more photos: Omar and the scarf shop

August 3, 2011

On the first day of a three-day spree of photo assignments in various UAE markets, the interns were dropped off at the main souk in Sharjah just as the market reopened after its midday “it’s-way-too-hot-to-stay-open” break. The assignment was to photograph the modern Islamic elements in the building, which, at this point, was boring me. […]

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more photos: luxury camelccino

July 28, 2011

I have too many photos from my three-week internship in Dubai to only share one from each day. Now that I’m back in Bishkek and my life is back to being slightly less exciting, I figured I would post some particularly interesting occurrences. Like that time I drank a camel milk cappuccino at (probably) the […]

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leaving dubai, back to bishkek

July 26, 2011

Didn’t I just get back here? Yes, and I’m about to leave again*, but for now it’s wonderful to be back with my husband and cat and friends and other people who don’t call me “Christy,” as well as a readily available supply of melons, Russian lessons, and people who speak more English beyond asking […]

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more from Dubai

July 13, 2011

One more week has passed! The girls are getting closer and cattier (as girls do), schedules are becoming more hectic and more relaxed (another Islamic architecture assignment? Pass.), and my poor little netbook might just snap in half from all the photos I’m stuffing into it. Picking up from where I last left off. Also […]

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Days and days in Dubai

July 7, 2011

This internship is actually starting to pick up speed; I’m spending my days either shooting, getting to a location to shoot, editing, studying photography books, or eating/sleeping (usually not so much of that though). So, unlike the day-to-day updates I imagined, here’s a quick wrap-up of the past few days. Be sure to check my […]

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Dubai: Day 2

July 5, 2011

Back out to the desert in flashy dresses. Less camel, more wind (more sand in my camera, eyes, etc). The models weren’t too happy with the wind. Their lesson was to try to make a cowboy hat and sunglasses look convincing. (hmm… successful?)

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Dubai: Day 1

July 2, 2011

Baaah, okay. All it took was one snarky comment from my father (who’s biking across America at the moment, go check out his blog!) and I’ve had to do some growing up and re-evaluating of my current situation. I’m in Dubai, for free, learning photography. Yes, the living situation is sort of f***ed up (see […]

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What will Dubai look like?

March 14, 2010

It’s kinda strange to check my blog stats and find that the number one search topic is “what will Dubai eventually look like?” Eventually? What does that even mean, searchers? That reminds me of that show where they try to figure out what cities will look like a week, year or century after people. So, […]

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Nine hours in Dubai

September 13, 2009

Did I mention I’m not in Baghdad anymore? Well…there you go. The higher powers decided to ship me back to the states for a couple weeks and booked me a flight through Dubai. I only had a nine-hour layover, which is pretty short, but it was just enough time to zip to the other side […]

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