Making ‘Weird’ and Wonderful Things with Creative Director Banan Alawneh

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Creative director and photographer Banan Alawneh’s (@bananalawneh) greatest joy is working behind the scenes. “I love creating weird things!” says the 34-year-old from Amman, Jordan, who moved to Dubai for a new career adventure. “The modern city offers high technology and advanced equipment for photography and motion picture,” says Banan of Dubai. She travels often for work (and play) — Barcelona, Paris and Venice are some of her favorite cities — but she’ll always have a soft spot for Amman, and for Jordan. “There is heritage everywhere you look, even in the faces of its people,” she says.