Testimonials 1

“Nothing in art must look like an accident, not even motion”, said Edgard Degas. I think your work illustrates perfectly this quotation. Each of your photos is a reflection and a combination of philosophy of life, deep thinking, and sometimes humor. Sensibility is the guideline of your work, to the point where every picture speaks to the eye and captures the moment no matter what the subject is, trees, faces, buildings, or objects. Rodin made God’s hand talk from marble, you make your pictures speak to the viewer with paper and color … and so, we look at then, listen to the stories they tell, admire the captured moment. This is what art is about, but the most important is to share a bit of the artist’s dream, it is also called happiness. Viva Hakim

You know its funny, the entirety of my education in AUB was defined by a GPA that none of my employers have asked for, yet throughout my work experience I have found that the things you taught us in photography class during my final semester were the most relevant. What I mean to say is that you gave us practical knowledge. I think that I can credit you as the teacher that actually taught me something of real intrinsic value. So my hat goes off to you Mr. Nader, thank you for teaching. Never let go of that guitar and camera. C-J El Khazen

Art rather than photographs! These are “Masterpieces”. I really loved your work ! It is amazing to think that some photos date back to the 8os, one could think that it is almost an entire life ! Frankly, you make us feel like wanting to become photographers. Thank you for offering us a beautiful exhibition. Michèle Sainte-Marie

I had written a paper once about one of your painting/collage because I had truly admired your work that I saw in downtown Beirut … I always thought I should let you know that I consider you to be one of the greatest artists of this century and that your work is really inspiring for me. So… thank you I guess. Yasmine Sinno