It was just like any other day, being stuck in Beirut traffic with nothing to do but look around when I noticed the Arabic word Mahrooseh (protected) on the back of a large truck in front of me. As I was there for a while, I started noticing the detailed art and hand-drawn vernacular calligraphy, the evil eye, the cedars and many decorative patterns. That was when I was inspired to begin this journey of photographing and documenting as many trucks as I could all over Lebanon.
Olives & Lemons
"In this book, there's no ‘sneaking a picture' whilst the subject isn't looking; the photographer has openly managed to capture the faces, the crafts; almost the very essence of the subject so sensitively explored." - The Pissouri Contact
Threads of Identity
This book is a record of the 50 years Widad Kamel Kawar spent researching, collecting and preserving part of the heritage of Palestine. This endeavour evolved into the Widad Kawar Collection, the largest to date of Palestinian traditional dress and accessories, comprising more than 3,000 items.
Palestinian Embroidery Motifs
Unlike previously published books on Palestinian Embroidery, this book is the first to document all the different motifs by origin and names used on the old dresses.
Your Hamra, my Hamra
Under the Patronage of the Ministry of Culture, Your Hamra, My Hamra, a collaborative project and street photography competition aimed at bringing together photographers in a challenge to document and enternalize Beirut's Hamra Street with all its authenticity, variety and contradictions.
A private-brand, owned by SLG Kuwait that hosts a multitude of beautifying and enriching products.
After volunteering at the Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Cultural Foundation (GKCF) and their kindergartens across several refugee camps across Lebanon. I was inspired to contribute towards the education of the children (ages 3-6 years). With sponsorship support from Rimal Books, I began a personal initiative of photographing and producing calendars (years 2011 & 2012), where all proceeds went towards the children's annual tuition fees. The funds raised from the calendar sales covered the education of 36 kindergarten children for a period of two consecutive years.
Original artwork photography for AYTB 2011 Calendar - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Winter Collection - A night of Arabic folkloric and classical music. Presented by Zawaya, a San Francisco based NGO.
Cover photography for the Equality Authority 2005 annual report commissioned by the European Union + Government of Cyprus. The Equality Authority was established as a result of Cyprus’ harmonisation with EU legislation and aims at impartial assistance to victims of discrimination.