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IntroductionAmyn Nasser is a critically acclaimed photographer of architecture. For more than 30 years, he has travelled the world from north to south photographing a huge variety of national landmarks and modern-day architecture. Amyn has received accolades and prizes for photography worldwide in 2019. He has won the Applied Arts Architecture Award two years in a row.
Amyn’s consistently exemplary work keeps him in company with the most influential photographers worldwide. Especially his architectural motifs are pioneers in the field of image coloration. They are reminiscent of early 1960s artwork and fascinate today’s viewers all over the world. The secret lies within Amyn's personal formula in photo editing - he is utilizing a cinematic Technicolor metallic formula that is unique to his body of work. His ten feet wide architecture photos were the first to be printed on high-grade luxury super gloss aluminum.
With an extraordinary ability to tell visual stories, Amyn’s vision goes beyond the structures of the metropolis. He portrays the human condition in our times like few other are able to do. His outstanding ability to observe our ever changing world allows him to produce the most memorable photographs that are modern and dynamic yet timeless in their aesthetics.
Cities of Molten Gold
Skyscrapers of luminous gold and silver hues rise up from the bright city streets into the night sky. Once the sun sets on Vancouver, the façade of the city, bathed in an iridescent glow, quickly transforms into an atmospheric backdrop for the city’s night owls. In his large-format pieces, Amyn Nasser captures this remarkable mood and allows each glittering window to tell its story. The voyeur inside us is brought out, and we search for the hidden details behind the glass like enthusiastic detectives.
Amyn Nasser’s Voyeur Nocturne body of work is the result of a ten-month project exploring Vancouver’s high-rise jungle from unknown perspectives. His concept of exploring the essence of Vancouver at night through colour, contour, and light has produced a series of exceptional architectural photographs. Warm, metallic colours that range from glistening gold to silvery platinum to shimmering bronze are characteristic of Nasser’s work. Though shot from afar, the city’s silhouette is bathed in a harmonic light and emits a welcoming warmth, inviting us to linger the way a lit window does a silent observer.
Amyn Nasser’s work is more than a mere tribute to the beauty of his adopted hometown. They can also be interpreted as a critical reflection of a society in which the boundaries between private and public have become fluid. Having already published spreads in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar as a fashion photographer, Nasser has won countless prizes for his architectural photography and plans to continue developing this body of work.
born in Zanzibar Fashion, Beauty, Nude, Architecture and Fine Art photographer. His work has appeared in Fashion Editorials for highly regarded magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Vogue Hommes, GQ, L’Officiel, Rolling Stone, etc He lives and works internationally around the World.Awards
2019 LUCIE IPA International Photo Awards | WINNER | PROFESSIONAL | ADVERTISING, FASHION - The Disrupters! You Are So Cool! 2019 Graphis Photography Annual | GOLD WINNER | FASHION | The Disrupters! You Are So Cool! 2018 ND Awards | ARCHITECTURE 2016 International Spider Black & White Awards 11th | WINNER NOMINEE | NUDE - Black Heat Passion 2015 International Color Awards | Nude - Wild West Kate MMCMXXVIII - Wild West Kate MMMXLIII 2014 MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards | Winner Nude - Fine Art | untitled_VICLI 2014 Spider Awards 9th Black and White | Fashion | Untitled No. 1 2012 Spider Awards 7th Black and White | Fashion | Untitled MMDLXXV 2011 Applied Arts International Award | Architecture Award Winner 2011 Photo District News PDN Photo Annual New York| Architecture Award Winner 2011 Spider Awards 6th Black And White | 4 Toes, 5 Circles | Fine Art Winner 2010 Applied Arts International Award | Architecture Award Winner 2010 International Color Awards | Photography Masters Cup Nº 3 & Photography Masters Cup Nº4 2010 Photo District News PDN Photo Annual New York| Architecture Award Winner | Image MDLXXXIII DCXCIII MDCCXIX 2010 Black And White Spider Awards 5th | Nominee | Fine Art | Image: 8 Toes, 5 Circles 2010 Smithsonian Magazine - 7th Contest | Travel - MCDXXIII - The Little House that fought demolition | Finalist 2009 International Color Awards | Photography Masters Cup | Nominee | Nude: Ripe 2009 Photography Masters Cup | International Color Awards | Nominee | Portrait: Beach Boy 2009 Lucie Pilsner Urquell Awards | International Photography Awards | Architecture: Cityscapes | Voyeur [V] Nocturne - Vancouver Metropolis: Spiderman's View 2009 Lucie Pilsner Urquell Awards | International Photography Awards | People: Culture - This America, [E]Exhibitions
2017 LUMAS Vancouver Gastown Exhibit | June 22, 2017, Voyeur [A] Nocturne 2016 Mirror Ball - Allstream Center Toronto - November 2016 2016 TRUNK AutoONE - Vancouver Canada - November 2016 - March 2017 Voyeur [A] Nocturne 2015 TRUNK Gallery | Voyeur Nocturne Works | Architecture & Erotica [Downtown Gallery] 2014 TRUNK Gallery | Voyeur Nocturne Works Architecture + Erotica 2012 TRUNK Gallery | Architecture Vancouver Study 2011 TRUNK Gallery Vancouver | Exhibits [V]+[E] - Voyeur Nocturne Works | 2011 | Solo Show 2010 TRUNK Gallery - Vancouver | Voyeur Nocturne Works [V] Architecture | Solo Show 2010 TRUNK Gallery - Vancouver | Voyeur Nocturne Works [E] Erotica | Solo Show 2010 Olympic Village 2010 Vancouver | Voyeur [V] Nocturne Architecture | Solo Show 1993 Tous Les Calçon Paris | Solo Show | Men
2014 ROAM Gallery | Voyeur Nocturne [V] DLXIX | The Vancouver Club May 2014 2011 October | Arts Umbrella - Splash! Vancouver | Voyeur [E] Nocturne: MMMDCCCLXVI Possession, Red Lounge | Opening Piece Lot # 1 2010 November | Sotheby's | Modern Views: A National Trust Project for The Farnsworth House and Glass House. Chicago, New York - Sotheby's. | Morbras Meeting Point #1 Assouline Limited Edition Book 2010-2011 Smithsonian Castle , Washington, D.C. |Voyeur [V] Nocturne: MCDXXIII 2010 October | Arts Umbrella - Splash! Vancouver | Voyeur [V] Nocturne: CCXCVI 2010 Unite With Art - Vancouver | Voyeur [V] Nocturne: MDLX