Old Cafe in Qatif – Documentary

Abo Ali rans an old cafe for over 60 years, the small cafe which opens early morning located on one the main streets in Qatif, Saudi Arabia considered to be a well known place among the locals & for some this is their place to meet & catch up for any news, a lot of old men made it a habit to come to this cafe which is manly serve Red Tea for 1 SR in good old fashioned small cups. I tried to show off some the corner of the cafe & Abo Ali while working.

أبوعلي قائم على مقهى قديم منذ أكثر من ٦٠ عاماً، المقهى الصغير يفتح أبوابه في ساعات الصباح المبكرة والذي يقع على أحد الشوارع الرئيسية في القطيف بالمنطقة الشرقية والذي يعتبر هذا المكان معلماً مشهور بين السكان المحليين وبالنسبة للبعض فإن هذا المكان هو للقاء والتحادث ومعرفة اخبار البعض والمجتمع، الكثير من كبار السن اخذت عليهم العادة بالمجيء هنا بشكل شبه يومي والمقهى يقدم الشاي مقابل ريال واحد فقط على الطريقة التقليدية المتعارف عليها في البيوت والمجالس. حاولت أن أظهر بعض زوايا المقهى وعمل أبوعلي في هذه الصور.

All Photos captured February 2016. Qatif, Saudi Arabia

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بورتريهات عاشورائية – Portraits

Portrait of children in a peaceful march which shows the love & respect for Imam Hussain Bin Ali ( Peace be upon him ) and his people which the Imam was killed with his followers by Yazeed Bin Moa’ayiah’s army in Karbala, Irag – 10th of Muharram of the 61 AH ( 10th of Oct. 680 AD ). For more information about it visit the wikipedia site here

صور لبعض الأطفال ضمن مسيرة عاشورائية إلتقطتها قبل ٣ سنين في شهر محرم ١٤٣٦ هجرية، الصور تعبر عن العشق الحسيني برفع الرايات والشعارات التي تعبر عن الإمام الحسين عليه السلام وأهل بيته والذي قتل الإمام الحسين عليه السلام وأصحابه من قبل جيش يزيد بن معاوية في كربلاء – العراق بتاريخ ١٠ محرم عام  ٦١ هجرية. لمن يرغب بمزيد من المعلومات زيارة موقع ويكيبيديا من هذا الرابط

All photos taken in November 2014

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Iran Streets Part 4 – Street photography

Hello all, so about 2 years ago I traveled with my family to Mashhad city in Iran for a week, it wasn’t a photography trip but I did spent a lot of times photographing the streets & I was really impressed with the results I got from there. I didn’t open this folder until a few weeks ago & wanted to share with you some of the results of those scenes I’ve captured, I already posted a blog about my trip there when I got back 7 Days to Mashhad. I did a lot of street photography but rarely I did people’s life because a lot & I mean a lot don’t understand English or Arabic. So here are some of the results & more photos will come in other posts!

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Iran Streets Part 3 – Street photography

Hello all, so about 2 years ago I traveled with my family to Mashhad city in Iran for a week, it wasn’t a photography trip but I did spent a lot of times photographing the streets & I was really impressed with the results I got from there. I didn’t open this folder until a few weeks ago & wanted to share with you some of the results of those scenes I’ve captured, I already posted a blog about my trip there when I got back 7 Days to Mashhad. I did a lot of street photography but rarely I did people’s life because a lot & I mean a lot don’t understand English or Arabic. So here are some of the results & more photos will come in other posts!

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Iran Streets Part 2 – Street photography

Hello all, so about 2 years ago I traveled with my family to Mashhad city in Iran for a week, it wasn’t a photography trip but I did spent a lot of times photographing the streets & I was really impressed with the results I got from there. I didn’t open this folder until a few weeks ago & wanted to share with you some of the results of those scenes I’ve captured, I already posted a blog about my trip there when I got back 7 Days to Mashhad. I did a lot of street photography but rarely I did people’s life because a lot & I mean a lot don’t understand English or Arabic. So here are some of the results & more photos will come in other posts!

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Iran Streets Part 1 – Street photography

Hello all, so about 2 years ago I traveled with my family to Mashhad city in Iran for a week, it wasn’t a photography trip but I did spent a lot of times photographing the streets & I was really impressed with the results I got from there. I didn’t open this folder until a few weeks ago & wanted to share with you some of the results of those scenes I’ve captured, I already posted a blog about my trip there when I got back 7 Days to Mashhad. I did a lot of street photography but rarely I did people’s life because a lot & I mean a lot don’t understand English or Arabic. So here are some of the results & more photos will come in other posts!

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Natural water source in AlHasa – Documentary

It’s been a while since I’ve gone out for photography, about 3 months because of the hot weather ( I hate summer ) but I convinced myself to photograph this story because it’s best to do it in within these days before the weather cool down, this is one of the 2 remaining natural water source from underground in AlHasa where locals use it to swim in it & take bath before it goes for nearby farms, I’ve planned to shoot in both morning & evening and it was really worth it! Here are some of the photos.

مضى وقت ليس بالقصير منذ اخر مرة قمت بالتصوير، قرابة ٣ شهور بسبب حرارة الجو ( أكره الصيف ) لكن أقنعت نفسي بالخروج وتصوير هذا الموضوع بسبب أنه يناسب هذه الأجواء، هذا المكان هو أحد اثنين من العيون الجوفية المتبقية بالأحساء في قرية البطالية والتي كانت في الماضي ذات أعداد كبيرة! السكان المحليين يستخدمونها للسباحة والاستحمام قبل أن يذهب الماء في شبكات صرف لسقي النخيل في المزارع القريبة، خططت للتصوير في فترتي الصباح والمساء وكان الأمر يستحق كثيراً، هذه بعض النتائج.

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Camels from the Desert of Riyadh

Hello all, something quick to share with you, when I return from a road trip I keep my eyes on the desert and try to see unique sights of camels in the open field, this is one of them and it was almost noon but still I loved the results. Hope you like them!

All photos captured in December 2015


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Note: All photos are owned & photographed by Zuhair Ahmad Al-Traifi, and you are not allowed to use them in any newspaper or magazines without permission. Using any photo online with a link reference to it’s original source & name is allowed. Failed to follow these instruction will have you face legal actions. Thank you for understanding.

ملاحظة مهمة: جميع الصور مصورة ومملوكة من قبل زهير أحمد الطريفي، ومن غير المسموح بتاتاً استخدامها في الجرائد والصحف الإلكترونية والمجلات بدون اخذ موافقة مسبقة. استخدام الصور على شبكة الانترنت مع وضع اسم ورابط المصدر الأساسي للصور مسموحٍ به. عدم اتباعك لهذه التعليمات قد يعرضك للمسائلة القانونية. شكراً لتفهمكم.

Elder details

Another portraits of an old man which I ran across at the door step of his house , for reasons I can’t really say I only spent like 5 mins with him and was hoping to spend a lot more but sadly this is what I got from one angle.

بورتريهات جديدة لرجل مسن صادفته على باب منزله، لأسباب معينة لم أستطع أن أبقى معه أكثر من ٥ دقائق وتمنيت لو كانت المدة أكثر، للأسف هذا كل ما إلتقطته من زاوية واحدة.

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