Tamsamani 2010, Metallic lambda print on dibond with tyre painted frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Man Bellydancer 2012, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and plastic mat frame

Hassan Hajjaj

Rachid Taha 2011, Metallic lambda print on dibond with wood and plastic mat frame

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