Born and raised in Beirut, I took my first pictures at the age of 10 just few days after the end of Lebanon’s civil war in 1990 during a family exploration visit with relatives who have returned to visit their village after many years, to assess the situation of their land and property.
On that specific day, I remember feeling more scared of the reactions around me than I was scared of the aftermath of the war, and it was when an uncle threw away his camera in anger, that I felt the urge to pick it up and pretend to take pictures just to hide my terrified facial expressions.
Looking through that lens, I apprehended a new perspective to all that what was going on around me, and it was then that I realized the potential of being able to capture reality from a different angle.
I fell in love with the creative process and learned to appreciate the people I meet, the places I visit, and the spontaneity in every shoot. Through my lens I capture moments with true emotion as they are the moments we will treasure forever.