When we moved to Dubai in 2010, we read a lot about this fascinating country’s history. And spent a lot of time doing administration in public offices which all have pictures of the Sheikhs on the wall. I decided we needed a Sheikh picture in our home. It seemed right to have a picture of Sheikh Zayed – Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – not only because he was the principal driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates but also because you can find some great 70s pictures of him. I found this one online and even though it is very low res, I kinda liked the fact it would be a bit pixelated when printed large on a canvas: modern but old fashioned. Seemed like the perfect fit!