04 Apr Pic(k) of the week 14: URBAN BEATS AT THE BEACH – 24 HOUR PROJECT DUBAI

Source: Bjorn Moerman

For me and for a lot of other fellow Street Photographers, April 1st was a day to remember. It was this time of the year when close to 4000 photographers documented Human life in more than 800 cities around the globe, all for a good cause; creating awareness for refugees all over the world and more specifically for @LesvosSolidarity in Greece. More info can be found in a blogpost of mine from last month; click here for more.

I can proudly say that I’ve successfully completed the 24 hour project challenge beside 7 other Dubai photographers. Another 16 participated for part of the event with some of them coming very close to meeting the complete challenge, often being just a few images short.

The image below was shot on a hot (37C) afternoon, after I had been shooting for about 17 hours. The scene is part of the “Urban Beats at The Beach” event; a free 3 day event bringing Xtreme sports, DJ spins and Graffiti artists together at the Dubai Marina beach.

Image details:Fujifilm X_T2 with the XF23mm f2 lensISO 400, f8, 1/1500sLightroom CC to develop RAW file using the Classic Chrome camera profile

Lately I been inspired a lot by the work of Magnum Street Photographer Alex Webb; who is often known to frame images in different layers; allowing the viewer to stay in the image and discover new things in the process. I hope the image above provides you with a similar viewing experience!

The 24 hour project has been challenging but also very rewarding! It is undoubtedly one of the more demanding things I’ve done photographically speaking….

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