Amani AlShaali is an Emirati conceptual and portrait photographer. She developed a passion for photography at the age of thirteen, and through photography she discovered her love for editing and photo-manipulation. At 19, Amani was diagnosed with major depression and PDD. She graduated from university with a bachelor’s in interior design and worked as an interior designer while dealing with her depression by creating conceptual images. She portrayed herself in worlds that only exist in her mind, and found healing in translating the darkness that lives inside her into pieces of art. Now, Amani also shoots family portraits, personal branding portraits, and engagements while still creating conceptual imagery.
Amani and her husband, Issa AlKindy, are the founders of Luminary Studio.