Our Through the Lens interviews offer a never-before-seen view of our favorite communities. This time we look Through the Lens with Batool Al Daawi as she captures the vibrant and magical city of Cairo.
Cairo-born Batool Al Daawi has lived in Syria and New York, but she calls Cairo home. It’s where her creative agency, Blow Creative Studio, is based and where she shoots fashion and celebrity photographs, as well as scenes of her city and its surrounding community.
Fresh from a photography shoot at the Sheraton, Batool shared her thoughts on the property in Cairo, the city’s inhabitants and its particular brand of magic.
What’s stands out to you about the Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino?
I used to go to the Sheraton when I was a kid, and my parents had all these old black-and-white pictures from over 30 years ago. I still have them. It always meant something, I think, for people here in Egypt — a lot of people would remember it. The Sheraton kind of has its own meaning for people who grew up in Cairo.