These shadows reminded me of a field of reeds and flowers, bordered by an old wiry fence.
Happy New Year!
I’m extremely grateful for all of your support, views, likes, and comments along this journey. This blog has been a great source of joy and learning.
Here’s to your abundant health and happiness in 2013!
Uncle and Aunt (Godmother), December 2012:
In July of this year, I had the pleasure of meeting and working for an emerging designer, Ahmed Abdelrahman. His menswear line, Thamanyah (Arabic for “eight”), debuted its third season to buyers from all over the world. Ahmed is originally from Dubai, and has created a strong and innovative brand, blending old and new: traditional Middle-Eastern dress meets modern Western wear with Italian high tailoring. As a protégé of Michèle Lamy — Rick Owens’ wife and muse– his talents have been quickly recognized and appreciated. The Spotlight has a great article detailing more about his work.
I took a few portraits on our last day.
It’s been too long since I’ve posted, and all I can say is that I’ve been extremely busy. I continue to photograph as much as I can, so I now have a few projects to sort through and edit, which I will then be able to share. In the meantime, here is a shot I took of Amanda at her birthday BBQ.
On a recent work trip, I had the pleasure of visiting a city I love, and staying in a neighborhood I know very little about– the 7th arrondissement. Rich with history, I really enjoyed walking past the Hotel des Invalides every day; dining at cute restaurants like Dar Lyakout, near my hotel; and taking a few pictures-when I could-of my close surroundings.
I have been waiting a long time to post these pictures. In May of last year, Men In Black 3 was about a year into production, and, for a week of filming, they took over several blocks of New York City’s Soho. I was able to shoot many of the extras while they commuted on the streets in costume, including this woman. The crowd that gathered to see them and who hoped for a glimpse of Wil Smith, also made a nice picture I posted here.