About me:

Multidisciplinary background in photography and art direction. I have recently been working alongside the communications team at the Design Museum of London, photographer and producer with Plastik magazine and press assistant at Frieze London. I’ve also worked with numerous photojournalists including the Bruce Davidson Studio and Magnum Photos in New York.

In December 2012, I completed my Masters of Arts with Merit at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London specializing in Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries. Find out more here: http://tactum.tumblr.com/

T: +44 [ 0 ] 7517890464   .   E-mail : rima.musa@gmail.com   .   London - U.K.

The Windmills of my Mind - By Eli Rezkallah & Ryan Houssari.

Photography by Rima Musa

Published by Plastik Magazine Vol 17 - Back to the Future

I shot this in June for Plastik magazine in Brighton a week before the Olympics began  this summer. Plastik* is an independent, award-winning Visual, Fashion, Culture and Arts magazine, with a reputation for ground-breaking photography, fashion and editorial. Published bi-monthly by Beyond Production.

Find Plastik on: Facebook http://on.fb.me/UGJowZ / http://on.fb.me/UGOpWm

Design Museum - Designers in Residence 2012

Published in Blueprint Magazine - September Issue 318 

Celebrating new and emerging design talent, the Design Museum’s annual Designers in Residence programme supports designers at an early stage in their career. Now in its fifth year, the residency demonstrates the museums commitment to showcasing and supporting the next generation of design talent.

Designers: Yuri Suziki / Lawrence Lek / Freyja Sewell  / Oscar Medley-Whitfield and Harry Trimble 

Publications: Phaidon / Wired / WiredTimeout / Frame / One Stop Arts / Dezeen / Dezeen / Pingmag

ALEXA CHUNG - British Designers Collective Pop-up Boutique - Bicester Village

Published by Plastik Magazine Vol 16 - Summer 2012

Alexa Chung at the launching of the British Designers Collective Pop-up Boutique in Bicester Village earlier this morning.

BDC brings together emerging British talent and brands in a unique pop-up boutique specially designed to promote the works of new and established designers among them Nicholas Kirkwood, Jonathan Saunders and Marios Schwab. I went along with Eli Rezkallah, Editor in Chief of PLASTIK Magazine, who conducted todays interviews and is preparing to feature the event in the Summer Issue of PLASTIK. BDC has been running three years in a row with great success both in the UK and abroad. Alexa Chung was keen to support the initiative and wore the “Je t’aime Jane & Gainsbourg is GOD” top designed by Bella Freud.  

 http://www.bicestervillage.com/en/news-events/news/item/meet-the-designers

CATERINA BELLUARDO

Caterina Belluardo specializes in prototypes of handcrafted mens’ shoes and is currently attending a Masters programme in shoe making at the Royal College of Art. 

Caterina finds that understanding the traditions and history of shoe making are important in todays’ world where handcrafted shoemaking has become less common. As she studies the evolution of footwear design she is interested not only in subverting already existing designs, but also in reviving shoe making techniques that are considered more contemporary and almost forgotten. Her breakthrough project revolves around tailoring and moccasin shoe making techniques where the constructions of the shoes start at the bottom of the lasts and through one piece of leather,  works its ways up around the shape of the foot rather than using a more modern approach of starting from the top of the shoe. 

SEBASTIAN TAREK

http://sebastiantarek.com/

As part of my volunteer position at the Design Museum, I was asked to meet and photograph Sebastian Tarek who is a creator of beautifully hand crafted bespoke shoes in London. While interviewing him, he expressed his admiration for the Polaroid SX-70 and how he was very fond of the light Tarkovsky captures through his photographs and films. Sebastian currently teaches shoe making at the Royal College of Art. 

ALPHABETICAL
http://alphabeticalstudio.com/
Tommy Taylor and Bob Young run the award winning Alphabetical Design Studio in Shoreditch. Their background in graphic design enables them to work in various platforms as they specialize in identity, print, digital, environment and packaging design. We met with Tom and Bob this January as they were commissioned by the Design Museum to create and new “Get Into” logo and brochure.  High-res

ALPHABETICAL

http://alphabeticalstudio.com/

Tommy Taylor and Bob Young run the award winning Alphabetical Design Studio in Shoreditch. Their background in graphic design enables them to work in various platforms as they specialize in identity, print, digital, environment and packaging design. We met with Tom and Bob this January as they were commissioned by the Design Museum to create and new “Get Into” logo and brochure. 

