Eli Rezkallah

Indonesia Tatler - - Life -

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.

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