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who aren’t caught up in that type of thing and who have been living here before the realestate/financial boom that took place. A lot of nationals and long term expats who live here see/experience the city very differently to the huge wave of expats that came here during and following the boom. In terms of the positives, here, also just like any other place in the world, you have pockets of truth, beauty, realness, love, sincerity and all that good stuff. To me city’s and places are essentially made up of people, and you get the good and the bad no matter where you are in the world.

Do you consciously avoid a beautiful aesthetic as a subversion of the skin deep shininess of the cityscape. Not at all. My handwriting is horrible. Always has been, always will be. On top of that I try to begin and end things as quickly as possible. Dubai’s got enough pretty things around anyway, so as long as it’s readable it’s all I really care about. Many people on the new side of the city have become so accustomed to this picture perfect, look but don’t touch, idea of how the city is that the fact that it raw and basic makes it stick out more I think because it seems so out of place in this environment.

the experience based on your own interpretation of whatever you are reading. Where words take you is completely your own creation, your own design, your own trip. You can try to explain it to someone but you can never really fully share that trip with anyone else. I don’t think one is more impactful then the other, I think they’re just 2 separate things.

How important is distilling ideas into a short phrase to the impact they have

How important is a bit of raw chaos in any attempt at airbrushed perfection

It’s vital, it’s what it’s all about really. Especially in this environment. You have to pack as much into as little as possible and get it up as quickly as possible.

I think it’s as important as it is natural because I don’t believe in perfection. I don’t believe in perfect people, a perfect society, world, galaxy or universe and trying to pretend like it is or trying to airbrush it goes against the natural laws of absolutely everything. Perfection is an image, it’s a farce. It has to be created, maintained and taken very good care of because it’s not something that’s really meant to last in my opinion. Chaos is a natural thing, perfection isn’t. And nature always wins.

Do words have an impact that pictures somehow can’t I think they do yes. To me pictures invite you into a vision created and designed by someone else. Words completely individualize

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