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Local Spotlight: Bahr Karim

April 21, 2011

Capturing Dubai's people and landscapes through his creative lens

  • Text by Kate Hazell

Introducing Bahr Karim, the Iraq Dubai-based photographer who has been documenting the city for the past three years, the monumental beauty of Dubai. 

Satellite Voices: What makes you smile?
Bahr Karim: The simple things in life.

SV: What was the first thing you ever made?
Bahr Karim: The first thing I ever made was a spaghetti bridge for a school project. The challenge was to make a spaghetti bridge that could hold 25 chocolate bars. I came joint first.

SV: What’s your dream project?
Bahr Karim: My dream project would be a high fashion shoot for Harper's Bazaar, GQ or Vogue.

SV: What do you wish you had written / created?
Bahr Karim: Time Travel, for sure. Whoever creates this will be in the history books forever.

SV: Who’s work / art / music would you recommend on checking out?
Bahr Karim: Andreas Gursky, I love his work and art. Andrzej Dragan is one of my favourite portrait photographers and when it comes to music, you can’t beat Gil Scott Heron.

SV: How do you describe your work?
Bahr Karim: That’s a really tough question. I would rather leave that for the viewers, but I spend a great deal of time considering my subjects and how to create the image.

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