Middle East
Dubai, U.A.E., 2014

Mar 16th

2014

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Two Days in Dubai

I just got back from a very enjoyable couple of days in Dubai, where the annual Gulf Photo Plus photography festival was in full swing. I was in the Business Bay area, walking along the side of a major road which initially looked fairly uninteresting when an image began to take shape in my mind based on the scene in front of me. It took me a while to find the right framing, and involved cropping the image to a square format to align what I could see through the viewfinder with what I could see in my mind's eye, but I eventually found the framing which had tugged at my subconscious and caused me to slow to a halt and break out the camera. I then realised that what I really needed was a yellow vehicle to pass by to echo the colour of the yellow lines on the left side of the image. So I staked out this spot for around twenty minutes waiting for a yellow vehicle to come by. A couple of times I saw a yellow vehicle approaching, but by the time it actually reached me, my view of it was partially blocked by other traffic. Eventually I got lucky: an an unobstructed view of an approaching yellow van. More after the jump...

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Nov 19th

2013

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A Weekend in Dubai

I’m on my way home from Dubai tonight where I spent the last couple of days with the talented crew of photographers teaching at the Gulf Photo Plus FotoWeekend, including David Nightingale, Bobbi Lane and Bert Stephani, together with Dubai-based commercial photographers Issa Alkindy and Catalin Marin. It’s a great time of year to be […]

Storm Over Dubai

Dec 1st

2012

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Storm Over Dubai

I arrived back in Dubai late this morning after a night flight from London, having flown from Copenhagen to London yesterday afternoon.  After a couple of hours sleep, I flung back the curtains in my hotel room (well, actually they were electrically operated, but you get the idea), to see an unfamiliar sight: Dubai under […]

Sand dunes in the Arabian Desert, U.A.E.

Nov 29th

2012

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A Day in the Arabian Desert

Earlier this month, I flew out to Dubai to meet up with friend and photographer David Nightingale who runs the highly regarded photography training and photoblog website at www.chromasia.com.  Together with two of the guys from Gulf Photo Plus, Michael and Simran, and Dubai-based Omani commercial photographer Issa AlKindy, we headed into the Arabian Desert. […]

Business Bay and the Burj Khalifa - Dubai

Oct 9th

2012

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Postcards from Dubai

I spent a fantastic afternoon and evening in Dubai today together with local commercial photographer Catalin Marin. Catalin took me to a great spot for photographing the stunning skyline of Dubai, high up on the roof of a building in Dubai’s Business Bay with great views in all directions. We arrived on the roof around 3.30 […]

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