Bored with the glossy, PR-laden travel magazines that dominated the newsstands in Dubai in 2012, I decided to set up my own. The idea was to focus on the granular, rather than the glossy, and on stories rather than on things to see and do. I hired local writers, took all the photographs on my phone and designed the magazine myself.
The first issue focused on Dubai and after it sold out I decided to publish another one. This fell foul of the censors however, and after losing all my advertising, I set up a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the printing.
The final We Are Here focused on Kathmandu. There may well be another We Are Here in the future, so watch this space.