Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Tearsheet

M (Weekend magazine of the National) ran this story I shot some time ago about spices. They opened with a portrait of a spice merchant in Dubai's spice souq. I shot this and some other portraits ona Saturday, when the souq was packed with tourists! I carried my camera with 24-70 lens and a couple of speedlights and a small stands. I also used the HonlPhoto snoot on the speedlight. For some of the portraits, the writer, Jemma Nicholls was kind enough to be a VAL (voice activated lightstand!) I was able to use a stand in this particular shot. Some images from the shoot below.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Award of Excellence!

Clint and Kristine, the amazing photo editors over at the National M Magazine in Abu Dhabi just mailed over a certificate from the Society for News Design. A cover story I shot last year for the M magazine was entered in SND's Annual Creative Competition and it won an award of excellence in the Photography/Single Photos Portrait category! I am very excited and a big thanks to Clint Mclean and Kristine Bacharach at the National for all the wonderful assignments!!

Check out the slideshow of images from the shoot with Desert Heat!

Point Counter Point

Here are a couple of images from the Point Counter Point project that we presented last night at Slidefest II.. Jamal Iqbal and I are working on this project as a collaboration between a writer (Jamal) and a photographer (me!).. In Jamal's words,

A photographer has a conversation with a writer. He shoots a point. The writer pens a counter.

In turn, the writer types out his point. The photographer captures a counter.

Their theme – Transience.

Their Canvas – Dubai.

All in all a great evening at Slidefest II.. I particularly enjoyed the presentations by Matilde Gattoni, Lamya Gargash, Mike McKelvie and Nadine Kanso.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Slidefest II

A bunch of Dubai photographers are getting together to present personal projects at Slidefest. Organised by Dubai photoguru Mohamed Somji, it promises to be a fun and enlightening evening of fantastic photography.

I am showing a project that was conceived and created with local ad guru, actor, writer, poet and god knows what else, Jamal Iqbal. We call it Point Counter Point.

Come on out on and see what us Doobai photographers have been upto.

Slidefest II will be held at the Knowledge Village Auditorium on May 19, 2010 at 7:30pm.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Seen in Dubai today

Al Jaffilia

New Tearsheets!

So the first tearsheets are a little late.. this appeared in the National M magazine a couple of weeks ago, April 24 to be precise. I shot a little story at the wonderful British Institute of Learning Development.

Read the entire story about this wonderful learning center HERE

Next up is a story I shot for an American architecural journal called Metropolis. I photographed assistant architecture professor at the American University of Sharjah, Ginger Dosier who has discovered a new way of creating eco friendly building bricks using desert sand, calcium chloride and urea.

Some images from both shoots..