May 15, 2013
I came across the Jafiliya Basketball Court and its community entirely by accident whilst walking around the Satwa area shooting one evening. Two Filipino guys decked out in bright purple and yellow basketball jerseys – not the usual Satwa attire – casually walked out of their apartment building, they caught my eye and I followed them to the court. “You should come on Saturday night,” they said, and so I did, actually I went for the next 5 or 6 Saturdays after that too.
April 28, 2013
For a picture that is, at its most basic, just seven men standing around, it has a real feel of energy.
April 15, 2013
Camera recognition, when a person is looking straight into the camera, can be a tricky thing.
January 9, 2013
Our little fishing boat turned a corner and the village of Kumzar revealed itself to us in the most cinematic manner.
October 27, 2012
Dibba, a quaint little town on the eastern coast, attracts hundreds of visitors, mostly families, during Eid and National Day celebrations.
October 23, 2012
A great photographer once taught me, ‘Always look over your shoulder while on assignment; the best photo might be happening behind you.’ I think this is a great example of that in practice.
September 25, 2012
There seems to be a lot of talk around at the moment as to whether Instagram is the future of photo journalism or the death of photography as we know it.
September 4, 2012
Film photography isn’t just switching cameras, it’s switching mindsets. It’s considering things such as composition, exposure and framing and the fact you might only have 12 exposures, all before you hit the shutter button. There is no LCD back for an instant view; you simply wait and wonder.
August 21, 2012
We love images that are timeless, not just in that they will stand the test of time, but also when you can’t tell specifically if they were taken three minutes ago or three decades ago. While on assignment in Ruwais, staff photographer Razan Alzayani shot this frame that ticks all of those boxes for us. It’s a classic and timeless image of youth and summer with the perfect combination of light, shadow and composition, taking the viewer deep into a moment of genuine celebration.