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.
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
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.
I remember in 2005 when I was taking a language class in Malta, on a boat trip I met my first French people. In Russia, we always had this idea of French people being romantic and classy, from the movies we watched and the books we read, but those were of course just some random […]Read More What’s Wrong With The French People?
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.