Sanaa Abstrakt (aka Abby) @sanaabstrakt_art
18 Posts
3k Followers
2k Following
📍South London #ontour I Am a visual storyteller.📷📽🎨 Visual Artist currently using lens based media to tell stories. #nomadbynature✈️🛳🚐🐫🐘🐎
18 Posts
3k Followers
2k Following
📍South London #ontour I Am a visual storyteller.📷📽🎨 Visual Artist currently using lens based media to tell stories. #nomadbynature✈️🛳🚐🐫🐘🐎
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Steve Jobs ================================================================ Ft. T H E A F R I C A N G I A N T ================================================================ It’s crazy how practice of a talent becomes what God and the ancestors use to rise a nation, it becomes your healing and the healing for others. Even when you feel like you’re not getting anywhere with your work and everyday you wake up and doing the same thing, trust me just keep following your gut instincts on your creation. Mastering requires repetition and many yet long hours of working on something because you must be better than you were yesterday. Challenges are great for polishing your reason WHY you are doing what you are doing. Being a creator means I have the full responsibility to myself and others to heal through visuals. How I see brings joy to my soul, and truly the ultimate joy is those I have captured sharing the same sentiments once I’ve been given creative license. There are days where I am feeling like this shit ain’t going anywhere, I’m not growing, I want more. And then I start looking at work and ask myself when’s the last time I challenged myself within my craft and if it’s a while back I start looking at ways I can bend the rules or use what I have to create more epics, to push my tools to their maximum... it’s hard yes, but you have to be in it for the reasons you know are so important that quitting is not an option. Surround yourself with those you aspire to be like. Those who are content with their lives, that grind hard most of the year and take time out to enjoy the fruits of their labour and give back. Have inspirations around you not just people that look up to you. You will fall a lot. 😩😂🤷🏿‍♀️ life requires things to FLOW... as you inspire others, others should inspire you and they are inspired by others... accountability partners!
233 45
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. Albert Einstein =============================================================== Ft N O V A T W I N S =============================================================== V O R T E X —- OUT NOW‼️ ================================ I am in love with this song, so empowering and these two women are the most amazing women I’ve had the honour of knowing and working with. I get excited to shoot them, just because of how much they give, and how empowering their music and their whole creative journey is. I’m catching my life with this track, through work today. Trusting me to shoot most of your covers is truly a dream and I am eternally grateful. Moving with faith and trust towards your desired goal being based on reaching and affecting other people in a positive way is truly what I enjoy capturing. With every musician I work with, I am wholeheartedly invested in telling a visual story from a fans perspective and how they genuinely connect with people and why they are doing what they do. I believe an image should evoke a beautiful memory which allows the present moment to a joyful one. ****************************************** #sanaaabstraktphotography #sanaaabstraktart #visualstoryteller #artwork #nomadphotography
185 26
Begin noticing and being careful about keeping your imagination free of thoughts that you do not wish to materialize. Instead, initiate a practice of filling your creative thoughts to overflow with ideas and wishes that you fully intend to manifest. Honor your imaginings regardless of others seeing them as crazy or impossible. Wayne Dyer ================================================================= Ft D I O N N E REID ================================================================= I am completely grateful for my current life as a whole... it’s crazy, that gratitude is something I always have even at what may look like the worst version... because one thing I have come to understand is life is an experience which if paying attention you can enjoy all your fruits and only if you plant the sweet... the weed will always be around, so find a way to coexist and learn lessons with gratitude and content for your current reality. Find something to be grateful about. This project brought me back to life and I got so excited when Dionne called me and said let’s work.👀 so I admire and respect this woman left right and centre, straight up and down.... and the alignment couldn’t have come at a better time in the midst of all other current projects. I get excited and inspired wholly by very few creators. And she’s been one since 2004... I am grateful for allowing me to heART with you and sharing this song with me, it’s been burning me not to share it lol! Now I’m telling everyone to get your life on FULL! Cos I know you need this tune in your life, ladies get your life 😏🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Dionne Reid - VIBE — OUT NOW‼️♨️ ********************************************** #sanaaabstraktphotography #sanaaabstraktart #visualarchitects #nomadphotography #visualstoryteller #vibe
220 9
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. Neil Gaiman ================================================================ Ft B E N N Y ================================================================ It is only when you live your truth that people can’t stand you, when you are grateful in what looks like misery and pain that the really feel a way about being around you, because in your weakness and lack of awareness is where most people thrive as the feed your wildest fears. And you believe they are your best friend, your allies because they are liking your wounds. Trust me this is the life of those with greatness boiling up in them... the world must dim their light, because when they live their truth it allows for many to be as FREE and HONEST with themselves. It shakes us out of comfort in every way. We all have or know someone like this. Check up on them every once in a while because they are living a very lonely life as this world will cast out those of us who dare to challenge the norm👀🤷🏿‍♀️😏 because it means we dare to live HEAVEN on earth and it’s infectious. I am grateful to everyone whose been on this journey and brought love in every shape and form, I am inspired to create by YOU... not another artist or photographer... my life experiences with others and myself is the ultimate driving force to create. As I work on a passion project, I ask that you be my accountable partners as I have a habit of giving so much time to others and have no energy for my own work. And please do holla at me as this project is truly exciting for me... movement as a spiritual conversation with the Creator. We are constantly moving even when still...🙏🏿✨ *********************************************** #sanaaabstraktphotography #sanaaabstraktart #visualstoryteller #movement #icreate #itsalifestyle #dance #insideout
