Tokyo on 35 mm film. My very first analog trip

I just returned from a fantastic trip to Japan. I visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. During the trip I had a different photography experience travelling with a 35 MM analog camera. It was the first time I travel with a film camera. I had very modest experience with film photography prior to the trip but I was anxious to use the latest addition to my camera gear, Canon AE1. […]

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Photography work for GOOD

I had the pleasure to collaborate with GOOD magazine on their latest issue.  I photographed Fahad AlButairi the famous Saudi standup comedian and co-founder of  popular entertainment channel Telfaz11.    

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My First India Photo Expedition

It is a new year and with the new year comes new projects. Inspired by the many people who always ask ” When can we travel with you?!”. I’m arranging my first photo expedition open to any photography enthusiasts.  The 10 day expedition will start in Delhi then we will explore my favorite part of India the land of Maharajas (Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaipur). In between we will stop […]

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18 things to do in Beirut

Here is a list of some of my favorite experiences in Beirut: 1- Take a walk in Achrafieh. Walk down the memory lane of one of Beirut’s oldest districts. Admire the beautiful European feel architecture and elegant neighborhoods in Achrafieh. In my last visit to Beirut I stayed in Sofitel hotel in Achrafieh. The location of the hotel was perfect for walks.     2- Visit the colorful stairs […]

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Review of GPP 2016 lineup

  GPP have just announced their lineup for the biggest photography event of the year “GPP 2016”. I’ve been to many GPP events so I thought of sharing my 2 cents to review 2016 lineup. Bobby Brown, David Nightingale, David Alan Harvey and Joe McNally are some of the biggest names missing from the usual lineup. Eric Kim’s Street photography workshops are always exciting. If you need some confidence […]

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Exclusive Fujifilm X Photowalk

Join me and Fujifilm Bahrain for a photo walk on 5th of December at the heart of Muharraq. Meet other photo enthusiasts eager to explore the beauty of Muharraq streets. You will also get an opportunity to try Fujifilm cameras and lenses during the walk.   Registration link is here   This photo walk is free but registration is required. Registration link is here  Meeting Location: Saffron […]

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Salalah – An oasis in the Arabian desert

It was a quick decision I just couldn’t postpone seeing Salalah any further. With a quick research I found the best ticket deal on Qatar airways. It was the best choice in terms of convenience and transit time. Gathering Q-miles loyalty points is also a plus. It was just me, a weekender bag, a book and my camera. I wasn’t sure of what I was going […]

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King Fahad Causeway – Brownbook contribution

I recently contributed to Brownbook’s magazine travel section. The photo essay was published in their Sept/Oct issue.  

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A day trip to Sintra

  I love using Instagram for travel inspiration. When I was in Lisbon earlier this year I checked Lisbon’s hashtag to plan my trip. While scrolling through the many beautiful photos of Lisbon I came across some photos of Sintra.     Sintra looked very colorful and interesting so I immediately decided to go there. I took a taxi from the hotel and headed to Sintra. How to get […]

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Fly Dubai Sale

Hi guys, Here is a cool chance to win tickets with Fly Dubai. I’m happy to collaborate with them to arrange for this competition. BIG NEWS: @flydubai is having its first network-wide sale offering customers 30% off Business and Economy Class fares to Dubai and select destinations. Here is chance to WIN with @flydubai – all you have to do is: a) Like this photo […]

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Interview with Bahrain this week

Check out my interview with Bahrain this week :)     Another link to the interview can be found here Bahrainthisweek Instagram account @Bahrainthisweek My Instagram account @rshrsho

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Foundry photojournalism workshop in Bali

I finally made it to the Foundry photojournalism workshop in Bali. I have been eyeing it for years but I never managed to squeeze it in my busy calendar. This year I was determined to make it happen and I did!   And the real work begins. Two days to find a story and work on it mentored by the one and only @ronhaviv_vii and presented […]

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Mostar: Prettiest of them all

I previously shared my first blog post about my trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina . Let’s continue the Balkan journey with a road trip from Sarajevo to Mostar.   Mostar is around 2 hours drive south of Sarajevo. Sitting at the passenger’s seat I was enjoying the ride absorbing the surrounding beauty.

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An interview with Project pen (in Arabic) مشروع قلم

من أجمل اللقاءات اللي نشرت لي. استمتعت بقراءة اللقاء واتمنى ان تستمتعون بقراءته لقائي مع مشروع قلم

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Bosnia – Heaven on earth

An unexpected and unplanned trip turned to one of my favorite travel adventures of the year. I was invited to visit Bosnia and Croatia by Velvet life, a highly personalized luxury travel boutique based in Bosnia. There are a number of airlines that fly to Bosnia for example FlyDubai, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines. I travelled with Turkish Airlines as it had the shortest transit time. The flight from Bahrain to Istanbul […]

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