Is a 21 year old self-taught pho­tog­ra­pher who loves to travel and is driven by the joy of see­ing peo­ple through his cam­era's lens. How­ever, th­ese skills also ex­tend to il­lus­tra­tion and cin­e­matog­ra­phy, which he hopes will be­come part of his craft some­day.

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What’s the best part of be­ing a pho­tog­ra­pher?

Doc­u­ment­ing.

The hard­est part of your job? Buy­ing the nec­es­sary gear, which could some­times be quite ex­pen­sive.

If not a pho­tog­ra­pher who would you have been?

Cin­e­matog­ra­pher.

How would you de­scribe your style and how did you de­velop it? My style is more doc­u­men­tary ori­ented, which I have de­vel­oped through a con­tin­u­ous process of dis­cov­ery.

Which pho­tog­ra­phers in­spired you most and how did they in­flu­ence you?

Steve Mccurry, Théo Gos­selin and Alexan­dre Deschaumes have in­spired me with their travel pho­tog­ra­phy whether its land­scape or street pho­tog­ra­phy.

One of to­day’s main dis­cus­sion points amongst pho­tog­ra­phers is about the use of dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy; where do you stand? I didn’t ex­pe­ri­ence film cam­era so it was all dig­i­tal from the start. Also, the In­ter­net proved to have been a great learn­ing tool, which helped me de­velop my skills through a process of trial and er­ror.

What in­spires you? Life in gen­eral in­spires me. On a more per­sonal level, I am in­spired by the con­ver­sa­tions that two of my friends, Fady and Fouad have. I then go back to Fady and Mariam for crit­i­cism, since we usu­ally work to­gether on projects.

What is the favourite im­age you have shot re­cently and why? The pic­ture in ques­tion was taken in the be­gin­ning of a long hike to Bab el Do­nia in Saint Cather­ine, Si­nai; our lug­gage car­rier was a camel named Dabous. The photo was just a warm up, as I didn’t ex­pect it to be my favourite. The light­ing came from a far city and some LED lights from our car with a camel in the middle of the frame be­tween a moun­tain range un­der the stars of the Milky Way. In the back­ground, there were gold­en­coloured moun­tains and twin­kling city lights. As for the cam­era, it was set on F.2.8 ISO 4000 30s.

Arabad

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