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.