Tuesday, October 30, 2007

From Idol to Friend

There are piles and piles of pictures that i need to post, but today i am going to first write about one of my favorite photographers, Chris Weeks, who has gone from being someone who has changed everything i do photographically to a really good friend. After being influenced by his work, i sent him an email, and we decided to meet while I was in L.A , so we had our first hanging out/shoot in Venice beach. Last night me and Chris hung out at our local lil' Arabia. He's off to Europe and I am off to the Middle East very soon.
Chris is doing great things on Uber.
You can also check his blog here.
Uber is going to be one of the next big things online. Here are some pictures i have made while hanging out with chris.

All pictures except first one is shot with a Leica M6.

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Monday, October 29, 2007

David Alan Harvey

David Alan Harvey at his home in NYC.
David Alan Harvey is one of the world best known photographers. His work has been inspirational in many ways, but one of the things that has made him special is his interaction with photographers worldwide through his workshops (which are held in his home) and his blogs. He some how finds time to maintain 4 different blogs. David was kind enough to let me into his house when i was in NYC and we had a wonderful conversation. I made this picture just before i left.

Here are the links to his blogs which are worth a visit:

- Road trip

- Student work/Workshops

- Work in progress

- Family/ Friends

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Friday, October 26, 2007

New York , New York

I have a special relationship with New York. I have yet to spend more than a couple of days in this crazy city and get to explore it more. New York is such a brilliant place to make street photos. There are so many people that no one notices you making pictures. I leave with you with a number of pictures I made on my last two trips to NYC.

All pictures made with a Leica M6, 35mm f/2 Summicron.

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Yazan Al-Rousan

Recently when I was back in Amman for a very short period of time, I got the chance to attend a performance by one of my favorite local artists, Yazan Al-Rousan. His first album Telfizion, is worth buying and listening to. Here is a frame I made at the performance.

Shot with a Leica M6, 35mm f/2 Summicron

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Pictures from Ghor Feifa

Its early morning on Saturday, I have had only two hours of sleep the night before and I agree to head down to the South of Jordan to an area called Ghor Feifa, in the Jordan valley.
There was a charity mission heading down there and I tagged along and made some pictures. The feeling I had throughout the day was that I wasn't in Jordan , but this was closer to what the image of Africa is to us. I'll let the images do the talking.

All images shot on a Canon 20D, 24-70mm f/2.8 L , B&W conversion in Lightroom.

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