A leap in the dark

This was photography just for fun,  a spontaneous moment and they were in the mood for jumping and wanted me to get some shots. So I had them jumping off a chair outside in the pitch black. Flash was on camera, I wasn’t in the mood to do a lighting set up, it would have lost the moment, very basic stuff, but it was fun to see the results.

Gabriella

Gabriella

 

Samah

Samah

Olga

Olga

My Work vs Emmy Award Wining Photo

Had to post this purely because of the surprise at finding a picture taken at the same spot I was in when in Syria last year. The only difference is, you can see how heavily modified the Emmy picture is in comparison to mine. Also I left the same picture out of my book because I felt it was too weak, even if I played with it in software. Have a look at the two pictures and compare for yourselves.

My picture

Aleppo

Aleppo

The International Emmy Award Winner 2014

Emmy Award Winner 2014

Emmy Award Winner 2014

I decided to make a modified version of my picture to make it easier to compare with the Emmy version, the POV is slightly different. The point I am trying to make is that for me, there is nothing special about either my image or the Emmy version, it was the reason I didn’t put it in my book. This is why I was so surprised Emmy gave an award to such a similar image. Have a look at my modified version and make up your own mind.

Aleppo Modified

Aleppo Modified

What do you think?

Photography Workshop

Ran a photography workshop today for a group of students from Franklin University in Switzerland. They had fun experimenting and learning. I was more concentrated on helping them but managed to create a couple of images I’m happy with.

Ramp

Ramp

At the station

At the station

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surprise

While doing some grocery shopping today a young guy comes up to me and says ” Hi, you are the Syria photographer” Took me by surprise.

DSC_2560 DSC_2311 DSC_2253 DSC_2199 DSC_2140 DSC_2056 DSC_1963 DSC_1952 DSC_1918 DSC_1864 DSC_1458 DSC_1403 DSC_1396 DSC_1383-Edit _DSC2735These images are a small taste of my book, Syria: Refugeesa and Rebels. Click the image below for more details.

Syria: Refugees & Rebels