Some of my time-lapse footage of the Young Artists Coalition painting in Tahrir Square was used in this video by Aalam Wassef. The video claims that the Egyptian military owns 40% of Egypt’s economy. Wassef wants them out.
Mustafa. During the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a photo from my recent trip to Egypt. Each photo represents a collection of photos from the same place. This one is part of a series of photos I took with my iPhone and then altered with apps. I passed Mustafa, a Coptic Christian, every day while on break from my Arabic language class in the neighborhood of Gareden City. He’s was at the same spot every day shining shoes. I thought it fitting to feature this photo in light of the recent violence targeted against Copts in Cairo. More photos from this series here.
Pyramids of Giza. During the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a photo from my recent trip to Egypt. Each photo represents a collection of photos from the same place. This one was taken from a taxi on my way back to Cairo from a visit to the pyramids. More photos from this place here:
I arrived at Talaat Harb Square at 4 AM to shoot the painting of this mural by The Young Artists Coalition. It took about 2 or 3 hours in all. My two roommates, Min and Nicolas, came with me and we had a ball.
Hope you like it.
Felucca Flip Book! The boat ride on the Nile is one of the most lovely Cairo experiences.
Al Azhar Park is a well designed relaxing park overlooking Cairo. It has a lake, cafes, restaurants and lots of green grass to fall asleep on. Although women really aren’t supposed to lay down as my roommate Min found out when a guard shook his finger at her in disapproval. Other than that, it’s an inviting place where Cairenes are busy with their families and aren’t really interested in foreigners. A welcome respite from suspicious downtowners.
Time-Lapse: Members of The Young Artists Coalition paint a mural on the asphalt of Tahrir Square in Cairo. http://vimeo.com/26461661
Panorama of Tahrir Square on July 8, 2011. Check out the large version here. Unable to get into a hotel room overlooking the square, I settled for climbing up a huge truck to shoot this panorama. The guys protecting the hotel rooms wanted 500 - 1000 Egyptian pounds.