The Dubai International Film Festival, Or How I Became A Paparazzo by Abbas
Glittering skyscrapers built on sand, Christmas trees taller than palm trees, mock Arab architecture, and a ski slope in the desert make the whole of Dubai a film set, its busy inhabitants actors playing in their own script. It was only natural for the burgeoning city to host an international film festival, giving me the chance to become a paparazzo—at last!
Eve Arnold, Personalities by Eve Arnold
"What I have tried to do is involve the people I was photographing. To have them realize without saying so, that it was up to them to give me whatever they wanted to give me ... if they were willing to give, I was willing to photograph." - Eve Arnold
This week’s Zoom In is a conceptual image selection hinging on a photographic composition—where only extremities or heads are left in or out of frame, creating a curious image. (This gallery contains nudity.)
Quote of the Week
What is at the core of my work is, in essence, a meditation on being a human being.