Photography

Anything to Ad?

Beirut
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I have mixed feel­ings about adver­tis­ing, and gen­er­ally accept or turn down projects on a case-by-case basis. Plus I only con­sider pho­tog­ra­phy an expen­sive hobby, and in fact don’t make any men­tion of it on my web­site or busi­ness card.

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Dear Steve

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Dear Steve, I’m an archi­tect and film­maker, and recently launched my blog. So in short, I sup­pose I fall smack dab in the mid­dle of the demo­graphic affected by the ongo­ing Apple vs. Flash issue.

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Scream of a Butterfly

Artists
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The weeks prior to my trip to India, I col­lab­o­rated with Layal El Ghazirie on her debut book صرخة فراشه (Scream of a Butterfly). In her col­lec­tion of 25 short sto­ries, para­bles, and anec­dotes, the promis­ing young Lebanese author writes about mar­riage from the point of view of a 21 year old girl liv­ing in a soci­ety that, when it comes to the issue, suf­fers a cri­sis of identity.

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Notes on Composition

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This lec­ture intro­duces visual com­po­si­tion by draw­ing exam­ples from sev­eral influ­en­tial pho­tog­ra­phers past and present. I explain that the rules of com­po­si­tion are only called that for want of a bet­ter phrase, and am the first to insist that there are no rules — merely rules of thumb, a loose set of prin­ci­ples to fall back on, or bet­ter to engage with and challenge.

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Breaking the Law

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When I was in London last sum­mer, Corinne and I went to see Jude Law play Hamlet at Wyndham’s Theater on Charing Cross Road. Even though the shows were booked solid until the end of the play’s four-month run, we saun­tered in like we owned the place and grabbed the last two tick­ets five min­utes before the mati­nee show began.

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Soho Shoot

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After we wrapped the Vanessa shoot for Walk in Closet, Celia was happy. So I tucked my cam­era safely into by back­pack and with that my vaca­tion began — or so I thought.

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