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UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

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The UAE pavilion created a huge buzz as soon as it opened at this year’s Expo Milano on May 1. Luckily, Inigo Bujedo Aguirre, renowned and internationally published photographer who is represented in the Middle East by aramanstudio in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, was there not only to witness this honourable event, but to also document it through his amazing photos.
The 3-storey pavilion was designed by Foster + Partners, the same architects who developed the 80-storey Index Tower in Dubai Financial Centre and designed the second phase of Dubai Design District, the “hipster district,” to name some of its biggest Dubai architectural developments. In Abu Dhabi, one of its major projects was The Souk, a shopping centre with high-end boutiques in a traditional Arabian-style design located In The World Trade Center Abu Dhabi.

Gleaming Art at the Fire Station

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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.
The Fire Station is indeed a residence for the local art community and visitors alike.

The Fairytale of Galaxy – Silkier

Nelly Karim, Toufic Araman, Galaxy, astudio

Once upon a time, in a far away galaxy, there sat an Egyptian actress and star named Nelly Karim who wished to ride a Ferris wheel overlooking the entire kingdom.

But how is that possible? She lived in the woods with no means to go to the kingdom more so hop on a Ferris wheel.

Then poof! Dubai-based photographer, Toufic Araman, appeared to the rescue with his magic camera in tow.

Indeed, with the help of her fairy godfather, Nelly’s dream came true.

How? We’ll let you in on the secret…

The story began when the masterpiece was conceptualized and fairy godfather/astudio ME Creative Producer and Photographer, Toufic Araman had to go through an exciting adventure to compose an imagery that underwent a lot of stages. It had to be done within a limited amount of time.

Kill Bill with a Kar Wai

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The images are the ripples of truth, emanating from a stone thrown into a deep, deep well of creativity.

The play of light in these photos paved way to the subject’s illustration of both movies where the inspiration came from. Such fashion shoot perfectly portrayed not only the styling of Linda Mortensen with the help of Hair and Make-up Artist, Annesofie Begtrup, but also the tenderness of model, Adriana. This work by powerhouse Dubai photography production team, aramanstudio, will draw any audience closer to what seemed like a theatrical imagery in each shot.

In the realm of photography, every subject is as important as the set and lighting. The end result should be the perfect blend of composition, mood, and colors. By combining all these elements altogether, with the help of an amazing team of stylist and HMUA (Hair and Make-up Artist), is the key to a rewarding and fruitful shoot. Let us also not forget to highly regard the crew of China Grill Restaurant, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi for the stunning set.