Rich shades let the mountains look different every moment. Our navigation system says we're in the middle of nowhere and the unfamiliar quietness won't let us doubt that it is right.
Actually Oman is quite easy to travel by car. Wide Highways are criss-crossing the whole Sultanate. But take a turn left twice and you´ll find yourself on rocky tarmacs surrounded by rugged mountains. Merely the power lines and groups of goats are indicating that there must be human life in these valleys – so we could experience one of these extremely rare cases of total silence!
Looking for a far off Wadi (temporarily dried out riverbed) we must have gone astray – who cares – just follow your nose. There was a lot to discover although there was not much at first sight.
Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.
Auckland-based photographer Richard Wong dabbles in everything from wedding photography to street photography, even Lego photography! In the midst of his busy schedule as photographer, camera reviewer and father, he sat down to speak with us about how he uses the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens in his diverse practice.
Born and raised in Montreal, Nathalie Daoust is a Canadian photographer who uses her camera to explore hidden realms around escapism and female sexuality. Her projects have taken her to obscure places all across the world, from the US to Brazil, from Japan to China and currently to North Korea.