Shot over a number of locations, the video highlights both new and old scenes in the city of Sharjah. Viewers will be presented with images of the beautiful Al Majaz Waterfront, the historic Central Souq, the busy streets of Rola, and many other memorable areas of the city. Photographer Eric Hines was invited by Barjeel Art Foundation to fly in from the US and work on the timelapse video. While Eric had worked on a number of similar projects before, like Cityscape Chicago Timelapse, this was his first such project in the Middle East. Earlier preparation work and site research was done with assistance from Gulf Photo Plus. The soundtrack ‘Fayrouz’, which accompanies the video, was composed by the renowned composer and musician Marwan Anwer exclusively for this project.
Barjeel Art Foundation is an independent, United Arab Emirates-based initiative established to manage, preserve and exhibit the personal art collection of Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi. The foundation’s guiding principle is to contribute to the intellectual development of the art scene in the Arab region by building a prominent, publicly accessible art collection in the UAE.