Safouane Ben Slama

The French-Tunisian artist’s spontaneous portraits of youth

Words by Safouane Ben Slama

I create conceptual and spontaneous photography, I try to minimize intention, it must not exceed the range of an area or route.

I get to wear my eye on the margin of what is in the periphery. We can understand the everything by the apprehension of a multiplicity of details, it’s by throwing my eye in the dark that I tame reality.

My wanderings took me into Palestinian territory, to meet an identity beyond borders. I also had the chance to cross the American west, discover great areas. But these trips are not the essence of my work, I like to take portraits of my relatives, the abstractions of the buildings around me. I try to create a subjective reading in my series of photographs beyond geographical associations.

Kent #1

A zine by South London publishing house, V.BLOCC and photographer, Fraser Thorne captures a group of local youths, their bikes and their stoop in the Rochester suburb of Kent, England

As a publisher and Community Interest Company, TRIP is dedicated to showcasing unconventional stories that may otherwise be overlooked. We aim to give a platform to the unseen and a microphone to the ignored. Expression is a right and should not be confined to those that can afford to work for free; which is why we strive to support a diverse range of creatives in their work, commissioning exciting projects and creatives to visualize them.

Founded as a magazine in 2013 by photographer, Dean Davies, TRIP was born from a desire to provide opportunity and exposure for image-makers across multiple platforms and medias. With a focus on people and place, in 5 years TRIP gained a loyal readership, and became known for its honest image output and representation of the underrepresented, featuring over 800 image-makers from across the world through a website, 5 magazines and 3 free zines.

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