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Seychelles Wedding

October 10th, 2012

I seem to be shooting a fair few weddings of late. 🙂

One such wedding took place on the beautiful island of La Digue, Seychelles. A place that is as close to paradise as there can be.

It was the wedding of a dear friend and wonderfully talented photographer Diane Aftimos (check out her work here). The wedding was a small and intimate (we were no more than 20 people attending) fairy tale affair. I was very privileged to have attended, and doubly so to have been asked to photograph it.

Here are a few shots from this extraordinary heart-warming wedding:

Confetti were flying everywhere when I took this shot.

The massive granitic boulders which are scattered along the beaches make for some extraordinary settings, especially with the warm light of the setting sun and the dramatic crashing of the waves on the rocks.

More coming soon!

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Gone Pro

September 27th, 2009

So, I found out recently that a friend of mine whom I haven’t had the chance to speak to in ages has recently converted and chosen to follow the mad path that is freelance photography.

Rita has put a lot of time and effort into honing her craft – and it shows.

It’s quirky, smart, trendy and brims over with life. If you’re interested in cool portraits, great urban and location photography, and some fab shots of goods and goodies then check out her website here.

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Through His Lens

September 7th, 2009

Today I’d like to introduce you to a good friend of mine and his work. Ghassan Mikati is a travel photographer par excellence.

He has a great eye and a facility for taking small, simple, everyday things and making them look special and beautiful. This all means that he’s come back with awe-inspiring shots from plenty of extraordinary and exotic locales. Even those cities and places which may be familiar to you appear different and fresh, as though another side to them comes out when seen through his lens.

Gus’s photography is all the more impressive when you know that he tends to work mostly with film cameras, as opposed to digital ones – specifically the excellent Nikon F100 and Nikon FM-3A.

So if you’re interested in some very warm and honest portraits, great urban and location photography, and otherwise absolutely fab shots – check out his website here.

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Kidnapped

August 25th, 2009

Capoeira Boys

Among the most memorable events of my last trip to Beirut took place late one night, as I was making my way to the after-party to a friend’s engagement:

I was kidnapped.

It happened just a few meters away from the entrance to White and the culprit was a blonde and blue-eyed lass named Ieva, who proceeded to speed away in a red Subaru.

Stairs

The purpose?

Her latest assignment: shooting a fast food joint in Beirut’s Hamra district for Aishti’s Gossip Magazine.

Ieva is a freelance photographer and, in her spare time, a budding architect.

What you see here are a few great shots from her very impressive portfolio.Coffee

I accompanied my friend on her shoot – taking over various roles including those of a rather lazy assistant, a questionable bodyguard, general obstruction, subject, and even stand-up comedian.

The people at the fast food joint were super friendly and helpful, and the shoot was tremendous fun.Water Play

The outcome of the shoot should be available for your viewing pleasure in the next issue of Gossip Magazine (I might even be featured in it!).

Until then, check out more of Ieva’s photos here and on Facebook here.

Also, check out her coverage of the Patrouille des Cedres in Lebanon here.

If you can’t open the Facebook link and have a Facebook account, look for the group called “photo IS”.

Bubbles

On another note, look out for some more pictures by me to be posted in the next few days.

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The Wandering Photographer

August 19th, 2009

Today is my good friend Dan’s birthday!

Soon, Dan is about to begin a new chapter in a rather well-lived life. After much soul-searching, he has decided to leave the UAE to travel the world hunting for the light. He has decided to combine his travel dreams with a jump into the world of professional photography. And more power to him.

He is passionate, dedicated to his art, has a great eye and a thirst for new experiences.

And he has a number of projects up his sleeve.

I dare say he’ll go far.

That said, it saddens me to see him go. I’m going to miss him. But I’m very proud of him for having the faith to make the leap where many others in his position otherwise wouldn’t, and for having the courage and conviction to follow his dreams.

In view of his imminent departure, he’s set up a photo blog on which you can track his adventures. Check it out here.

You can also see Dan’s fantastic work on his website. And for a behind-the-scenes look at some of his work, check here.

On that note, I’m off to celebrate with Dan.

Happy birthday buddy!

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