Hamid Blad is first of all, a self-made photographer.He began his artistic career in traditional film photography. The grains, the old processes or alternatives had immediately fascinated him. After years of digital photography, he felt the need to find less smooth images. For ten years now, he practices only « slow photography » but at a very high speed. This does not imply that the photographer remains inactive during the shooting. His personal work consists mainly of the encounter of the contemporary image with the timeless processes. This confrontation is an essential part of his vision.