It takes people to make a landscape photo
There is one element that can improve almost any landscape image: a human being.
Create a dialogue with the viewer
Oman is a country where modernity and tradition meet head on, especially in the big cities. When you get out into the smaller villages though, you find that people are more and more traditional.
Try to reveal something new about your destination
Traveling to Kabul via Dubai some years ago, the man next to me on the flight said many businessmen got off in Dubai because the world’s prettiest working girls lived there.
Why sometimes, a photo needs context
It was a great surprise to find some really amazing scenery in busy Beirut: the Pigeon Rocks.
How to photograph the regulars at the Western Wall
In Jerusalem my challenge was to get permission to photograph the regulars at the Western Wall. Not an easy task for a man with a camera who could pass for just a tourist.
Why Hezekiah’s Tunnel is a special place for me
Hezekiah’s Tunnel is the highlight to my visit to the ancient City of David in Jerusalem. As I’m wading through its waters of living history, I get goose bumps all over.
Jerusalem’s center of faith
The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem eventually leads to the holiest spot in the Christian faith, the magnificent Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the hill where Jesus was crucified, laid to rest and resurrected.
5 awesome hotels in Dubai
Dubai has hotels to suit every budget, from backpacking hostels in the residential neighborhoods to the super-luxurious 7-star Burj Al Arab Jumeirah located on its own private island in the waters of the Gulf.
Finding the romance of the Dubai desert
On a visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is not until I go off into the desert that I really meet any actual local people.
There's still some pre-madness Dubai to be found
Searching for the “real” Dubai, I wander alongside Dubai Creek, where brightly-painted wooden boats that trade with Iran and other countries on the Persian Gulf are unloaded by hand.