Yaqine Hamzaoui

23, photo-/videographer

One of the most promising photo-/videographers of the moment is Yaqine Hamzaoui. She shoots distinct portraits and video clips for different artists and collectives, mainly Brussels hip-hop sprouts like Blu Samu, Martha Da’ro and Miss Angel. For a year she’s been the house photographer of Ancienne Belgique. And things are moving fast for this coolass shutterbug who has a keen eye for the beauty of imperfection. She was one of the seven young photographers who got selected by the respected Belgian fashion house Natan to capture one of their couture pieces and she won! She also won a VICE competition which gave her a spot at the first VICE Expo held during Listen! Festival. Oh, and together with singer Martha Da’ro, Hamzaoui forms Visual Poetry, a creative playground producing photos and music videos. If you’re on the look for a fun and special collab, give Hamzaoui a call. You won’t regret it.

Photos shot by Catherine Lemblé, 28