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ALICIA MCBRIDE // PHOTOGRAPHER

September 20, 2017
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Beachroad head to Jumeirah 1 to meet photographer and filmmaker Alicia McBride, Check out her awesome video STAINED below.

NAME? // Alicia McBride

YOUR FIRST JOB? // Summer camp coach.

YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // University student.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE IN DUBAI? // Jumeirah One.

YOU WERE BORN IN DUBAI, WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE EVER CHANGING LANDSCAPE? // Basically feels like a friend I grew up with.

WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO EAT, SHOP, SOCIALIZE IN DUBAI? // Wagamama, Dubai Mall and gatherings at people’s houses!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH IN DUBAI? // Kite Beach.

WHO ARE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC INFLUENCES? // I’ve always had a new inspiration every other day, but my most recent one would be Minh T on instagram (@thismintymoment).

WHEN DID YOU REALISE PHOTOGRAPHY WAS FOR YOU? // When I was around 14; after playing with a bunch of iphone cameras.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PHOTOGRAPHIC MOMENT YOU HAVE HAD? // When I took this photo of a woman doing tai-chi in London. That’s when I knew I wanted to keep capturing people.

YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // Art.

YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Death.

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Painting the walls of my new apartment with my mom and dad.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // It may be quite a cliche answer, but my dad for sure. He always did what he wanted to do, and worked hard towards whatever he aimed for. He makes everyone happy and always has a smile on his face. There’s so much to say, it’s hard putting it into a small answer.

YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST? // Samuel Burgess Johnson.

YOUR FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY? // National Portrait Gallery in London.

IF YOU OWNED A GALLERY WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT? //  “No words.”

IF YOU WERE NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? // Animating or character designing.

IF YOU WERE ONLY ALLOWED ONE MORE ROLL OF FILM TO SHOOT WHAT WOULD YOU PHOTOGRAPH? // This is hard, I’d shoot my friends doing what they love most.

WHAT PHOTOGRAPHY DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH? // Street or conceptual photography.

WHAT PIECE OF WORK HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE? // The black and white photo of a woman wearing a designer abaya. It was my first properly set up fashion shoot that was called on last minute.

PHOTOGRAPHY ASIDE, WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // People.

WHERE IS YOUR DREAM STUDIO LOCATION? // New York.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE JOURNEY AND DESTINATION? // Roadtrip through the East coast of the U.S.

IF YOU COULD OWN ANY PIECE OF PHOTOGRAPHY WHAT WOULD IT BE? // So. Many. But right now, I’d want to hang up Marion on bed by Christopher Anderson.

IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANY PHOTOGRAPHER ALIVE OR DEAD WHO WOULD IT BE? // Christopher Anderson.

YOU CAN SPEND A DAY WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING, WHO WOULD IT BE. DAVID BAILEY, ANNIE LEIBOVITZ, STEVE MCCURRY, MARTIN PARR, DON MCCULLIN, ANSEL ADAMS? // Annie Leibovitz.

WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // A snow globe from my last trip to Toronto.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION? // My great great grandfather’s pocket watch and World War 2 log.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // Don’t let others build the future you don’t want.

WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT? // Overthinking.

YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Lazy.

THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Overly centered and rude.

YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIES? // Back to the Future I & II and Baby Driver.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // So I just scanned my face to see what celebrity looks like me and they suggested Yara Shahidi but if I had to choose someone personality wise, Liza Koshy would be it.

FAVOURITE MUSIC // Alternative, indie, electronic & deep house.

LAST RECORD / DOWNLOAD YOU BOUGHT? // Ta-ku’s “Songs to Make Up to” album.

FAVOURITE BOOK? // The Girl on the Train.

LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // I’ve alway borrowed off my friends, so the last one I borrowed would be Gone Girl.

THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Slipping in the shower.

FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? // New York.

LEAST FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? // Turkey.

HOW DO YOU RELAX? // By listening to music and thinking.

BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach.

URBAN OR RURAL? // Urban.

CATS OR DOGS? // Dogs.

COFFEE OR TEA? // Coffee.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // My dad.

WHATS MAKES YOU CRY? // Seeing an animal die.

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