Coal market in Taif – Documentary

When I was in Taif west of Saudi Arabia in my last photography trip I had the chance to visit the local coal market which was on the borders of the city, the market focuses on selling coal & firewood in different sizes & kinds which used in cooking, their sales goes up in the winter because lots of people use if to get warm at nights or just to make tea & Arabian coffee, Also noticed that most sellers are African nationality. Here are the result of this visit.

عندما كنت في مدينة الطائف غرب السعودية في رحلتي الفوتوغرافية الأخيرة كانت لدي الفرصة لزيارة السوق المحلي لبيع الفحم والذي كان يقع في حدود المدينة، السوق يركز على بيع الفحم بأحجامه والحطب المستخدمة في الطبخ والتدفئة، عادة المبيعات تكون مرتفعة في فصل الشتاء بسبب أن كثير من الناس يستخدمونها في التدفئة ليلاً بالإضافة إلى تحضير الشاي والقهوة العربية، كان أغلب الباعة هناك من جنسيات متفرقة من أفريقيا. وهذه نتائج هذه الزيارة.

All photos captured in March 2018 – Taif, Saudi Arabia

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Najran’s life in the farms – documentary

One of the places which I want to revisit for the 3rd time in Najran, Saudi Arabia is the south side of the city which there is a large area if of farms, old traditional houses, simple & welcoming people. 

أحد الأماكن التي أود زيارتها للمرة الثالثة في نجران جنوب السعودية هي المنطقة التي تقع جنوب المدينة وتحتوي على مساحة كبيرة من المزارع، بيوت الطين القديمة، اناس مرحبين وطيبون.

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On the top of AlSawda Mountain in Abha – Documentary

So in the previous post I talked about a great spot located on AlSawda Mountain in Abha which my friend told me about it and took me there. These shots are from the well known spots on AlSawda mountain that people usually go to enjoy the scenes & the weather, so I photographed these moments as I saw them and I got to tell you the scenes of the clouds with the sunset is mind blown and definitely gonna go back there!

في التدوينة السابقة تكلمت عن مكان رائع موجود في جبل السودة في أبها وهو المكان الذي أخبرني عنه صديقي وأخذني إلى هناك، أما هذا الموقع هو المتعارف لدى أغلب الناس عندما تريد الذهاب إلى جبل السودة للإستمتاع بالأجواء والمشاهدة الرائعة، قمت بتصوير بعض اللحظات هناك كما رأيتها ولابد علي القول أن مشاهد السحب مع غروب الشمس شيء مذهل جداً وبكل تأكيد ستكون لدي عودة هناك!

All photos captured in Mar 2018 – Abha, Saudi Arabia

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AlHada Mountain Lookout – Documentary

في خلال زيارتي لمدينة الطائف غرب المملكة العام الماضي قمت بالذهاب على طريق جبل الهدا المؤدي إلى مكة المكرمة وفي توجد نقطة في قمة الجبل بجانب الطريق تطل على نفس الطريق نزولاً وتطل على باقي المنطقة هناك في منظر بديع وجميل، اعتاد البعض المجيء هنا لقضاء الوقت في وقت العصر حتى المغرب والغالبية هم من الشباب وهذه بعض الصور من هناك.

In my visit to Taif city located west in Saudi Arabia last year I went to AlHada mountain road which leads to Makkah city, and at the top beside the road there is a lookout for the rest of the road and the area around, the view is very beautiful and people hang out here usually before sunset, these are some the photos I’ve captured from there.

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Solo photos from Dubai – street photography

Hello and sorry for being away in the past couple of weeks but I’m back again. Here are some solo photos from my first visit to Dubai in the UAE which was back in Feb 2016, it was a quick 2 day visit for a workshop and didn’t have anytime for my own photography but I managed to get a couple of shots around the metro which was a good experience, Enjoy!

All Photos captured in February 2016 – Dubai, UAE

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My 15 day trip to 4 cities in Saudi Arabia

أول رحلة تصوير بعد انقطاع أكثر من سنة وبالطبع لايزال هناك الكثير أستطيع تصويره وتوثيقه في السعودية ولهذا قررت اعادة زيارة بعض المدن التي قمت بزيارتها لمشروع حياة الشارع في السعودية وهي الطائف وأبها ونجران، في الحقيقة نجران هي وجهتي الرئيسية ولكن قررت التوقف في أكثر من مدينة قبل ذلك.. في هذه الرحلة لن أقوم بالتركيز على جانب واحد بل سأقوم بتصوير حياة الشارع وتصوير قصة معينة والقيام بتسليم صور مطبوعة والتي إن أخبرتكم عددها ستقولون عني مجنون! لا أعلم ما يمكن أن يحدث ولكنها تجربة لا يمكنني التوقف عنها!

First photography trip in more then a year and of course because there is a lot to photograph in Saudi I decided to revisit some of the cities which are Taif, Abha and Najran. In fact Najran is my main destination but I wanted to make a few stops before that. In this trip I will do street photography, stories and deliver printed photos which if you knew how many are they you will call me crazy! But I can’t seem to stop doing that.

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Jazan & AlBahah trip with my brother

So Last year in order to finish my Street Life in Saudi Arabia project I had to go to a trip to Jazan Region which is located in the south-west of Saudi Arabia, one of my brothers decided to come along in this road trip which took us almost 18 hours from Dammam to Jazan city (with a couple of stops to rest & eat) we were discovering some sightseeing aside from the places I went to photograph for my project (visit here to see all the post blogs that I published) it was AlFaifa mountains & Farasn Island in Jazan Region, AlSoudah mountain in Asir Region and an ancient village in AlBahah in our way back. These are some of the photos I captured during this places.

All Photos captured Nov 2016 – multiple places

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Extracting Oil the old way from Jazan

When I was on the road from Jazan to Abha I saw in the sideways camels circling around blindfolded with men guiding them. So I stopped my car and it turns out that they are extracting  oil by grinding it, the camel circle around pulling the wooden lever hooked to him plus a big rock in his back so he moves slowly,  all that attached to a pole of wood which is crafted especially for this task and this pole moves as the camels circle in a big wooden pot also especially crafted for this, it turns slowly for hours and grind the seeds into oil called (Smsm Oil) used either for food or healthy choices for woman which is very common in the Southern Region. Another amazing thing that the camel can move & stop by a sound that the owner make which something impressive!

All Photos captured in October 2016 – Jazan, Saudi Arabia

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