Instead of capturing the real, I utilize the camera to capture the surreal.
"Dream" is a series of dreamscapes shot in typical Lebanese homes with high ceilings, colorful and elaborate walls (mainly hand-painted), and mosaic tiles on the floors. The pieces always depict a woman in a mystical room with the qualities listed above. Either she is levitating, diving into clouds, laying in a big shell, or standing in an interior garden. In her own Wonderland, she is Alice.
After a house I photographed was demolished to be replaced with modern profit-oriented real estate, these works took on a whole new dimension, symbolizing my desire to preserve Lebanese architectural heritage.
2017 'As cold as a white stone', Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2016 'As cold as a white stone', Ayyam Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2014 'The Unseen', Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2011 'Depths', Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2011 'Synopsis', VAPA Association, Beirut, Lebanon
2016 'ArtxDesign', Gyu Hepner Gallery, Broadway, New York, USA
2015 'Beirut Photo Fair', ARTHEUM, Beirut, Lebanon
2015 'Beirut Art Fair', Heritage of Emotions, “Work in Progress” and Nikki Diana Marquardt, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 'The Road To Elysium', HEIST Gallery, London, UK
2014 'Festival Photomed Edition 3', Beirut, Lebanon
2011 'Woman in Contemporary Art', Art Lounge, Beirut, Lebanon
2011 'Through Our Lenses', Solar Hotel, Paris, France