Filmawi is a London-based visual artist. His work is unique in every sense of the word. To know his work is to dive into his world - poetic, visual and intimate. Emotive storytelling and imagery is at the heart of his work. Championing his culture and referencing his surroundings with a dreamlike execution.
A former AMV creative, Filmawi chose to work on the agency side in order to further develop his craft for brands, working as an Art Director at AMV BBDO. Since then in advertising, he has helmed photography and video campaigns for major brands including Comme Des Garçons, Burberry, Adidas, and Dr. Martens, bringing bold imagery and unique atmospheric gaze to his infectious practice.
His work is intrinsically connected with music, working with artists such as Stormzy, Post Malone, Chris Martin, Burna Boy, Jessie Reyez, Slowthai, Rachel Chinouriri, DaBaby, Dizzie Rascal, Chance the Rapper, and many more to create portraiture, tour visuals and album artworks.
Filmawi strives to make work that feels emotionally resonant, keeping the human quality of both his film and photography work at the core whilst also exploring poetic, magical realism. It is this grounding in reality which gives it its soulful feeling.