Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Through the Doors

This series was intended to spark the imagination of the viewer and allow them to explore the idea of what lies behind a door and the numerous possibilities that can take place. I have taken photographs of doors from my travels across the world and strategically placed them in locations where they are enhanced by the surrounding environment. 

Half way through this set I traveled to Cairo, Egypt where I planned to paste the remaining five photos in the series. Given the go ahead by a few onlookers, I proceeded to paste a photograph on a very busy street in downtown Cairo. This was met by many suspicious eyes some of whom order the picture to be taken down. As I peeled the freshly pasted picture from the wall a group of thirty or so aggressive men gathered and quickly began asking; what type of propaganda I was spreading, to present my passport to prove my citizenship and what was the purpose of my travels to Egypt. As this crowd grew both in size and aggression, they started to question what was on my camera and even began to grab my belongings. I quickly realized that this was trouble and darted across the street, rounded the corner where a fast stride turned into a dead sprint to my hotel room. As soon as I entered the room, I promptly tore up my photos, got rid of my stickers and deleted all my photos related to this incident. So, long story short, here are ten pictures, none of them in Cairo.

Jaffna, Sri Lanka to Hong Kong

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka to Hong Kong

Beijing to Manila

Guangzhou to Manila

The crew who helped out and also tried to open the door several times.

Esfahan, Iran to Hong Kong

Beijing to Hong Kong

Bogota to Hong Kong

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The White Desert

A five hour dust filled bus ride away from Cairo, lies the White Desert National Park. It is by far one of the coolest and most unique places I have ever visited. Situated in the Sahara Desert, the geographical features range from towering mountains to chalk based rock that form strange sculptures, protruding from the sand. Over 4 nights of camping under the stars with the bedouins, I was fortunate enough to see the best of what the desert had to offer.