Anything to Ad?

June 5, 2010 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

May 17, 2010 Film
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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

May 9, 2010 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

May 6, 2010 Photography
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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

May 6, 2010 Artists
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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

May 5, 2010 Photography
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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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