CHAU HAR LEE

http://www.chauharlee.com/

Chau Har Lee is an award winning shoe designer based in East London. Her work evolves around a scope of unconventional shoe designing techniques as she sources unusual materials which she masterfully employs into her designs. Eloise Tomlinson and I were sent by the Design Museum to interview and photograph Chau Her Lee this January through the Creative Interpreters Volunteer Programme. 

Mary had a little cow - By Eli Rezkallah & Ryan Houssari.

Photography by Erick Lestrange

Producer - Rima Musa

Published by Plastik Magazine Vol 14 - Pre Spring 2011

Eli Rezkallah and Ryan Houssari are a very fine example of an exceptional can do attitude. Plastik Magazine has recently gone global and the hype is spreading like wildfire. I joined their team as a freelance producer this fall and “Mary Had A Little Cow” was the first shoot I got to work on for them. The editorial was shot by photographer Erick Lestrange across various locations in London. Model Georgina Howard from Models One agency played her character very tastefully indeed. For more info find Plastik on facebook and tumblr.

http://www.facebook.com/plastikmagazine http://plastikviusalmagazine.tumblr.com/

BRUCE DAVIDSON

During my Internship at Magnum Photos in New York, the Bruce Davidson Studio needed an extra hand with archiving. That was the moment I joined Bruce, his wife Emily and their studio manager, the wonderful Amina Lakhaney for three months. My experience there was priceless, and so are my memories with them. These photos were taken during the Sony World photography awards where Bruce held his retrospective exhibition at the Somerset House and I was lucky to assist him.  

W: http://bit.ly/OtjkCQ

MAGNUM PHOTOS NYC
http://www.magnumphotos.com/
January 2011 was when I started my Internship at Magnum in New York. On my first day there, I was placed in the print room, sorting prints of James Dean by Dennis Stock and photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold. Throughout my three months there, I was lucky to meet some incredible photographers, care for some of the worlds most iconic photographic prints, and make friends who are dear to me still today. Here I’m standing near the main entrance beneath Portraits of the founding fathers and to my right is Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden  High-res

MAGNUM PHOTOS NYC

http://www.magnumphotos.com/

January 2011 was when I started my Internship at Magnum in New York. On my first day there, I was placed in the print room, sorting prints of James Dean by Dennis Stock and photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold. Throughout my three months there, I was lucky to meet some incredible photographers, care for some of the worlds most iconic photographic prints, and make friends who are dear to me still today. Here I’m standing near the main entrance beneath Portraits of the founding fathers and to my right is Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden 

The Urban Photo competition
http://designmuseum.org/
http://stephenlawrence.org.uk/

The Urban Photo competition was run in partnership with the Design Museum of London and the Stephen Lawrence Centre in conjunction with the Urban Africa Exhibition of David Adjaye’s photographs. Selection of Top Ten Photos ” Vintage newspaper stand Athens - by Rima Musa” 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/designmuseum/4995128399/in/set-72157624967835684/ High-res
The Urban Photo competition
The Urban Photo competition was run in partnership with the Design Museum of London and the Stephen Lawrence Centre in conjunction with the Urban Africa Exhibition of David Adjaye’s photographs. Selection of Top Ten Photos ” Vintage newspaper stand Athens - by Rima Musa” 
Bedouin Heritage Project
The principal goal of the project is to safeguard the main features of the lifestyle and oral expressions of the Bedu that have developed over the course of millennia and that are being lost due to inevitable societal changes. The knowledge, wisdom and history that is at risk forms the historical foundation of all Arab people’s.
BHP’s first project’s scope is to safeguard the main features of the lifestyle and oral history of the Bedu that have developed in Wadi Rum region in Jordan. The people of Wadi Rum have been recognised for their uniqueness by UNESCO and are the only Arab culture admitted to the permanent list of Intangible World Heritages.
Special thanks to: Mark Abouzeid and Ingrid Bouilliart