1 – A photo that… takes my breath away.
This may not be a normal shot that take peoples breath away, but for me it does every time. I remember this moment vividly in my mind and will never forget it. It was my 2nd sunrise in the Sahara Desert in Morocco and it just blew my mind away. It was during this expedition to the Sahara Desert that I fell in love with her. What I love about this photo is the silhouettes of the sand dunes and the 5 camels along with the leader leading them through the desert.
2 – A photo that… makes me laugh or smile.
I call them the children of Elephantine Island. It’s an Island I have mentioned several times that I have fallen in love with. It is one of the most beautiful Islands in the world. This photo makes me laugh & smile every time I see it because I spent an entire afternoon hanging out with them and then when they asked me to take photos of them they all went wild and got so excited. I love the faces each of them made in this photo. Their smiles are contagious. Such an amazing moment of my trip. I hope when I am back in Egypt and visit Elephantine Island again I see them again.
3 – A photo that… makes me dream.
Anyone that knows me knows I am a sucker for sunsets… I fucking love them like nothing else in the world. For some reason when I see a sunset I can’t help, but dream about my current life and about the future. It’s such a calming feeling just watching the sunset into the ocean, sea, desert or whatever it is it’s setting into. This photo was taken while I was in Ibiza, Spain and have to say it’s one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen.
4 – A photo that… makes me think.
5 – A photo that…makes my mouth water.
6 – A photo that… tells a story.
I’ve taken thousands of photos, but for some reason this is the one I think has the most story. I remember wandering around a little village in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and these two children came along asking me to buy a bracelet. I normally don’t buy things from kids, but I couldn’t help, but spend a few minutes with them chatting away with them. I asked them several questions and they asked me a few too and I finally just broke and bought one. The two of them are brothers and I could never figure out why the older one was so happy and smiles but the younger didn’t smile once. For some reason I still think the lil brother understands that what he is doing is not what he wants to do forever and hopes to one day get out. I’d love to know, but will never know.