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Nov
2011
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Stunning Beirut: Women by Carlos Aoun

Last August, during my internship at U-Magazine, I had the chance to work with one of the greatest accomplished photographer in Lebanon, Mr Carlos Aoun. On Thursday November 10th, I was luckily invited to the opening reception of his latest exhibition.

For those of you who don’t know Carlos; he’s a commercial and artistic photographer who has come to be a very recognized reference especially in high-end fashion and portrait photography in Lebanon. He has over 25 years of experience in span editorials, exhibitions and ad campaigns for prestigious international and national A-list clients. He extensively worked in artistic capitals like Paris and New York. Furthermore, his covering of the emergence of the Russian society at the time made him a pure cosmopolitan photographer.

As soon as I got to JOANNA SEIKALY Art Gallery in Gemmayzeh, I fell in love with each portrait that I saw. I love how there are a lot of emotions and feelings behind each picture. My favorite part of all is how I’m able to give a story to every photo; especially with the titles that Carlos picked. I had the chance to quickly chat with Carlos and I learned that his exhibition untitled “Women” or “Femmes” is a compiled work of over 5 years. This surprised me at first but I immediately realized that this is typically Carlos, who is a very focused and persevering person. I was also lucky to meet his wife, Mrs Nayla who took the pictures of Carlos and I that you can see below.

Carlos and I (You can get a quick glimpse of some of his work exposed behind us)

I was wearing a short gold&metallic dress by Zara, red ballerinas and a Gucci handbag. Purple lipstick for the fun.

Carlos and I standing in my favorite corner. You can see here the picture untitled "The Kid", located on my left. It is definitely one of my favorite pieces!

 This exhibition will be held until December 1st and all the pieces are available for sale. I want to encourage all of you to go and discover it, it will take you few minutes to enter the beautiful world of Carlos’ work and you won’t regret it, believe me!! It’s a beautiful travel for all art, photography, fashion and beauty lovers.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 2 to 7pm

Gallery Location: 480 Goureaud Street, Saad Building, Ground Floor (in front of red cross), Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon.

For more information:

Gallery phone number: +961 79 776 711

www.joannaseikalyartgallery.com

www.carlosaoun.com

Fashionably yours,

                                Lana xx

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