DESERT PHOTOGRAPHY
ART PHOTOGRAPHY
SINKING SHIPS EXHIBITION SERIES, DUBAI CREEK, 1983
Dramatic black and white photographs of dhows and fishing nets shot in 1983, form the backdrop to what is almost an archaeological dig – yet it is in this very excavation of a fast dying past that it is given a new lease on life.
ABSTRACTION, BIG BOYS CARPENTRY WORKSHOP, AL QUOZ INDUSTRIAL AREA, DUBAI
FALLING WINDTOWERS PHOTO ESSAY, AL FAHIDI, BASTAKIYA, DUBAI

The destruction of these windtowers that stood so proudly against the horizon of brand-new buildings made it possible to see right inside them like a dissection and marvel at their intricate complexity. The sequence you see in these images lasted no more than two seconds. In the days leading up to this, I watched a battle between man and history and I knew the windtowers could not win. The bulldozers kept coming up with new ways in their quest to win the battle. The windtowers were like a fort, deriving their strength from the men who built them. But in these final moments, all they could do was wait for their end.

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