Alan Nakkash

Alan Nakkash is a first generation Iraqi-American photographer from San Diego, California. He studied under John Divola at the University of California, Riverside. Since graduating he has gone on to establish himself as a freelance photographer in Southern California, working in the realm of fine art projects and editorial assignments. He focuses on making work that relates to the environment of where we grew up. He has worked for National Geographic, The New York Times, and Dazed. His current project, Notes In The Field, will become a book in 2020.

Notes From The Field

Notes From The Field is an ongoing photo project that I’ve been working on for over the last year. It focuses on the passage of time, transition, and place, using the Southern California landscape as it’s background. These images are approached with almost an anthropological sense and they are put together with certain aesthetic considerations such as warm light and faded colors that represent the majestic connotations of Southern California. They are produced with a medium format film camera with the negatives being developed and scanned by me. I’m fascinated by this place that has helped develop my sensibilities as an artist and this project has almost become my way of making sense of that.

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