Based in Vienna, Austria & Currently available worldwide for assignments & cooperations | +43 676 947 8116 |
My name Nouar means light & Bellil means beautiful island. And photography is my passion.
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About me

"Wherever there is light, one can photograph." --- Alfred Stieglitz.

Photography and film - for me - are the most advanced ways of creative communications and transmissions in our postmodern era, when it comes to make alive memories and tell stories.

My first name Nouar means probably nothing to you but actually, it is interesting to know that it does mean light, in Berber. The name was given, I've been told, by my Grandpa. He probably did it on purpose to sketch a kind of a passion for me or could this be just a coincidence? Who knows?! As you might guess, light is the most important in photography. Now I can see a smile enlightening your face hearing this.

I am Nouar Bellil. I was born in Algeria and came to France where I attended the University of La Sorbonne Nouvelle, in Paris, and received my Master degree in information, communication & media, at the Institute of Art & Media. Now I am living in Vienna (Austria) but available worldwide for cooperations.

My approach is always to privilege the natural daylight for photography work instead of adding any of a non-natural source of light. But I do work - in low light situations - with other sources of light when this would be imperative in some creative situations.

My style could be described as a mix of documentary or journalistic, portraiture and fine art. Meaningful and yet impactful. It is all about capturing the emotion all around, preserving it and delivering it to you and to the ones you cherish. It is to create photographs to engrave in minds memories, - forever. And I do believe that beyond photography and film, it's someone's unique story that does matter. Let's write yours!

Multilingual, multicultural, I speak English, ich spreche Deutsch & je parle Français... And Arabic as well as Berber or Amazigh, a North African native language.

Please feel free to get in touch if you want to ask for more details or just to say hello... ;-)


Peters & Peters, BP, Tag Heuer, Kidd & Aitken, Horn & Company, William Frey, European Investment Bank, Masters of Food and Wine, Park Hyatt Vienna, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, Stars, Food & Art,... etc.