Pic(k) of the week 3: DHOW BUILDING, Dubai

In the first week of the new year, I headed out to the Dhow building site opposite Festival city in Dubai. Somebody from the US interested in my photography, inspired me to document the centuries old heritage of building wooden cargo ships. In the region...

Pic(k) of the week 2: Playing games at Khlong Toei market

First time I heard about Thai photographer, Rammy Narula, was through French Street Photographer Valerie Jardin. Both Ramy and myself appeared on her popular podcast "Streets of the World"; to check out the one about Bangkok click here, while my talk about Dubai can be found here. Valerie...

BEST 3 ARCHITECTURAL – AVIATION – TRAVEL – STREET PHOTOS of 2016

As a yearly tradition I will try and identify my best 3 Architectural, Aviation and Travel images for 2016; the three categories of photography I'm been known for.However 2016 is also the year, where I started shooting more and more Street Photography; I therefore decided to...

KUSHTI, The Art of wrestling – Dubai

Every Friday before sunset, a few hundred spectators gather around a small obscure dirt field, close to the Hyatt Recency hotel to watch a traditional Indian-Pakistani wrestling competition called Kushti. Now going back more than 3000 years, Kushti fighters from India, Pakistan and Iran have traditionally been sticking strictly...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Wishing all of my blogreaders HAPPY HOLIDAYS. For the ones celebrating; Merry Christmas! For all of you, may 2017 bring you good health, joy and happiness! As an official Fujifilm X-Photographer, 2016 has been another exciting year for Fujifilm; for me the most exciting was undoubtedly attending the 5th anniversary of the...

Pic(k) of the week 51: Cloudy skies over the Meydan bridge

Most of you probably figured out that I have a weak spot for bridges in my Architectural work. Although I normally try to balance my Pic(k) of the week with different topics, after last weeks "Dubai Canal bridge"posts, I'll be a repeat offender this week! One...

Pic(k) of the week 49: AFRICA MEETS PAKISTAN, Dubai

Over the years, Street Photography has taken a much larger role in my personal photography. There is no question that the Fujifilm cameras I've been using since November 2012, are definitively responsible for that! Since Fujifilm announced the new 23mm f2 lens a few months ago, it has quickly taken...

Pic(k) of the week 47: SUPERMOON RISE OVER DUBAI

Yesterday was "Supermoon" night; a relative new word for a moon which is brighter and larger than normal. Last nights full Supermoon was 14% larger and 30% brighter than a "standard" full moon; something that hadn't occurred to the same scale since 1948 and for which we...