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I think I can safely say that I am photographing Dubai. It is Dubai. Bur Dubai and Deira. In Dubai
Where I have lived
For 9 years
Admittedly as a western expat I don't have the opportunity to break bread with the local populace, but my street shots are of workers who do the day to day manual labour, which the locals do not do. Why have a dog and bark yourself, after all.
These areas of town are full of life, energy and hubbub. They are the focal point of the original areas of the city which grew on either side of the creek as a trading hub. And that's where these workers do their work - in the old trading/wholesaling/souk areas of town. So guess what - it is Dubai.
Admittedly I don't shoot many photographs of locals. Do you know why? Cultural barriers. They're there, and I don't over step the mark.
Would you rather see what? 5* hotels, camels, multi million dollar boats, supercars, palaces? I can oblige, if you'd like. That's the more plastic modern version of the city, which has grown from the areas which I shoot street photography in.