I am Robert Bahou, filmmaker and photographer.
My work is about bringing an abstract concept that exists in my mind to its most tangible form, which in my case is visual. Whether it be hung up on a wall or projected on the silver screen, it is purely about creating.
Much of my photographic sensibility draws from my experience growing up in Jordan, a country imposed by majesty and humbling nature. It has been my goal to do the nation justice through my images, I don't think I'm there yet but I'm definitely actively working on it.
It is no secret that I am drawn to animals, as I find that they exhibit a truth uncommon in photographs of humans. A truth that can only exist if the camera's presence is unknown, or in the case of animals, misunderstood. Animals don't prepare themselves for a photograph the way people do, leaving them sharing a truly honest portion of who they are with the camera. This is why I decided to spend 2015 working on Animal Soul, which is now available to the public at most major booksellers.
If you're interested in working with me, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As much as I love still images, I think the core of the work I do lies in the motion picture. Video requires an entirely different set of skills, and in my opinion, a slightly more sophisticated set at that. Video demands a deft understanding of how to tell a story, or how to deliver a message in the most effective way possible. No matter the subject matter, there is always a way to bring home the point through a carefully thought out video (or series of videos). Ultimately, a video is an essay. Is the thesis clear? Does the body substantiate the thesis and does it conclude effectively? These are questions we will ask.
Along with my team we intend to create visual stories that, paraphrasing Aristotle, aim to delight and to instruct. To share a message that is otherwise lost through the medium. We mostly offer a head-to-toe production process, where we develop the concept from the ground up, prepare the idea, produce, post produce and deliver, in a short span of time.
If you are interested in working with us to create something special , please write to email@example.com with your idea.