Yassin is a Digital Marketing Manager and an avid user and creator of social media. He sees how these platforms can both help and hinder budding photographers. Yassin always keeps photography close, taking the time out of the rushed days we all experience to simply watch things happen, to get to know people you otherwise would never speak to or go to places you’d never wander into. Photography has helped nurture and feed Yassin’s sense of curiosity, one that can be documented through photography, and he is passionate about telling stories that may have never been told by being at the right place at the right time.
We tend to fall under some hard pretenses about the people we meet on a day-to-day basis on the streets of Cairo. Having lived abroad for most of his life, Yassin found that these pretenses that carried back with him proved to be nothing but false. Yet, after experiencing so much of Cairo through its people, he later realized that similarities overshadowed differences. That led to the belief that the bubble people may find themselves in is as fragile as it is gripping. This series of work explores just some of the different characters that Yassin approached on his walks in Cairo. With no names or information about the subjects, these portraits attempt to reduce any pretenses we may have about certain people and bridge the gap between ‘us’ and ‘them’. Pop the bubble.