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Hassan Hajjaj, Morocco Tastemaker – Photographer, Designer & Filmmaker

Artist & Designer, Hassan Hajjaj. Photograph by Camille Zakharia
Artist & Designer, Hassan Hajjaj. Photograph by Camille Zakharia

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Morocco Travel Blog with Tastemaker Hassan Hajjaj

Hassan Hajjaj is a Contemporary Artist, Designer and Filmmaker, originally from Larache, Morocco. A Tastemaker of contemporary Moroccan Pop culture, Hajjaj lives between London and Morocco. He is a memory maker, who has captured snapshots of streetart images from his childhood in Morocco that he has styled into multimedia portraits. The vibrant portrails Hajjaj creates are evoctive snapshots of contemproary Marrakech. All of the subjects in Hajjaj’s work are presetned like rockstars: Henna Girl, the Bad Boy, Gnaoua singer Hassan Hakmoun, Moroccan hipsters and Women on motorbikes. His works can be found at Matisse Gallery and at Riad Yima, a Moroccan Riad in Mararkech that serves as the gallery and tearoom of Hajjaj.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What are some design and artistic trends you for see for 2016/2017?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Hopefully allot more color


Morocco Travel Blog:
What is your personal favorite place to be?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Riad Yima in Marrakech, at night


Morocco Travel Blog:
What is the secret equation for the perfect weekend?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Somewhere nature is, like Bab Ourika

Morocco Travel Blog:
What was the last picture you took on your phone?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Tonight, a fashion show in Melbourne, Australia


Morocco Travel Blog:
What is on your bucket list to do or see?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Too many things as I need a barrel instead of a bucket


Morocco Travel Blog:
What is your favorite lunch spot?
Hassan Hajjaj:
A secret spot in the back of the Marrakech medina and Salad Box


Morocco Travel Blog:
What is your greatest achievement?
Hassan Hajjaj:
To get a Ouissam and my 2 kids

Ouissam is a military decoration that is awarded by the King of Morocco to those who have contributed in service or displayed heroism to the Kingdom.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is the last book you read?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Leo the African, by Amin Maalouf 


Morocco Travel Blog:
Name a Moroccan tradition you will never try?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Sheepshead

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is the name of your favorite Moroccan artist, writer or designer?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Amine Bendrouich


Morocco Travel Blog:
What is your greatest indulgence?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Morrocan pancakes

Morocco Travel Blog:
Is there anything I should know?
Hassan Hajjaj:
Yes, but that would be telling… ☺

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