2020 in Retrospect Pt.2 – Your Year is What you Make it to Be.

Went to see the Tashkeel’s Covid Conversations exhibition today, which from the first glance can be described as the show about gloves and masks, as a lot of people drew inspiration for their art from these elements that populated our lives this year, but only until you start looking closely – the narratives are about loss, anger, frustration, pain, hope, and the way of coping. … Continue reading 2020 in Retrospect Pt.2 – Your Year is What you Make it to Be.

Do You Know The Difference Between a Pebble and a Cobble? Buhais Geological Park, Sharjah.

Hello, my dear friends. Those of you, who reside in the desert like me, are on a home-run towards the end of summer (or at least we sure hope so). Despite corona-related regulations and precautions, we want to go out, really out, to the desert, to the mountains, to the sea-side… but it is still <+40 C, so we must wait. However, this past weekend … Continue reading Do You Know The Difference Between a Pebble and a Cobble? Buhais Geological Park, Sharjah.

Through a Magnifying Glass – A Photowalk In Al Ras

Hello and welcome to my blog! Whether you have been here before, or it’s your first time, don’t get scared – no politics, only a glimpse into what used to be called “the real world” through my camera. Recently, the Government of the UAE decided to close off the Al Ras district of Dubai for disinfection, and medical check-up due to the fact that population … Continue reading Through a Magnifying Glass – A Photowalk In Al Ras

Art Is Not What You See, But What You Make Others See.

So the day has come, the doors of the gallery exhibiting my work are open, and for the first time I got to stand beside my photos and hear what people actually got to say about it. I must say, it is a very different feeling than reading Instagram comments.  It is not the first time that my work is being exhibited, but it is … Continue reading Art Is Not What You See, But What You Make Others See.

Crossing the Bridge to Tolerance.

2019 is a year of Tolerance in the UAE. It is a wonderful initiative started by our government in order to bring us closer together, in the end we are more than 200 nationalities living in this country. Today I happened to pass by the Tolerance bridge, a beautiful construction that holds Dubai together because a few years back a new canal appeared within the … Continue reading Crossing the Bridge to Tolerance.

What You Should Consider Before Going on a Photo Mission to the Desert.

Hello dear curious friend, tell me, are you fascinated by the desert? It is a place full of wonders, and obviously sand. But people who think that there is nothing in the desert couldn’t be more wrong. Recently my wonderful relationship with Gulf Photo Plus brought me to an opportunity to teach a class in landscape photography to someone who is not from here and … Continue reading What You Should Consider Before Going on a Photo Mission to the Desert.

Would You Like to Walk on the Biggest Carpet in the World?

Hello friends! Some of you might be sad for summer to have finished, some of you live in the other hemisphere and you have the winter to finally come to an end… and some of you probably live in places where there are no real seasons, so all of this doesn’t make much sense to you. I had a friend visiting Dubai on her way … Continue reading Would You Like to Walk on the Biggest Carpet in the World?

How I got Stuck in the Sand for the Love of Photography

Hello world, The long week of religious holidays in Dubai is finally coming to an end. Normally, my wonderlust would send me exploring far away countries and cities, but this year I was stuck in the limbo of not getting the resident visa, so I could not travel. I decided not to be sad about this fact, as it gave me an opportunity to explore … Continue reading How I got Stuck in the Sand for the Love of Photography