zedani

Qualia ” إدراك “

By Arwa Alotaibi. Friends and good company among some beautiful art pieces are the elements you need to make an event successful. At Qualia “إدراك” an event showcasing the work of the contemporary Saudi artist Ayman Zedani, I came across some beautifully constructed art pieces which spoke to me in many…

Omar Chennafi

Finding Emotions: Omar Chennafi

By Maya AlShabab. We make our way together down the winding streets of the old Medina Fez, a maze of fabric covered walls and colorful copper work; fragrant herbs envelope the senses. Among the hustle and bustle, Omar Chennafi – photographer – yells back a hello or stops for a quick…

KD

Fantasy photography | Interview with Kadeeja Al-Saeed

By Maya AlShabab. Kadeeja “KD” A-Saeed, is a Saudi-American aspiring photographer who has recently started providing services as a professional photographer. She started as a teen snapping photographs of anything and everything, but it was only in her early twenties that she became concerned with  re-working those photos, and adding her…

Young Turks

Young Turks

By Maya AlShabab. An extraordinary photo-shoot that combined the traditional and the post-modern, and faithfully reflected Turkey’s Easter-Western identity that is glazed into its history and landscape. The article appeared in V-magazine, dressed by Jane How, with photography by Mario Sorrenti, who fabulously caught a glimpse of the unique incomparable culture that…

Shirin

Shirin Nishat: Persian reflections

By Maya AlShabab. Fashion, cinema, photography … they’re all really manifestations of the same force of creativity and beauty. And this is what brings us to Shirin Nishat. An artist from Qazvin in north-western Iran, Shirin Nishat grew up the frouth of five children. Her higher studies in Loas Angelos, as well…