Belgium born photographer Raouf started his career in the fashion industry with 15 years as a makeup artist, working under such A-list photographers as Raphael Mazzucco, Don Flood and Mark Abrahams with contributions to magazines and brands like Marie-Claire, Elle and Italian Vanity Fair , Lacoste , Ralph lauren , gap , Neiman Marcus , Escada , Banana Republic . Raouf's strong sense of composition and sharp eye for detail were quickly recognized as he was urged to undertake photography. After only a basic mechanical instruction, his flair for drama and sophistication quickly made him much sought after by such celebrities as Courtney Love and Ashley Greene. Of his diverse origins in the arts, Raouf say's 'my worlds come together when I shoot and everything I learned from Dramatic art and dancing help me create a visual dynamic and direct models like actors.This well rounded artists broad experiences help him see both the minutia of an image and the overall impression it makes. Raouf's photography has already been featured in a number of prominent international publications and Advertising . He prepares to make his gallery debut in NYC.