Monday, 17 March 2014

Free As A Bird


'You should've brought your camera, you could've taken some great shots from up here' he said. Luckily I had my phone.


 Title from this Beatles song.

Monday, 3 March 2014

AnneCakes' Pancake Day specials







Look away now if you're on a diet! Calling all pancake and cake lovers, in celebration of this years Pancake day AnneCakes has created some special treats for you. The awesome thing about shooting food is that most times I get to eat everything afterwards. I can vouch that every cupcake here is delicious beyond words (besides the All American because no pork on my fork please thank you). Go ahead and indulge, pre order here

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Can I live?

Set it off (1996)




All I wanna do is make beautiful sincere art ya feel me? I want to create all the things I desire to see. I want to actualise all my dreams and ideas. I don't want have to beg the rich white people for money to make my shit happen, although i am grateful to the ones who have given me funds and great opportunities. I want to do it my way.  I don't want to have to justify to 'people in charge' why my films etc are about  BLACK PEOPLE, BLACK WOMEN, BLACK YOUTH, BLACK LIFE, BROWN GIRLS, STORIES OF THE MARGINALISED ETC. Why the fuck should they make me feel like there is no audience for these stories? I'm sick of these glass ceilings and all this industry bs. I just want things to work out the way I want them to.


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Creative Women: Lina Viktor



LINA VIKTOR from Visionaireworld on Vimeo.

I'm totally fangirling over Lina Viktor's work. From the gilded canvases to all the fine details, I love it. 

for more visit: instagram.com/linaviktor

New Negress Film Society Interview



The good people at The New Negress Film Society spoke to me about my short film 'Excuses For Why We Failed At Love' and other musings from the near the future. Read in Full here.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Over thought



I made a song about what it feels like to be constantly in my head space. This is only a demo because the full works are in utero while I figure out shinier, cleaner forms of presentation.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Portfolio site updated







I have a terrible case of amnesia when it comes to my own work, I'm really good at forgetting everything I've ever done. The gift of documentation is to be able to relive the great moments and muse over past achievements. I'm thankful for anyone who's ever trusted me to photograph or film them, it's truly a pleasure.

http://cargocollective.com/zainabadamu

If you're interested in booking me for a shoot of some kind, please get in touch zaynadaze@gmail.com

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Madame Pepper 'Gilded Age'



http://www.madamepepper.com

Fear created by uncertainty.

Music video filmed and directed by Zayna Daze:
http://zaynadazefilms.tumblr.com/
http://zaynadaze.blogspot.co.uk/

This track, produced by Hey!Zeus, is from Madame Pepper's debut album DRUMMOND (produced by Radimo) which is available for pre-order here

Big thanks to Gigi's Dressing Room: