Magida & Samira
magidaelkassis@gmail.com
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And we are off to Lebanon! 
See you all in October,
We will try our best to update y’all on our adventures on our blog here. 

<3 Magida & Samira

And we are off to Lebanon!
See you all in October,
We will try our best to update y’all on our adventures on our blog here.

<3 Magida & Samira

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I forgot how awesome this video is!

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Anonymous : Since you both are so artistic. I'm curious why either of you don't seem to work with nudes, or that kind of stuff. Is that a conscience decision??

Great question,
I’ll answer and leave below for Samira.

For me,
It’s not that I’m consciously avoiding it.
It’s just I haven’t felt the need to photograph it thus far.

I have attempted to photograph nudity before; during my time in school, because it seemed like something students were doing / exploring. And I have photographed myself nude before, but I have just felt I had no real connection with the imagery, it didn’t portray what i wanted to portray.
I find that I can create emotion in imagery, through costume/ wardrobe, through body language/movement, text etc. I haven’t quite needed to use nudity in order to do so.

Also, nudity is one of the hardest genres of photography. Not everyone can do it tastefully, and I’ve seen some REALLY bad nude photos.

Personally, in my work, I have no connection to it, maybe in the future I will. But for now I will continue exploring emotion through other ways.
Magida

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I’m personally just focusing on learning how to paint and draw the figure nude.Whether or not I will use it in my personal work is another question, but as of now it’s just been practice, practice, practice!  It is something I would love to be able to explore in the future, and probably will!

Great question!

-samira elk

food
family
art
Lebanese coffee

I can&#8217;t wait.

food

family

art

Lebanese coffee

I can’t wait.

Direct Purchase, City of Ottawa&#8217;s 2013 additions to the Art Collection. My photograph made the official Flyer! 😊

Direct Purchase, City of Ottawa’s 2013 additions to the Art Collection. My photograph made the official Flyer! 😊

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I’m facebooking with my cousin in Lebanon right now, he asked for me to send him a photo of my surroundings, I’m heading to the via rail station and this was what was around me a bunch of boring buildings.
I asked him to send me a photo of what was around him, so he sent the second photo. This is what Samira and I will be getting to wake up to almost every day. Valleys and mountains. Oh my gosh!!!!

We are both so excited to meet for the first time when we get there. There is 8 days left, and I can’t wait to meet my family and see my father’s country. This is going to be so special.

Yasmine&#8217;s dog became internet famous. Whattt look how many likes!!!!

Yasmine’s dog became internet famous. Whattt look how many likes!!!!

(Source: cute-overload)

What planning a trip to the middle east has turned out to be.

What planning a trip to the middle east has turned out to be.

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Anonymous : Your lives seem to be fully preoccupied, wish you both good luck in all your daily tasks. And again good luck for your trip to Lebanon.

Thank you!

It’s be a pretty crazy month, and things seem like they may just get busier!

We’ll try and blog if we can while away, please do check up!

August 24, 2014
MagidaElk

August 24, 2014

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The Beaches

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The Beaches

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Spent the morning by the water, I recorded this to go with this piece.

If you need to get away for four minutes.

MagidaElk

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My friend Samuel in P-B-S-P sent me this drawing he did, it was included in the last letter I posted. Him and I have a collaborative project coming soon around winter.

My friend Samuel in P-B-S-P sent me this drawing he did, it was included in the last letter I posted. Him and I have a collaborative project coming soon around winter.

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I’ve been doing a whole lotta talking and thinking and not a whole lotta photo taking. I have this wild process of sorting through thoughts to turn into imagery, and I’m now realizing this is just the way I figure stuff out. I don’t think I noticed it until now.

It involves a lot of sitting alone in my room, pacing around, reading, laying on the floor, pacing around some more, writing a lot of non sensible things on paper. Staring at the ceiling, pacing some more. Waking up at weird hours to write stuff down. Turning the lights off to go to bed. Then on to write something down, on / off on/ off.

I hope no one from outside is looking into my window, they’d for sure think I’m nuts. Tomorrow I shall get curtains.

MagidaElk
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