Shadowness - Cyg-x-1 http://shadowness.com I prefer to look at the world through the viewfinder of my camera, which is, in a way, what I have been doing all my life, watching the world around... en kashmir http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/kashmir <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/kashmir"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/453440/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Sonamarg, Kashmir. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:21:01 -0400 playing in wrecks http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/playing-in-wrecks <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/playing-in-wrecks"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/442332/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Egyptian farmers live in variable levels of poverty and deprivation. This small village was really in a bad condition, but somehow these children managed to find their playground among the wrecks of these ailing houses where they played with lots of joy, still you can see the impacts of their hard living conditions displayed on their faces and their determined looks.. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:43:20 -0400 the shrine http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/the-shrine <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/the-shrine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/441727/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:21:47 -0400 The Legacy of Ancestors http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/the-legacy-of-ancestors <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/the-legacy-of-ancestors"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/439603/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />As an Egyptian I always grew up and lived with the legacy of my ancestors in the back of my mind. I remember as a child, the first time when I visited an ancient pharaoh temple I swapped its walls with my hand and felt myself connecting with the ancestors who've been in this place and touched these walls thousands of years ago, it was such a strange feeling to feel I am touching exactly the same wall they did. Now when I visit any of these places, it is such a unique experience, I imagine them all alive and colored like they were originally been one day, and imagine those kings and their guards and all these majestic appearances and rituals.... for me it is like being in a dream or a fairy tale. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:25:17 -0400 forgotten backing http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/forgotten-backing <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/forgotten-backing"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/415722/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Two Egyptian villagers backing the family's morning bread in one of the traditional pottery or mud ovens, which are in my opinion one of the hallmarks of the traditional Egyptian countryside. Unfortunately these ovens are in their way to vanish after many of the people in the countryside prefer to buy food or use modern ovens. I have always dreamed of a shot like this for one of these traditional ovens and how Egyptian farmer women use it. I was very lucky that day when I entered this small village to find that many of these ovens still exist, as the the houses there are almost 100 years old, many of them are in wreck, but they people living there are very poor that they can not renew it or build new houses. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 04:24:21 -0400 the girl and the big city http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/the-girl-and-the-big-city <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/the-girl-and-the-big-city"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/410589/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:52:46 -0500 african beauty http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/african-beauty-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/african-beauty-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/409165/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Sudanese girl. Autumn 2013. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 12:58:07 -0500 at the pier http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/at-the-pier <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/at-the-pier"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/408475/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:18:57 -0500 end of the day http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/end-of-the-day <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/end-of-the-day"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/397362/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:17:39 -0500 Children of Sudan http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/children-of-sudan <a href="http://shadowness.com/Cyg-x-1/children-of-sudan"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/395723/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />nothing is more genuine and pure than the laughter of children.... this was a school trip to my exhibition in Sudan for the hearing disabled children... it was really a great experience and lots of fun to be around them :) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:48:20 -0500