Ahlan wa Sahlan or welcome to my blog, today I would like to show you a few photos from the last photo walk we took with the Analogue photography group through the streets of Satwa on a lovely Friday morning, despite all the corona precautions.
We met by a beautiful mosque called “The Big Mosque”, which was unfortunately closed at the moment due to the precautions set by the Government (we already have our Friday prayer time shortened to 10 minutes only, reported to be 8 minutes on some occasions). Nevertheless, I shot some reflections and shadows through the closed gates.
In front of us, there were some people waiting for a bus, and some people seemingly having orientations for their new job assignment, so I shot them too while waiting for everyone to gather for the photo walk to begin.
Then we walked off the most populated street of Satwa, so we had a chance to slow down and look at the shops, salons, restaurants, balconies, doors and whatnot on our way around…
All while the photo walk organizer Christopher was casually shooting photos on the camera that came straight from the century before the previous century, an excellent choice for street photography, isn’t it?
Some random piece of greenery that is hard to imagine be growing in the middle of a buzzing city like Dxb… by the way, I also found people growing tomatoes and herbs.
I enjoyed looking at details of the houses, doors, passways, and random non-parking signs… as I always do. Our task that day was to shoot cats, but there weren’t many out.
Actually, apart from my Fujifilm camera, I brought two analogue cameras with me, which both turned out to have flat batteries in them. I should take them out more often, but since I was in between film photographers, they provided me with the essential batteries and tools… the photos of those rolls are yet to be developed.
This is my friend Fatima, she is an Emirati woman working for DP World.
The bicycle people always are a part of this community.
Also, a few photos that I shot on my phone (all of the above were shot on a Fujifilm camera).
and a bit of randomness to round it up
Thanks for having a look, kitty cats.
Stay safe and don’t forget to wash your hands.
5 thoughts on “Satwa Photowalk – In Search for Cats.”
Beautiful collection. Totally unique culture and life style. How was the outcome of that century old camera. Would love to see the results if available.
I am looking forward to seeing the results myself, hope to be developed soon.
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You captured the flavour of the day very well. Very interesting article.
Thank you for taking time to read and look, dear Saeed!