Eman Ali–Inspired by the Middle East
For someone like you with such an interesting background, the question of your personal comfort zone immediately comes to mind. You have worked and lived in many cities – is there a place where you can express your creativity better than others?
I am very much inspired by the Middle East, especially the Gulf region where I come from; so whenever I am there, I am always creatively stimulated. However, I don’t feel like my creativity is tied down to a particular place, as I find inspiration wherever I go. I love to travel and I am constantly on the look out for new places to shoot in. So if somewhere feels right for an idea I have in mind, then I’ll just go there.
So if your creativity is not limited to a certain city or country, what do you need in order to express your thoughts liberally?
I usually need a good music playlist and a playful attitude to get me going. This usually starts with a selection of heavy metal and punk tracks.
Could you identify any differences between creating art in the UK and in Oman?
Yes. In terms of print production, in London there are certainly more resources to choose from, which is great.