12 Questions with... Waleed Shah

Photographer @waleedshah is the man behind the #RockYourUgly campaign
ByTeam Ahlan!Saturday , 02 November 2019
12 Questions with... Waleed Shah
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The best thing about living in the UAE is…. The delivery service. There are very few places in the world with this standard of living where you can still get almost anything delivered.   

Originally, I’m from…. I totally struggle with this question. I’m not really sure. 

My favourite karaoke jam is….. Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock. 

In my spare time, I like to…. Netflix and Chill. But its more like Netflix and Nutella.

If you follow one person on Instagram…. It’s @big_hass. Always MCing the events I’d like to know about. Shouts out all the underground artists that are making waves and most importantly speaking truth about matters that others are afraid to voice their opinions about.

My biggest fear is…. Mediocrity. One of my favourite quotes is “I’d rather die of thirst than drink from the cup of mediocrity”.

On social media, I like to post about.... a mix between my commercial work and my latest project “Rock Your Ugly” that explores the intersections between physical and mental health. 

My all-time celebrity crush is… Aya Samaha.

The messiest person I know is… Chantal Brocca.

The most interesting thing I’ve read or seen this week is… that Lebanon is on the verge of change. Always an exciting time when the people rise up.

I’d like to be remembered for…. Teaching creatives to stand up for themselves.

One place I’d still like to visit is… Argentina. My friends and I toured South America but one of us didn’t get a visa to Argentina so I stayed behind in Peru with him while my other two friends went ahead. So I feel like I missed out and might not get another chance to go.   

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