Creative maverick Eli Rezkallah is the groundbreaking artist and photographer behind Plastik, a playful, provocative and often controversial art and fashion magazine that has shaken up the Lebanese media industry. The 30-year-old Beiruti launched the outlandish, oversized title in 2009 when he was only 21 and the following year won Best Publication in the Middle East at the Dubai International Printing Awards. In 2016, the rest of the world tuned in when Plastik’s daring cover photo of Miley Cyrus went viral. The singer-songwriter was shot naked wearing only a dessert-themed eye patch and nipple covers. The genius of Eli, a master of visual storytelling, lies in his ability to lace glossy, hyper-real photo essays with darker socio-political messages. Here he recommends his favourite places to eat in Beirut.