Unless you’re Jared Leto (although even he found out about the quarantine eventually), you’re probably having to adapt your work to these new and difficult times we’re living in. Location photographers like myself have had pretty much no work for the last two months and although I would consider myself one of the lucky ones who’s been able to save money over the last 10 years, things are not looking great for most of us. I imagine the marketing budgets for most companies are pretty restricted at the moment and with the hot summer of Dubai almost here there will probably be very little work in the coming months. For my part, I am trying to use this downtime as best as I can, spending lots of time with my two year old son, finishing up projects I started long time ago and working on a photobook about my assignment to South Sudan late last year.
Also, speaking about printing things, one way you can support local photographers is by heading over to Gulf Photo Plus and looking at their artist relief print sale or if you’re liking any of my photographs (including the one above) to order one here.
As for today’s image I made it while camping in the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert at the Western edge of the UAE, close to the border with Saudi Arabia.