Rand El Merhi

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Name: Rand El Merhi

Age: 22

Profession: Graphics designer and photographer

Nationality: Palestinian Lebanese

Motto: We know what we are, but know not what we may be – William Shakespeare

 

  • Your most valued possession? My laptop, it is attached to me.

 

  • Where we can find you most? Any place that has a calm atmosphere, or at my studio.

 

  • One thing you cannot live without? CAFFEINE!

 

  • Who inspires you the most? People in general, I find inspiration in everyone around me whether I know them or not.

 

  • Five things you need for survival? Caffeine, laptop, camera, phone and my wallet. Basically the items I have on me all the time!

 

  • Car you would like to own? It used to be the Mercedes S Class Coupe, but now it’s the new Mercedes AMG GTS. I’m in love with it!

 

  • Your idea of peace? The beach and a hammock. Swimming when the sun is up and bonfire while watching the starts at night.

 

  • Your goal in life? Tobecome a well-known designer and photographer, as well as to open my own events company.

 

  • Items you keep on buying even though you have plenty of them? Nail polish: I am trying to collect every shade of every colour. And art supplies: I can’t get enough of them

 

  • Craziest thing you have ever done? Went on a camping trip to a remote area and disconnected totally from the world.

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  • An early memory? Manually developing my first film and printing the images in a dark room.

 

  • If your life were a book, what would it be called…? Disastrous Rollercoaster

 

  • If you could wake up tomorrow in someone else’s body, it would be…? Beyonce!

 

  • Music you would want played at your funeral? Bryan Adams/Celine Dion.

 

  • Current Last SONG syndrome (LSS)? Cheerleader by OMI.

 

  • Favourite hangout? Anywhere outdoors with Friends.

 

  • If today were your last day- where would you rush to go? The beach!

 

  • Idea of a perfect weekend? A relaxing day with family and a fun day with friends.

 

  • Recent place you travelled to…? Lebanon with the family to visit my relatives and my hometown.

 

  • If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? For appetizer: dynamite shrimp from P.F.Chang, Mushroom Miso soup from Sumo, and Cucumber Crab salad from Scuzzi. For the main dish: Sushi and more sushi from both Sumo and Scuzzi, burgers from Elevation Burger and Teppinyaki from Samurai.

 

  • And dessert…? Everything off the menu of Dip and Dip, and every kind of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory.

 

Photography by Angeli Castillo

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