Focal Point: Razan Alzayani focuses on the Dubai skyline

  • The Dubai skyline is seen against the foreground of dirt and sand mounds around the Nad Al Sheba Area.  Razan Alzayani / The National
  • The Dubai skyline is seen against the foreground of dirt and sand mounds around the Nad Al Sheba Area.  Razan Alzayani / The National

Film photography isnít just switching cameras, itís switching mindsets. Itís considering things such as composition, exposure and framing and the fact you might only have 12 exposures, all before you hit the shutter button. There is no LCD back for an instant view; you simply wait and wonder. However, when all the elements come together the payoff is worth the wait. Staff photographer Razan Alzayani used a Russian Lubitel Twin Lens Reflex camera to capture an otherworldly view of Dubai. The course film grain and roughness of the camera combine to create an aesthetic that can only be described as beautiful imperfection.

* Brian Kerrigan, Photo Editor

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