Copyright 2007-2012

visual documentation/photography/image processing/2011—

I am one of the lucky few who live across three cities.

In Ras Al-Khaimah I find my escapist self. It is my hometown, place of birth, and where I generally spend my weekends. Among its decaying, abandoned places, I see the prospects, all the beautiful prospects that a young being, be it a man or a city, is eager to fulfil.

Dubai is also young, but very ambitious. I live, work, and play there. It is a wonderland yet it is terribly pragmatic. It is a city of steel, gears, and reflective architecture.

Abu Dhabi is covered in a mist of sophistication that only a capital can afford. It does not need to to flaunt its beauty; you will have to work for it, discover it for yourself. The subtle architecture is made of narrative, of a meaningful past, of a commitment to preserve what makes a country a home.

This is an ongoing, deeply personal project to document the spirit of the three wondrous cities that I carry with me wherever I go.

http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_RAK.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Big-hearted.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Black is white if you say so.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_We build things for the building of things.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Two trees and a sea.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_What are you trying to tell me, Universe-_v2.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_The art of marketing.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Its satire.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_The daily delusion_v2.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_The universe inside.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_On being there_v3.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Conceptual door.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-Will we dream during the process--.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-Mai_-.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-Censorship usually fails_-.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_My tribe.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_hi-tech ctrl pnl.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_The plot thickens.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_We used to matter.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_The keeper of nothing.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_And then he sat and watched the world for a millennia or two.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Fishermen Council.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Blue sword.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Genius color scheme was not built in a day, you know.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_World constructing.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Your very own folklore.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_The second eye_v2.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_You know who rocks- @khawlaalmarri rocks.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_What I see when I see us_v2.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_The desert palace is in the city.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_The chase.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Mysterious poet.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Your best promise yet_v2.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Secret entrance.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Seeing is living without the theatrics.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Little world.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Marginal beauty.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Lush grit.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_King of the World-King of Nothing.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Intimate conversation.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Its all I do.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_I am there, somewhere.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_I am independently yours.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-Another day on repeat_-_v2.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Happiness prototype.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Earth prototype.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Life prototype.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Chaotic inclinations.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Canons!.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Between a state and its opposite.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_And at the end there was also the end.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_Been waiting for a decade or two.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_A meaningful pause.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-We know they have the all seeing eye, yet we are the secret_-.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-For the Levant_-.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-You did this (as you conjured up despair_)-.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-The rebel of the Arabs_-.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-All these lights and nothing to display_-.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-For you, because you are my icon, my jewel, my queen, my precious_-.jpg
http://rbknrbkn.com/files/gimgs/th-22_-Soul-.jpg