Saturday, 12 June 2010


Nabil Elderkin, a native of Australia, began his photography shooting portraits of surfers in his hometown. What began non chalantly as a hobby developed into a passionate career. From surfer portraits, Nabil's work blossomed and he began shooting action sports and musicians and in 1999 he moved to Chicago to continue and expand his career. He was soon picked up by Oxfam to do an editorial on the poverty in war torn Democratic Republic of Congo. He managed to capture their everyday struggles, joy, sadness and resilience despite everything they had endured. I found the pictures extremely powerful and emotive, such was their quality. Elderkin also directs music videos, most notably for Kanye West and . Today, Nabil lives and works in Los Angeles at his studio in Downtown. He shoots hip hop artists, fashion lifestyle and musicians.

KANYE WEST "Welcome to Heartbreak" Directed by: NABIL from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

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