Samin Aminy Raoufwww.ArtPal.com/saminphotos
Working with photography as my main medium of choice, my work takes an interest on the theories surrounding the medium as artistic expression as well as its daily applications. Yet, it takes equal inspiration from my Iranian heritage and the dual identity resulting from growing up in London; as highlighted in project “Tea” I am now a British-Iranian and Iranian-British.
Photography has a natural parallel with life as we experience it and has an innate acknowledgement of memory and the ever-present impermanence of life. A persistent discussion within my work is based on our consistent metamorphosis, whether in our identities or the environment we surround ourselves, in our modern world - which is now even more so burdened with labyrinths of histories, cultures, political opinions and social debates around the world. There is a story to tell in each project, yet each one is incomplete eternally, always growing, always morphing - an echo to the inability to completely understand and immerse oneself to the events of another peoples lives.