Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dubai Portrait Project - Evgenia

I started a project a while ago.. actually quite a while ago. I am currently calling the Dubai Portrait Project, until I think of a proper title for it.

To be quite honest, its been very slow going and I really need to jump back on it and start producing more work for it.

Its a very simple project that involves photographing random people that respond to my classified postings on Dubai websites. The point is to photograph them in 'their' spaces.

If you ask me why... I am just curious.. and I am curious about how and why people live in Dubai.

I met Evgenia... say hello :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shoot at the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

Dr. Mohammad Miftah
Last month I was commissioned yet again by the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards and friend, neighbour and inspirator, Mahmoud Kaabour  to shoot portraits of the winners of the awards.

Afaf Tabbalah
I have always loved photographing portraits of the winning authors and publishers. The brief has always been to produce simple, expressive portraits of the winners using simple lighting on a seamless background. The consistency of lighting and setting really pushes me to capture the individuality of each of these wonderful people and to create a rapport, as brief as it might be, with the subject. 

I was also able to try out a new lighting technique too! It seems to have worked well without taking away from the simplicity of the portraits.

I feel so thankful to the subjects for leaving a little piece of themselves in these images. 
Prof. Xhong Jikun
Dr. Abdel Raouf Sinno with his wife