Monday, November 10, 2014

''Entre Ciel et Terre, il y a l'Amour Toujours l'Amour''
Tinted Gelatin Silver Print

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Life & Friendship
Listen to the sound of your heart where you will find the meaning of true Love & Friendship: ''Listening, caring, embracing, sharing our commonalities while celebrating our differences, being together at heart...and more. ''

To All My Friends
''Sound of the Heart''
Tinted Gelatin Silver Print

Monday, October 20, 2014

''Art is  'a means of entering sympathetically into the deepest elements in the experience of remote and foreign civilizations', and that consequently fosters global understanding. 'Barriers are dissolved...''
Dewey, in Art as Experience

                                        ''Anubis and the Temple''
                                        Tinted Gelatin Silver Print
                            From the Series ''Iconic Egypt & Beyond''

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

''Colour has taken hold of me; no longer do I have to chase after it.  I know that it has hold of me for ever.  That is the significance of this blessed moment.'' Paul Klee on a visit to Tunis in 1914

                                          Tinted Gelatin Silver Print: ''Red Trees''

Friday, October 3, 2014

''Things that matter come and go, but being touched and feeling life move on, we tend to cling and hold on, not wanting anything to change.'' Mark Nepo, 'The Book of Awakening

                                          Tinted Gelatin Silver Print: ''The Leaf''

Saturday, September 27, 2014

''Silverado'' reminds me that although we stand alone, we can shine in the darkest moments of our lives"

Tinted Gelatin Silver Print - image taken somewhere in the South of France

Thursday, September 25, 2014

''Louie Schwartzberg, the cinematographer, director and producer of award-winning nature documentaries, believes that the kind of pictures we take says a lot about who we are on the deepest level.''

I couldn't agree more for I strive to capture the beauty in everyone, the beauty of the natural world and to share ''Colour My World''.

Friday, September 19, 2014

This picture was taken in Damascus, Syria, at the market.  This was a series of shots on the same frame, hence this almost abstract image.  Tinted Silver Gelatin Print - date: 2004

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Gift of Grace and Words of Grace

These images were created from my Al-Kalimah (The Word) series.  The original black & white image was taken at the Alhambra in Spain, the second layer is an image of Arabic calligraphy and finally, the last image is a portrait of a young woman in London who reminded me of the famous Mona Lisa or in French, La Joconde.  

The reason I chose to blend these images is that I find Arabic calligraphy beautiful and refined like the beauty of a woman, so fragile yet so strong.  I have the impression that humanity will move forward once women will take their rightful place in the world.