Using a model, a Bahraini good looking young man, this shooting would be materials for their printed destination collaterals. The agency was Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the biggest advertising (and marketing) agency in Bahrain, and of course in several countries, including the US, France countries in the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
When I asked the photographer why they didn’t use female model as well, he said “If I could find a Bahraini lady, I’d love to.”
“It must be?” I wondered.
“Must be Bahraini and you know, it is not easy to find,” he replied.
What is the big deal? As long as a beautiful lady, Arabic or Mediterranean looking face, there are lot out there… They can get Moroccan, Lebanese, Egyptian, Kuwaiti or any other GCC nationals. I even have three agencies who can easily supply the model.
“Gimme a Bahraini, I’ll shoot her,” he smiled at me.
I couldn’t reply. He’s right, I have never met a Bahraini female photo model.
Just imagined, I found one, giving me some vibrant moves in front of camera, on the beach, wearing bikini, and she’s Bahraini.