The legend goes that you’d come to Dubai, the city of eternal sunshine and endless possibilities according to some, the city of sin and people living in a bubble according to others, for 2 or 3 years, and then you move on somewhere else. In May 2012 I quit my job as a senior tender […]Read More 10 Years in Dubai – A Retrospect.
Is there a secret to be a successful individual? Well, judging by the number of motivational books one can find in the book stores, there are definitely a few things to be learned. So what is the number one rule of success for a photographer? Let’s see. Always have your camera ready I guess it […]Read More You Want To Be A Successful Photograper? Here is 5 Tips to Keep in Mind.
Very few individuals feel confident photographing other people right away at the beginning of their journey. When you shoot a building and it doesn’t come out as it expected unlikely the building is going to tell you: “Delete! I look ugly!”… however, the security guy might tell you to delete it for other reasons. So […]Read More I Shoot People… Or How To Ask a Stranger to Pose for a Portrait.
“Welcome to EXPO, thanks for coming” – was the first words I heard when I stepped into the world of connecting minds and creating the future together on October 6, 2021 and I knew right there and then that I was going to return here plenty more times. I remember the day when Dubai had […]Read More This is Our Time – EXPO 2020 Dubai.
I have been dreaming of going to Taif since 2019, to smell the roses, to roam in the mountains, to see how the perfumes are made first hand, and of course to visit Saudi Arabia finally. But it was not meant to be as in 2019 the tourist visa only unrolled in the end of […]Read More Guns and Roses in Taif, Saudi Arabia
In Russia, we say that the way you will spend the New Year’s night will be the way that you spend your whole year so you should weigh your options wisely before deciding on your plans. The 1st of January 2021 I spent running from one dune to another in the Dubai desert, trying to […]Read More Stormy Beginnings.
Burnout is real. Whether you have so much work to do, that you can’t even think of lifting the camera to take some photos for yourself, or you don’t have any work which leaves you uninspired and feeling useless, in the end, there is rarely any balance in photographer’s life. Starting from times when the […]Read More Would You still Turn Up if You Are Battling with Burnout?
Happy Thursday and another fog day in the Emirates of the Arab Union. There is indeed a feeling hard to describe when you wake up upon the cloud of fog, stretching as far as the eye could see, and if you are lucky enough to be living higher than the average dweller of our planet, […]Read More 11 Spectacular Moments of Fog in Dubai Through My Lens
Today was supposed to be the day when I was to make the 2021 a better year than 2020 by doing our first dosage of a Covid-19 vaccine, but the UAE government decided to postpone it prioritizing on the people with chronic disease and elderly citizens. I gladly would give up my turn to receive […]Read More As Long As You Are Alive Anything Is Possible