We talked to different people with different voices and backgrounds, to give an insight of what is going on in the city. We call it Voices of NOÉ.
Mous Lamrabat, is a 36 year old amazingly talented photographer that takes pride in creating fashion out of nothing. However, photography wasn’t exactly the path that he always wanted to take. After finishing his study in Interior Design Mous decided he was feeling unsettled about pursuing this career, so he changed his course and started creating vibrant images for the world to enjoy. Since then Mous Lamrabat has been a photographer who is climbing his way to success. Getting most of his inspiration out of his Moroccan roots, he is a force to be reckoned with.
Mous grew up in a household with very traditional Moroccan parents who both did not know anything about his life as a photographer. He described the moment that his parents first saw the images he captured, during his “Mousganistan” expedition, as an emotional and proud moment from both parties. The reason
Mous started photography in the first place is, because he wanted to create something positive out of his heritage as a Moroccan Muslim who also represents Africans and Arabs. Mous takes the responsibility of showcasing all these groups in a positive manner upon himself.
When asked how the perfect person looks like according to Mous he answered with gravitating towards people who are pure. The same people whom at times do not know exactly how to act and could be perceived as socially awkward.
“The perfect person is someone who has good vibes.”
A while back Mous created an image about racism out of his anger and passion for the topic. He finds racism as something that is “super weird to even exist”.
The thought of people judging others just on the basis of skin color, while nobody has any say in how he/she is born, is something that is outrageous. Which is why he wanted to put this anger as a message into one of his images. As a photographer Mous tries to put a message in all of his work, even when it’s something funny, just to the minds of people thinking.
Mous doesn’t see photography as his job but rather as his passion in life, in 10 years from now he would still like to be doing the same thing that he is doing at the moment until the day he dies.
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Portret by Cleo Goossens
Interview by Raja Felgata