Artist Portfolio Magazine – 5 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition –
Hasan Nomi Khan – Washington D.C.
I have been shooting as far back as I remember. This creative outlet has always been a way for me to make a little sense of the world, to add a little order, to calm me a little. It served as an imperfect antidote for managing my bipolar disorder–imperfect enough that it couldn’t stop me from lacking all confidence, from attempting suicide, from having periods of bare survival. About 18 months ago, I “adopted” a mother, Alison. She saw me. In turn, I began to see photography as more than an internal means to stabilize my mood; it became about creating and expressing a point of view. I have been out on the street from morning to night for all but a handful of days in this year and a half. I have been exploring two themes most consistently: the relationship between architecture and people and the invisibility of a glaringly visible homeless population. I now wake with an intense urge to create.