Karima Francis is a U.K, Blackpool-born singer-songwriter. She is currently based in Manchester and was named by The Observer as the number 1 act to watch in 2009.

Karima's lates album "The Remedy" is out now.



While attending Jack Savoretti's gig in the Cardiff Glee Club, to shoot my dear friend Tom Benzon (his AWESOME 60sec portrait can be found here vimeo.com/51109376) that is currently part of Jack's musicians and touring the UK, I was lucky enough to bump into Karima that was opening for Jack Savoretti and had the chance and pleasure to briefly meet during one of my latest obsessions of chasing interesting faces for my 60 seconds Dynamic Portraits.

It took only a few seconds to reluctantly get her convinced, but I believe the result was worth the awkwardness of the moment. Enjoy!

If you dig her music or are interested in knowing a bit more about Karima, here is another interesting article from The Independent with some personal insights into her career.

ABOUT THIS PROJECT (a personal one)

A while ago I was completely blown away by an idea put forward by one of my inspirations and renown photographer Chase Jarvis with his 60 sec portrait of Mike Horn (blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2010/12/60-second-portrait-mike-horn/) which happens to be another one of my greatest inspirations! Combined, these two make a very interesting and explosive cocktail of creativity and raw-ness if such word even exists!
The the idea of capturing a little more than the simply frozen moment of someone's expression seemed incredibly appealing to me, and since then I have been experimenting it randomly in some of my close or even not so close friends.

The motor behind this exercise is to explore the relation between the subject and the lens, either it is a sense of fear, disconfort or how each personality deals with the experience.
After all, being pointed a camera for 60 seconds and being asked to stay still is not an easy task for most of the people. Hope you enjoy while getting to know a bit more about each one of so many interesting characters that I have the lucky chance to be surrounded in my life.

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