Amani AlShaali is an Emirati conceptual and portrait photographer. She developed a passion for photography at a very young age, and through photography discovered her love for editing and photo-manipulation. At 19, Amani was diagnosed with major depression. 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 exists in her mind, and found healing in translating the darkness that lives inside her into pieces of art. In 2018, Amani got married to photographer Issa AlKindy, and together in 2021 they launched Luminary Studio.