A concept created and developed by Jean Ghalo and Anthony Rahayel
A Photography Book by Anthony Rahayel
Today, a few cities can compete with Beirut’s reputation for elegance, sophistication and zeal for life that comes out exclusively at night. B. Lebanon captures all the magic in a one of a kind photography publication.
A world-class nightlife photography book B. Lebanon was launched with great success at the State of the Art gallery attended by society’s who’s who, the media and people who have long awaited to grab a copy of the to be or not to be book of the season.
Among the esteemed guests were artists, photographers and musicians as well as the members of the media who came to the State of the Art gallery, a contemporary gallery in the industrial city of Lebanon. Mesmerised by the details around them, guests discovered though image after image, the world of Lebanon by night.
The cozy gallery was covered with full blast photos showing Baalbeck in a mysterious way, Jietta Grotto lighting up in a magical cave, while fireworks, music, festivals, concerts, dancing and more are express the true spirit Lebanon carries from dusk to dawn.
For the first time ever, B. Lebanon is a book fully dedicated only to Lebanon’s nightlife. This unique publication is a compilation and a testament to the country’s vibrant spirit in brilliantly colorful and dazzling 512 pages.
In any season, the city’s nightlife is the constant pulse that keeps its people feeling alive. While other cities withdraw to sleep, Beirut prepares itself to shine out like a beacon in blazing colors, calling in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to partake in the festivities and share the magic from dusk till dawn.
This is the true face of Lebanon; Lebanon by night that has captured international attention – CNN describes it as a “world-class party zone”, while The Guardian, UK calls its nightlife “sophisticated.”
Anthony Rahayel, photographer behind B. Lebanon uncovers the night’s secrets in a series of over 700 unretouched photos. A dental surgeon by profession with an undeniable passion for photography, Anthony finds peace through his lens.
In a wealth of images taken over the years, Anthony found himself drawn to the power of the night, discovering its true beauty in every event, from festivals, shows and concerts to clubs, parties and more. Every image discovers the soul of the night and tells a story and takes us on a journey that allows us to relive the magical moments.
Jean Ghalo, advertising and marketing specialist and founder of BeirutNightlife.com, a number one digital media in Lebanon, combines his know-how with Anthony’s talent to produce B. Lebanon.
The book is a lasting souvenir for anyone who was part of the great times, and a window into the world’s most exquisite party scene for anyone who has yet to visit the country that never sleeps.