Thursday, November 16, 2006

The boys from Wadi Rum

I was in wadi rum this past week for a photo gig, while taking a break i spoted this group of young guys, asked if i may make a frame, they all said ok, they laughed for a moment when they saw the camera that was with me. They asked me if it was my gradfather's. What i was carrying was a medium format camera, i was looking at them through the waist level finder, it takes some time to get used to since everything is floped, plus seeing things in the square format also takes some time to get used to.

Enough of me talking, here is the picture.

Hasselblad 503cw
150mm f/4
Kodak tri-x

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Three frames from a friday downtown

Early morning last friday i headed downtown with a belgian tv crew that were shooting a documentary about the middle east. I was the local fixer in Jordan for the days they were in town and it was a very pleasant experience. Plus the show presenter, Jan Leyers
is one of Belgium's most famous singers. As always, armed with my camera and a roll of ilford film, i captured a number of moments that stood out that day. Here are three of them.

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

T'was the night before Eid

I am behind with my pictures, i have about 500 frames to go through, edit, organize and do my selects. Thought i'd share a series of pictures from the last night of ramadan in downtown Amman. The streets were crowded, a jolly feel was in the air, but 2 fights broke out, and i saw the police arrest someone in a very filmic and action filled way. Yet i made a couple of frames with my film camera and a couple with the digital, i really don't like carrying my digital downtown anymore, i feel much more comfortable shooting with my small rangefinder on the street.












...and finally, the sunrise of Eid.


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