As I’ve mentioned a few days ago in a previous post, as the weather is getting better in Dubai and I can finally shoot outside without dying of dehydration in five minutes, I am trying to challenge myself to shoot some different imagery than what I normally shoot. One of the limits I am imposing to myself is to not shoot so much blue hour imagery. There are a couple of reasons for that – first, I think I sometimes get too comfortable with my photography, shooting too often things I know I can do well. Second, I think blue hour images (particularly of Dubai) have been really overdone in the last few years and I am trying to do my part in reducing the noise.
Having said that, it’s not always easy to find interesting subjects to shoot or find that perfect light that all of us chase. But if you don’t try, you’ll never know! So on Thursday I took a long walk through Deira with a friend of mine looking for photographic opportunities. We came across this guy who at first looked quite intimidating (particularly because he looks quite a bit like Danny Trejo, the famous Machete actor), but after talking to him turned into a really nice guy who was more than happy to let us photograph him.