B orn in Homs, Syria 1976, Muzaffar Salman is a Syrian photographer. Obtained a Diploma in Photography from the International professional Center- SYRIA-Homs-2003. Worked as a Staff photographer in the local newspaper "AL-WATAN" Syria-...
Skills:Digital Printing, Black & White Printing, Photojournalism
......................practice free photography, develop and print pictures on my own. In my small studio, I would start work at 12 o›clock, midnight, and finish at six in the morning, with the final stage of washing pictures.
In the afternoon, when I am tired, and sun is up in the zenith, my small room will be transformed into a real camera. I would turn off the lights and stretch on the coach, watching the shadows of passers-by re ecting on my basement wall. I would watch how they are formed, from one angle into another, taking shape vaguely as phantoms at rst, and then gradually becoming more visible, only to vanish at the far end of the wall. My room became pregnant with people, images and shadows. This room which is made up of steel and cement walls, turned into a refuge, with one single window in it glimmering in the distance.
The images of my basement in Homs followed me to my house in Damascus. It is not just the house lled with pictures which have provoked all these memories now, but a desire of rejection which expressed itself through photography.
I am committed to human beings as I look for them in every corner. In this book I make reference to those creatures ying towards light, towards dream: those who inhabit a basement room.