Faisal Tisnés was born in Colombia on January 8th, 1994. Half his roots come from Jordan in the Middle East and the other half from Colombia in South America. The visits to both regions of the globe was one of Faisal’s main inspirations on becoming a photographer as it seemed crucial to him to share both cultures’ contrasts and beauty.

Although Faisal was born in Colombia it was since he was 6 years old that he moved to Panama, where he decided he wanted visual work to be his first language of expression through art. This was the country where he went to school and graduated from university.

Travelling around both coasts that has the isthmus of Panama, the Caribbean coast and the Pacific coast he started taking photographs of his surfing adventures with friends. Being able to show this opened him doors in the surf industry world as a surfing photographer, but this didn’t limit his style of photography.

In 2011 he had his first collective exhibition when he was 17 and from there on has focused in showing people the world through his eyes. This year he commenced his analog photography journey by developing a more intimate relationship with his camera and chemicals.

Faisal always self-taught himself about photography by reading camera manuals, articles online and some photography books. After Tomas Cortes (Creator of Rollos Alfred) taught him how to develop he didn’t stop and has been developing his own work himself. 


As a visual creator, my mission is to unearth the unseen and convey it to receptive minds and hearts, revealing the rare and simple beauties that often go unnoticed. I am driven by a desire to transform the mundane into something extraordinary, elevating every detail of landscapes and people to showcase their inherent beauty.

My aim is to remove the blindfolds from the eyes of the typical viewer of art, challenging their minds and hearts to delve into the profound layers of visual imagery. In doing so, I seek to humble myself before the concept of "perfection in simplicity," celebrating the beauty of all living things and inspiring others to open their minds and effect change in the world.

Furthermore, I find immense joy in forging connections with my artistic subjects, whether it be the natural abstractions of a landscape or the emotive expressions of a person. Through my work, I endeavor to create compositions that invite viewers to explore their subconscious, discover personal meaning, and embark on flights of imagination to draw their own conclusions.

My passion extends to crafting stories that awaken memories and amplify voices, particularly those of indigenous tribes. I am committed to using my creativity to elevate their narratives and bring attention to their struggles and triumphs, ensuring that their voices are heard and their stories resonate deeply with audiences worldwide.

Photographer Resume

2009-2011 : Photographer of SURFOS Magazine 2011: Published in The Red Bulletin (Red Bull Magazine)

2011: First Collective Exhibit “INICIO” in Panama

July 2016: “SALITRE” exhibit in ARTE NOMADA First Edition, Panama

September 2017: “Lo Que el Tiempo no se Lleva” exhibit in Foto Septiembre organized by Contemporary Museum of Art in Panama

September 2017: “White Sands” exhibit shown in Dekel’s House of Art

May 2018: Brixton’s Photo of the Month Runner Up

January 2019: Analog Forever Magazine January “Synchronicity” Online Gallery Selection

March 2019: World Photo Org’s Swap Project Winner, exhibited in Sony World Photography Awards in London’s Somerset house

May 2019: Analog Forever Magazine May “Compelling Dreams” Online Gallery Selection

September 2019: "Having Been There" Collective Exhibit - Irvine City Hall, California

September 2022: Selected photographer for FotoLatina 2022 collective expo . Casa de la Cultura San Pedro, Nuevo León, México

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