Summer prep. The Atlantic Ocean has been broiling for days here in the Outer Banks. Does not stop weather bitten construction workers from building a new deck for summer gatherings at the Nags Head pier. Nobody in their right mind would build anything so close to an often violent sea. Yet all of us who live here tempt natures fate at every turn. We live here BECAUSE of the storms. So magnificent.
I tease people about posting too many new baby pictures, and now here I am the most guilty. I can’t help myself. Well I always have photographed family and friends more than anything else. I have snuck pictures of my family and friends into many magazine pieces and books my whole photo life. Plus I was testing a new portrait lens. Seems to work. The beat goes on with Lyla, Michelle and Bryan.
My father. Alan B. Harvey. Farm kid from Moville, Iowa. WWII photo. Always made family first.
Home sweet home with Bryan, Lyla Maryanna, and Michelle. The focus of course is on sweet Lyla, who is now bald just like her grandfather. I suspect that will change. See my video Photo Tip #10 featuring Lyla . Click on my profile link Instagram or see FB page. — with Michelle Madden Smith.
Emirati beauty Safa Alhamed in the desert from which Dubai rose. Safa is a managing partner of the Dubai photo gallery, The Empty Quarter, which is now exhibiting the Moroccan work of Magnum legend Bruno Barbey.
Holi Festival, Dubai . A day to rid oneself of past errors and conflicts by meeting others. A day to forgive and forget and simply recognize friendship. Originating in India, this night in Dubai brought many nationalities together in a unifying warm spirit. Carrie Larose from Toronto, Canada is in Dubai on vacation and rocks to the electronic “rave” that was indeed a part of the fest.
One of my top students in a recent Dubai photo workshop is also an excellent smoke ring expert. Nadja Wohlleben really knows how to handle the shisha pipe so prevalent here in Dubai
It is the nastiest windiest snowiest night of this winter in the outer banks. I am staying home. So I am pretending I am in Malaysia where I once saw elephants tortured by fire to tame them for work.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR LENS
PART OF AN ONGOING SERIES OF PHOTO TIPS..THIS #3
I am starting a new spontaneous off the cuff iPhone reality YouTube series with photo tips from home (as is this) and also letting you meet some of the fascinating people I know in this business from all over the world. Some of them might be very useful for you to know. All in the name of letting you know whatsup in the world of photography and the arts…Cheers, David