Tahir Carl Kar­mali

The Hand of Fashion - - ART IS AT HAND -

Tahir Carl Kar­mali is a pho­tog­ra­pher from Kenya, cur­rently based in New York City, United States. Start­ing his ca­reer as a food pho­tog­ra­pher, he has now be­come a pho­tog­ra­pher with a di­verse port­fo­lio. He aims for his pho­tog­ra­phy to com­mu­ni­cate a con­cept that leads the viewer to ques­tion their own per­cep­tions. In his “Towel Heads” se­ries, with the sim­ple use of a towel as a prop, Tahir unites a group of di­verse peo­ple and pro­duces por­traits with a raw qual­ity.

“I use pho­tog­ra­phy and art as a form of ther­apy and cathar­sis. I feel that my work is just an ex­ten­sion of my­self - com­ing from Africa is def­i­nitely an in­flu­ence but not a de­fin­i­tive fac­tor in what I cre­ate.”

Za­rina by Tahir Kar­mali

Ojay by Tahir Kar­mali

An­thony by Tahir Kar­mali

Jackie by Tahir Kar­mali

Wam­bui by Tahir

Adil by Tahir Kar­mali

Un­ti­tled by Tahir Kar­mali

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