The opportunity to visit Saudi Arabia again didn’t wait too long to present itself as I was asked to do the coverage for the Saudi Maritime Congress in Dammam. Haven’t yet visited the Eastern Province, so of course, I was happy to use this opportunity to discover another region of KSA, making it my 4th […]Read More Dammam, Khobar, Dhahran, ITHRA and Saudi Maritime Congress.
There was a storm starting up in the mountains when we were leaving the Asiri Flower Men Camp site, the skies were getting dark and the lightning was flashing at regular intervals… We decided go to the souq Thalatha (or Thuluth), the Tuesday market even though it was Saturday to get some souvenirs and just […]Read More Last Day in Abha – The Souq, The Art, The Police Station.
In Saudi Arabia’s Asir province, male members of the Qahtani (or in some other variants Tihama) tribe are known as ‘Flower Men’ for their intricately-made floral headpieces. The flower crowns of marigold, sage and basil are worn to enhance both beauty and health, as it is believed to help with headaches or sinus problems. You have already […]Read More The Flower Men Of Asir
Day three started for me dancing in my room to Yasalam Ya Dubai song, yes I know, it’s bad, but the excitement was hard to beat. In between I took some pictures of the Saudis passing by my window, unbeknownst to them of course… Had breakfast in the breakfast hall with the gang, Mohammed said […]Read More Not Finding Any Snakes in Village Bahi Asir Al Jahma, Abha Adventures – Day 3.
My second day in Abha I would like to start with the introduction to the “marvelous” hotel where we all resided for the 3 nights – the place called Azd hotel… generally it was fine, except for some random things like I couldn’t really easily open the door of my room because it was massively […]Read More Dancing To Asiri Flute With the Views of Rijal Almaa – Abha Adventures, Day 2.
Seems I can’t stay away from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for too long, so following my earlier adventures to Riyadh and Taif this year, I found out that Tamashee was organizing a trip South this time – Asir Region – and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. In March, I had to take a […]Read More Are You Seriously Going To Asir? Abha Adventures, Day 1.
Thanks to the genius French man Louis Daguerre who invented the ‘daguerreotype’ which was the world’s first-ever photographic process, we get to celebrate the World Photography Day today. Allegedly on August 19, 1839, the French government purchased the patent for the device and declared the invention of the daguerreotype as a gift to the world […]Read More World Photography Day
There’s no secret that most of us are frustrated with Instagram these days. Not only it stopped supporting photographers, but it actually seems that the only demographics it is interested in supporting is advertisers. It is a free platform for users, so you actually sell your soul and your eyeballs to people who paid this […]Read More You Can’t Glue Back Together The Broken Pieces Of Instagram, But You Can Have A Full Glass Of Wonderful Photography
Yesterday I had a chance to participate in C&C Collective Studio shoot lead by Nico Sander, a guy who makes people dance for photos, supported by the one and only St. Keeler, the going away to study Jingyuan and another talented person who likes to stay in the shadows. Maria, our super gifted dancer, model […]Read More Dancing With Ghosts