Morning walk in Riyadh – Street & Documentary

The last time I visited Riyadh I had the chance to go out in a photowalk early morning with some photographer friends who know some the of the areas there, so we went to an area called AlWezarat which most of the people who live there are foreign. It wasn’t my best walk, but it wasn’t bad either.

كانت لدي الفرصة للقيام بجولة تصوير سريعة في الصباح الباكر عندما في زيارتي الأخيرة للرياض مع بعض الأصدقاء المصورين الذين كانوا يعرفون بعض المناطق في المدينة، توجهنا إلى حي يسمى حي الوزارات وهو بشكل عام مأهول بالسكان الأجانب. لم تكن جولتي المفضلة في ذلك اليوم ولم تكن سيئة أيضاً.

All photos captured in Jan 2018 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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AlKhamis market – Streets & Stories

AlKhamis market which is a weekly market held Saturday just after sunrise, AlKhamis means Thursday, before in Saudi Arabia the weekend was Thursday & Friday, then it changes a few years ago to Friday & Saturday. So the name remains the same but in a different day, and here are some photos and stories I took from that morning.

سوق الخميس وهو سوق أسبوعي يقام يوم السبت بعد شروق الشمس، يسمى سوق الخميس لأنه سابقاً كان السوق يقام في يوم الخميس عندما كانت العطلة الأسبوعية تصادف الخميس والجمعة ولكن بعد أن تغيرت قبل بضعة سنوات إلى الجمعة والسبت تغير اليوم الذي يقام فيه السوق ولكن لم يتغير المسمى لدى الناس، إلتقطت في ذلك الصباح بعض الصور من الحياة وبعض القصص.

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AlMiswak Seller – Story 007

علي السلامي (أبو يحيى) في الستينيات من عمره يجلس في حي البادية في الدمام من بعد صلاة العصر إلى ما بعد المغرب في بيع بعض البضائع البسيطة على بساط الرصيف ومنها المسواك وهي قطعة تستخرج من نوع معين من الأشجار وتستخدم في تنظيف الأسنان والفم.

Ali AlSalami (Abu Yahya) in his 60s years old from AlBadiyah area in Dammam, Saudi Arabia sits down from the afternoon until sunset on the sidewalk selling a few merchandise including AlMiswak which is usually a small piece of wood taken out of a certain type of trees and used as a natural cleaner for the teeth & mouth.

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AlBatha Area in Riyadh – Street photography

It was a quiet morning and a quick visit to this central area in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Recently I’ve started to focus on one thing only when I go in a photowalk, either capture candid street photographs or get closer and take stories from the people. Anyway this is only a short collection but I hope you enjoy it.

كان صباحاً هادئاً وجولة سريعة لوسط مدينة الرياض. مؤخراً قمت بالتركيز على شيئاً واحداً حينما أقوم بأي جولة تصوير، سواء تصوير حياة الشارع أو تسجيل القصص وتصوير حياة الناس. على كل حال هذه فقط مجموعة صغيرة وأتمنى أن تعجبكم.

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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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Elder’s Details 2

An old man I came across in Jubail village in AlHasa, Saudi Arabia. This is someone I met before in my previous photowalks for my street life project & this time I saw him near his house in a different cloth, good thing is that he recognized me after speaking to him & then I took a few photos in a different way then before.

Photos captured in Aug 2016 – AlHasa, Saudi Arabia

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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!

Visit the other post blog regarding this this trip:

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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!

Visit the other post blog regarding this this trip:

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