A GALLERY OF SELECTED WORK BY OUMAYMA TANFOUS
The most compelling kind of photography is often the subtle form, when an image manages to strike a balance that reveals what is familiar but also new. Tunisian-born, New York and Montreal-based photographer Oumayma B. Tanfous captures this authenticity effortlessly. Known for her fashion and portraiture photography, reality meets art through her lens.
Her gentle way of storytelling makes way for unconventional portraits of young adults. Oumayma has a deep interest in human behavior and capabilities, from our creation of memories, to exploring communities and sub-cultures.
Miilkiina has the honor to showcase a curated series of Oumayma’s images, a deep-dive into what captures her lens.
All images courtesy of Oumayma Tanfous. →
En Quarantaine — 2020
This image was taken during the first month of quarantine in NYC when the city completely shut down and we became the COVID-19 epicenter. It was such a strange period filled with fear, anxiety but also beautiful moments shared with loved ones.
Afterglo — 2020
These images were taken for a client that sells intimate and pleasure products. We wanted to represent intimacy with oneself or shared with a partner.
Le Feu — 2016
A photograph taken a while ago for a client that never got published. I rediscovered it last year during the BLM movement. I like how sometimes photos find their meaning years after being taken.
Les Filles du Soleil — 2021
This photo is part of a fashion story taken earlier this fall in Tunisia. Everything about this image makes me feel warmer inside and reminds me of how the most common things in Tunisia can be so unique if you just take the time to notice it.
Pour Rachid — 2017
Portraits of the two main characters of a short movie directed by Rachid Allaoua.
Hawa & Ayqa — 2020
Portrait of Hawa & Ayqa, a special afternoon spent together, creating and documenting Hawa’s home before she left NYC. Little did I know that a couple of months later I would also leave the city for a new chapter of my life.