138 7
We need a spirit of victory, a spirit that will carry us to our rightful place under the sun, a spirit which can recognize that we, as inheritors of a proud civilization, are entitled to our rightful place on this planet. If that indomitable spirit were to arise, nothing can hold us from achieving our rightful destiny. C. V. Raman ================================================================ ft. J A N E L L E M O N A É (AfroPunk PARIS 2019) ================================================================ I feel like it’s truly draining to not be doing what you love what you know is your purpose, what your heart yearns for, what your soul ignites... that gift that will find its way in everything you do until you focus on you and what makes you UNIQUE and the reason God put you on this planet. It’s a drain to try to be something else to make ends meet, you meet your end sooner than the ends you are trying to cover. I’ve learnt that it’s not what you do so much it’s who you are that gets hired. Your energy is what serves others and the will in what you do everyday even when you physically can’t... that thing that makes your heart beat and ignites another... that one is your purpose it’s your contract, so you must live your BEST LIFE! And push you to come out because in most cases we’ve learnt to gear other people’s voices but ourselves... to a point we don’t even know what we really want... nothing to do with time... time is never wasted only gained in credits of you being YOUR TOTAL AND WHILE SELF. Make your destiny your ultimate LIFE source aim for finding your JOY, PEACE n LOVE... knowing your worthy of every single thing you’ve dreamt to be, do or have... no gate keepers but your fears👊🏿😉 so chase them fears and achieve your dreams 🙏🏿💜🤗📯 ITS YOUR DUTY! ***************************************** #sanaaabstraktphotography #sanaaabstraktart #visualarchitects #afropunkparis2019 #janellemonae #ishootraw #nomadphotography #epicshot #festivalphotographer
120 6
Learn to expect less from life and more from yourself. Accept the changes that life throws at you. Remember, your destiny is pretty much in your hands. So, as your mom may have told you, keep them clean. Lynda Resnick ================================================================ Ft S K E P T A B B K ================================================================ We expect a lot from life and others and get disappointed when it’s not delivered to our standards. How about we try a different approach because this one doesn’t work... or has it worked for you??? Please let me know if it has I am very interested in learning the formula. As for me this one process we are taught or accommodate and think it’s us is not a good way of being and the knelt one that suffers. Best to just throw your hands up on LIFE... let it go, loosen that grip you have on it and everyone in your world... and then check yourself... only one you have control over is you so all them expectations should fall on you... you should be standing on your own shoulders. Take control of your destiny fam. See yourself where you want and focus on making it a reality 🙏🏿🙌🏿👑 On this day I met Skepta officially... so you can imagine what I said. 👀 And I’m actually so proud of this shot and a few others I took as I feel it embodies his person and how I experienced him on this day🙏🏿sanaaabstraktphotography *********************************************** # #sanaaabstraktart #visualarchitects #sanaaabstraktphotography #burnaboygram #nomadphotography #bbk #skepta #ishootraw #capturingthemoment2019
308 6
Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something. Ralph Marston ================================================================ Ft B U R N A B O Y (African Giant album launch party) ================================================================ Being in control of your life is the best thing one can do for themselves. Take the blame away from people and observe yourself and start to realise life as you know it is truly and wholly based on that of which you focuse on, you feel to be true. It’s like watching your favourite film andcdeeling like rein acting it in real time. So destiny is yours to steer in any direction as you’ve been creating your life so far based on where your energy sits or directed to most of your NOWs... pay attention to what your thinking about now, what you are doing now, who you are with now, ask if it’s truly how you feel it should be right now n how you feel right NOW... n ask how you want it to be right NOW... always make yourself aware of the present moment and truly live in it to reap the benefits of it n be happy with every moment that you fully lived it. You can dream all day, but that is not going to bring you much fulfilment.... get the ball rolling start where you’re at. So much time and effort needs to go into you making the life you want for yourself. Right now I’m letting go of many things and people... the month is highlighting how I disrespect myself n devalue my craft, allowing others to hype n take advantage. Everyone wants a piece of you when you’ve worked hard but when you need them,😂🤣 it’s all because that’s how we conduct ourselves n now they react like that to us. It’s all reflections of you🙏🏿 always growing and working on SELF it never ends. Check yourself before you wreck yourself folks... ********************************************* #sanaaabstraktphotography #sanaaabstraktart #visualarchitects #nomadphotography #burnaboygram
409 17
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. - Henry Ward Beecher ================================================================ Ft B U R N A B O Y (THE AFRICAN GIANT) ================================================================ Hold yourself accountable for reaching the goals or achieving those dreams, it’s not up to anybody else and it’s also not based on anybody else’s opinion of YOU and YOUR work. Only use yourself and how much you are doing to get to where you are going. Walking on a path that’s never been walked before will look and sound bizarre to everyone until you are pushing so hard and doing so much to get yourself where you need to be. Be motivated by critics use that to feed your passion and the naysayers to feed your work ethics. It’s only when you are so high on your own stuff that people start to look around and wonder who you are and where you came from with such genius and energy. Keep your head up, being odd or strange and not making sense to others is your USP, but you need to know that for yourself. I am learning so much on my journey and growing and pushing myself to go even deeper because I know I can do better... the key is to be the BEST at what I do because I’m camera shy the work can speak and communicate in way I don’t know how to articulate with my mouth. It’s great to have amazing humans and to work within a team of people who give their best challenge themselves, challenge you and only expect the best. It’s called THE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE! What I call true SUCCESS. ******************************************** #sanaaabstraktphotography #sanaaabstraktart #visualarchitects #nomadphotography #visualartist #afropunkparis #africangianttour #burnaboy
292 31