I was honored to be interviewed by the pioneer Kuwaiti Artist Ledia Al Qattan exclusively to the Arabtimes Newspaper. The Interview was published in three parts article. She invited me to her home ” House of Mirrors ” and made me her famous cappuccino flowed with many questions. She tried to dig deep in my history and my mentality to know how I see the world around me. For the first time of my life, someone is trying to analyze my vision artistically and my sensitivity toward the surroundings in order to create a starting point to understand being who I am as a documentary and contemporary photographer packed with ambitions while slowly moving to my goals.
I stood up for my views in defense of the message of the yet-to-be published book “The Old Salmiya” during our conversation. She was like more of a psychiatrist than an just an ordinary interviewer because she was able to fill up my eyes with tears while I was talking about my father, and when she ended the interview with those five motivational mind opening words:”Athoob, you are an Artist!”.
Drop me a DM on twitter @athoob if you’d like to read an online copy of the interview.