Barjeel Art Foundation has announced the launch of its video, "Sharjah Time-lapse 2014". It will be launched on the Barjeel official website on the 8th September, followed by other social media networks. Shot in a number of locations, the video highlights both new and old scenes in the city of Sharjah, including the Al Majaz Waterfront, the historic Central Souq, the busy streets of Rola, and many other memorable areas of the city.
This is the first commissioned time-lapse photography project of its kind in the emirate. It highlights Sharjah as a destination to the world in celebration of it being the Islamic Culture Capital of 2014.
Photographer Eric Hines was invited by Barjeel Art Foundation to fly in from the U.S. and work on the production. While Eric has worked on a number of similar projects before, this was his first in the Middle East. Earlier preparation work and site research was done with assistance from Gulf Photo Plus. The music track, ‘Fayrouz', which accompanies the video, was composed by renowned composer and musician, Marwan Anwer, exclusively for the project.
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, the founder of Barjeel Art Foundation, said, "It is my hope that this venture further highlights Sharjah as a destination worth visiting for its unique combination of history, culture, museums and above all, its people. It is a truly unique location and a visit to the U.A.E. is certainly incomplete without it." Barjeel Art Foundation is an independent, United Arab Emirates-based initiative established to manage, preserve and exhibit the personal art collection of Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi. The foundation's guiding principle is to contribute to the intellectual development of the art scene in the Arab region by building a prominent, publicly accessible art collection in the U.A.E.