Live Photography for Head Over Heels

Maisah Sobaihi famous Saudi Arabian academic, producer, and actress, is best known as a contemporary voice for women. She often performes her play “Head Over Heels” in Saudi Arabia as no other audience would enjoy her plays better.
The last time Sobaihi visited Jeddah I was fortunate enough to be her photographer for the night as she performed her play live!

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Being an amateur photographer, I do not yet have the skills, nor the equipment of a professional event photographer, despite that I  definitely did enjoy the challenge of taking pictures of her sharp movements on stage!

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Arabian Jewel: Tour of Old Jeddah

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Despite growing up in Saudi Arabia, it was only recently that I got to freely explore down town.
Saudi society is know to be a little conservative & frankly, cameras scare them.

On a more serious note, whilst on this trip we had a tour guide with us, Abeer Sulaiman. Not only did I get to take the pictures of old Hejaz, I learned the story behind every building. It truly was an interesting experience, & as being one the main volunteer photographers of the tour, it was definitely one of the few ‘jobs’ I’ve enjoyed! I do recommend all those that have not visited old Jeddah yet, to do so. Even the UNESCO has announced it a world heritage site!
Some of the photographs I snapped are attached below!

Also news on the UNESCO’s announcement here: http://saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20140622209226

 

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 One of the town’s residents, watches the kids of the neighbourhood play ball, whilst seated on his throne. Yup, just another day for him!

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Old Architecture > Modern Architecture

For more photos feel free to visit http://www.flickr.com/ali_salwa

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Ghassan Nassir Felemban Architects

As a self made artist at times I find myself hesitant towards projects I may not be ready for. However, the only way you can know you are good enough, is by trying.
Over my last summer I was given a task to enhance digital illustrations, as well as take professional photographs for Ghassan Felemban Architects. At this point in time I was still in school and had no background in Graphic Design.

By the end of the task I had a satisfied client, & an even happier me with a cheque in my pocket. Glad I took the initiative to learn by myself as it gives me the title of being from the youngest out there!
Below are screenshots of the project. Constructive criticism is always welcome!

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Digital Illustration Enhancing:

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Office Photography:

 

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