Name- Rasha Kahil
Where are you from?- Originally from Lebanon, but living and working in London since 2004.
Your equipment- I use a few different cameras depending on what kind of texture I'm looking for in the images, but I always shoot on film. I love my compact cameras for shooting on the go and capturing the day to day, my Contax T2, Yashica T4, sometimes an Olympus Zoom 80. I also use a Canon A1 and a Mamiya 7 for more composed projects.
Influences and photographers you like- I'm drawn by my daily experiences and the situations I find myself in, by relationships between people, by feelings of love and repulsion in the ordinary. And some of the artists that have, maybe not influenced me, but more driven me to push the limits in my work are George Bataille, Hans Bellmer, Roger Ballen, Corinne Day or Marina Abramovich.
A little bit about you- Although photography is my main tool, I also use text, video and installation to convey the messages I'm interesting in exploring. I am drawn by themes of vulnerability, attraction, the body, social displacement, love, the awkward, pretty much all that makes us human and alive.
I have exhibited internationally, most recently at the SLICK Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, and have upcoming shows at the Victor Wynd gallery in London as well as a solo show in Beirut. I am currently represented in the Middle East by The Running Horse gallery, Lebanon.