December 27, 2012
Very early in the week I spent reviewing the 44,000 plus images shot by our staff photographers in 2012 I realised that the best presentation I could offer to you, the reader and viewer, was not to force these images in to pre-ordained categories or set arbitrary quotas on number of images from one photographer, place or event to another. Rather, I should simply offer the images that I believe you will connect with, that will give you an emotional response as they did me.
December 19, 2012
As well as snapping the stars, staff photographers Jaime Puebla and Sarah Dea kept an open eye for any off-beat photo opportunities in between shoots at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival. Equiped with their iphones, and the immensely popular photo sharing application instagram, you can see they were never short of moments to capture.
October 24, 2012
Vast quantities of halwa sweets are eagerly consumed over Eid Al Alda, but it takes a small army of workers to ensure there is enough for everyone over the celebrations.
September 26, 2012
A group of green domes rise amid hotels and retail buildings in southeast Yinchuan. These distinct Islamic architectural structures belong to Nanguan Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northern China.
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 18, 2012
Warm tones and a lone cyclist peddling along create a vision of tranquility.
September 5, 2012
An idyllic Dubai community is frozen in time despite the skyscrapers closing in on it every day. Desert Springs Village, a villa compound dwarfed by high-rises, is one of the city’s first gated communities and continues to exist in uncertainty. The threat of demolition in favour of more modern, cost-effective developments looms constantly.
August 14, 2012
At this time of year much of life continues as normal, under the cover of darkness. But this does not have to hinder the ability to take exciting, sometimes mesmerising photographs.