Based in Dubai. Traveling everywhere. All photographs by Catalin Marin.

I’ve recently managed to do one more shoot for my “Grace in the concrete jungle” project and I’m quite happy with the results.

This time, instead of photographing at the bottom of the buildings, we’ve moved the production to the top of the Dusit Residences in Dubai Marina. I’ve spotted this location a while ago while teaching an interior photography workshop in the same building and Dusit was kind enough to allow me to come back again. The model was Oksana, who braved the climb all the way to the top of the building and was very patient with the heat while I worked out the angles.

Shot with NIKON D800 | 24mm | ƒ/9

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