I recently had the chance to photograph the founder of XVA Gallery and Art Hotel, Mona Hauser, here in Dubai. The shoot was for Alef Magazine's second issue. The magazine had done an interview with Mona earlier and sent me up to get some profile shots and a few shots of the gallery and hotel space which is in the rather amazing Bastikya area next to Dubai Creek.
 
Mona was really great to shoot, a very strong minded, determined person, you instantly could sense her passion and dedication to what she has established here in Dubai. And for someone so busy was very generous with her time which allowed me to get some great relaxed shots of her at work.