Canadian Beats photographer Alan Healey-Greene caught up with Montreal/Toronto-based artist NAIIM to talk about his background, his artistic influences / being in his own lane, the story behind his hit song “Dark Side,” and his upcoming album It Goes Without Saying. NAIIM will be opening up for Zach Zoya at the Drake Underground in Toronto on December 7th. Get your tickets here.
I’m a Toronto-based photographer currently in Montreal, Canada.
I first found a passion for photography when I got Instagram in 2012 and started following street photographers like @13thWitness, @TrashHand, and @Kosten.
I didn’t know enough to appreciate their composition, editing techniques, or any other formal components of photography. It was their fresh perspective and spirit of exploration that I appreciated. It motivated me to go out and try to see things that I normally considered routine and mundane from a new angle.
From iPhone photography to shooting concerts, fashion shows, lookbooks, and having my work sold by a gallery, it’s been a good time. But I’m just getting started.