AABID YOUSSEF IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST WITH A FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO AND DESIGN BASED IN MONTREAL. HIS PRACTICE OFTEN RECITES THEMES SURROUNDING ENCHANTMENT: FINDING CONTEXT THROUGH ANDROGYNY, AND A FASCINATION WITH MUSIC AND YOUTH SUB CULTURES.

INSPIRED BY ARTISTIC MOVEMENTS FROM THE MID-SEVENTIES TO THE LATE EIGHTIES, YOUSSEF OFTEN COLLABORATES WITH MODERN ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS ON THE VANGUARD OF COUNTER CULTURE MOVEMENTS BY FOCUSING ON THEIR EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT AS ARTISTS THROUGH PORTRAITURE AND VIDEO ART. RECENT SUBJECTS HAVE INCLUDED NYSSA, ALPEN GLOW, ALEX CAMERON, LOLA KIRKE, SUPERBODY, SNEAKS, JOEL EEL, THRILLERS AND SHADE. FEATURING A DISTINCT MONOCHROMATIC COLOUR SCHEME, YOUSSEF’S ARTIST PORTRAITS ARE BATHED IN INTRIGUE AND AN UNCERTAIN ALLURE REGARDING HIS SUBJECTS.

YOUSSEF’S RECENT COMMERCIAL CLIENTS HAVE INCLUDED SSENSE, LE GRAMME, TIM HORTONS, EBAY, LOVE BEAUTY AND PLANET, BECEL, AXE AND SUNKIST. HE HAS RECENTLY BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, GQ, COMPLEX, VICE, THE LINE OF BEST FIT AND THE FADER. 

YOUSSEF IS CURRENTLY COLLABORATING WITH ARTIST ALEX JUNG ON THEIR DEBUT VISUAL ALBUM DUE FOR RELEASE IN SPRING 2022



2020
PHOTOGRAPHER FOR SSENSE
BRAINSUCK MUSIC VIDEO FOR SHADE
ALBUM COVER / NYSSA / GIRLS LIKE ME 
EP COVER / ALPEN GLOW / AMERTAPE 2020
ZAMALEK MONTREAL LAUNCH PHOTOS
MILLIONS MUSIC VIDEO FOR SUNSHINE & THE BLUE MOON


2019
SNEAKS “ECSTASY” MUSIC VIDEO
SNEAKS PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS
SNEAKS TOUR POSTER DESIGN
SUPERBODY “LET’S GO TEAM” MUSIC VIDEO


2018
CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR HOWLER
SUPERBODY “CHAMPAGNE” MUSIC VIDEO
SHADE “SHE TOLD ME” MUSIC VIDEO
SHADE PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS
PLUM "OUT OF LOVE" MUSIC VIDEO
PLUM "SLEEP" PROMOTIONAL VIDEO


2017
SNEAKS “HAIR SLICK BACK” MUSIC VIDEO
SNEAKS PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS
SNEAKS TOUR POSTER DESIGN
JOEL EEL “VERY GOOD PERSON” MUSIC VIDEO
THRILLERS “SLOW MOTION REPLAY” MUSIC VIDEO
THRILLERS “SLOW MOTION REPLAY” SINGLE COVER
SUPERBODY PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS


2016
PET SUN “FREE SEASON” MUSIC VIDEO

2015
PET SUN “WEB OF MAN” MUSIC VIDEO 



CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS
THE NEW YORK TIMES
THE FADER
GQ
EBAY
VICE
CBC
COMPLEX
NOISEY
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK
VICE
FLARE
BECEL
TIM HORTONS
CANADIAN ARTS MAGAZINE



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