FASHION | aramanstudio
Behind the Scenes
Each month Oryx produces a fashion shoot for its sister publication, Oryx Premium.
This month we went behind the scenes with the award-winning Dubai based fashion photographer, Toufic Araman in Doha’s Souq Waqif.
The social heart of Doha, Souq Waqif is known for its buzzing atmosphere, restaurants, and cafés for watching the world go by, and merchants trading fine silks, carpets, spices, textiles, antiques, musical instruments, and Arabian oud perfumes.
There has been a souq on this site for centuries. Recently restored, Souq Waqif features mud-rendered shops, exposed timber beams, and some beautifully restored original Qatari buildings, and remains one of the most traditional marketplaces in the region.
Inspired by Souq Waqif’s unique location, rich history, and vibrant atmosphere, we headed there for Oryx Premium’s latest fashion shoot, and recorded a behind-the-scenes experience of the photoshoot.
Dress by Yasmin Mansour
In lieu with one of Qatar’s most important cultural milestone, aramanstudio takes pride in shooting at the newly opened Fire Station Artist in Residence, an art hub accessible for everyone that opened March this year in Doha, Qatar. The gallery welcomes painters, multimedia artists, sculptors, and the likes to showcase and be part of this incredible spot.
During The Doha Fire Station’s opening this year, Sheikha Al Mayassa bin Hamad Al Thani, chairperson of Qatar Museums, attended whilst praising the art space’s cultural importance. And while the whole structure of the old fire station was maintained, the interiors are modernized and artistically turned into something more beautiful than it was.
Kill Bill with a Kar Wai Wong twist – produced by astudio, shot by Dubai Fashion Photographer Toufic Araman
What do you get when you combine the melodramatic lighting and cinematography of In The Mood for Love with the feisty action scenes of Kill Bill?
You get Dubai fashion photographer, Toufic Araman’s latest fashion shoot genius exploring the vivid contrast of lights, darks and hues from In The Mood for Love at the same time setting an ambience for Tarantino’s characteristic play of emotions—from anger to hate to revenge to agony.
The images are the ripples of truth, emanating from a stone thrown into a deep, deep well of creativity.