Opus is delighted to announce the multi-award winning team who will produce Burj Khalifa Opus, the definitive account charting the creation of the tallest building on the planet – the iconic Burj Khalifa, in the United Arab Emirates.
Michael Tierney, who has twice been named Feature Writer of the Year at the prestigious British Press Awards , amongst a host of other prizes, has joined the project as editor. Multi-award winning picture editor, Elaine Livingstone, will edit all aspects of the unique photography, including epic and never-before-seen images that are the hallmark of all Opus productions. Unicef and Getty prize winning photographer, David Gillanders will showcase his unique work across Burj Khalifa Opus, and a host of other Opus projects.
Tierney, a recent contributor to Celtic Opus, said of his role: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this incredible project and look forward to working with such an incredible team, both in the UK, Dubai and beyond. I have known Elaine for a number of years and cannot imagine working with a finer picture editor. Likewise David, who’s wonderful work really does speak for itself.’
Livingstone added ‘ This is a dream project for a picture editor. I am delighted to come on board with Opus and to be part of this epic and history making publication. It is wonderful to work with true talent such as Michael and David’s, as well as the existing Opus team, whose work I have long admired. It is also a great opportunity to discover new talent and contributors to bring to the Opus stable.’
Gillanders who has enjoyed many successes in his career, and was also a contributor on the Celtic Opus, expressed his delight at the continuing relationship, ‘ The access afforded to a photographer working on an Opus publication is staggering. It is also hugely rewarding to see ones work reproduced in such a formidable format. I look forward to the amazing opportunities working across the Opus titles will bring and the experiences I will encounter. I feel very privileged to have been given this opportunity.’
Burj Khalifa stands at over 700 metres tall and is at the heart of project developer Emaar’s flagship project – Downtown Burj Khalifa. An architectural accomplishment and a testimony of human achievement, Burj Khalifa’s development ethos is unparalleled.