ARAMAN is an award-winning film director, creative director and photographer specializing in luxury still life photography, fashion photography, beauty photography, hair photography and jewellery photography in Dubai. He spends most of his time in Dubai, Cairo, Beirut and New York. A future-forward storyteller, his daringly passionate films and photographs take us on a journey through evolving traditional and digital landscapes.
ARAMAN graduated from the American University in Cairo with a major in Economics and a minor in Fine Arts, and later went on to study at the International Centre of Photography and School of Visual Arts in New York. Over the span of his career he has set the benchmark for creative photography in the Middle East and has been featured and awarded at the Noorderlicht Festival, the New York Photo Light Festival, the London Fashion Film Festival and the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival. In addition, he has won 12 creative awards from the UK, US, Canada and Australia, including winning at the highly prestigious IPA (International Photography Awards) and Lucie Awards.
He is the founder and owner of ASTUDIO, an award-winning 360 digital, creative and production agency in Dubai, whose clients include Piaget, Bulgari, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Swarovski, Cartier, L’Oréal Paris to name but a few.
ARAMAN’s unique understanding of both commerce and art enables a modern design thinking mentality. Trained as a painter, he views the screen like a blank canvas – a space of unlimited potential. Through the mastery of his distinct visual style, he searches for details that make the frame unique; for an invisible string, that connects all the elements together. His broader skills in business, technology and new innovations allow him to solve problems, share experiences, and build relationships of trust.