Author Archive for david alan harvey
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A pretty typical I’m on vacation shot. Why? Well because for the last few days I’ve been on a pretty typical vacation. Drinks by the pool, the whole bit. Not very “typical” for me at all. Rare. Yet after Dubai/Sharja exhibit/photo fest and then straight to Bangkok for a week long photo workshop, I needed a break here in Phuket. My intent was of course to shoot for my ongoing BeachGames project, yet I’ve made very few serious pictures. Mood and timing are everything. It’s never about “place”. I head back to my outer banks front porch tomorrow, so maybe today I will make a worthy photo for the book. In the meantime I’ll enjoy some chill time. After all I’m never ever far from a beach. I’m a beach boy to the core. So BeachGames is everywhere all the time in my case. I always tell my students to shoot their real life or at least use what’s really inside them to reflect in their work. For sure I always practice what I preach. Stay tuned to see if I can get a real picture here. In the meantime I’m headed for breakfast by the pool. 🎈
Bangkok. Shot today for my “Dream Hotel” series. This is a project I actually started 5 years ago, yet it’s been on the back burner all this time. It will most likely be a zine rather than a book. This hotel swimming pool will be the location for our Magnum workshops final slideshow of student work from Jacob Aue Sobel’s class and mine as well. If you are in town, come to the Dream Hotel rooftop pool at 7pm Saturday 10-29.
For my series “Dream Hotel”. My role here in Bangkok is to be guiding and mentoring my 14 students in our @magnumphotos workshop here. We are parallel with Jacob Aue Sobol and we’ve had joint sessions with our respective classes. Pictured here is Olivia Aviña Estévez who is assisting me with our class. After the workshop I will be full on shooting for Dream Hotel and BeachGames projects. @jacobauesobolnew @oliweirdtwist #bangkok
Here in Bangkok it’s been all so far hanging poster print show and mostly dealing with time reverse. Our workshops start Sunday. So I haven’t had time to really shoot yet. Heading out now for a bit of night shooting, Yet even when I’m not on the case shooting heavy I sketch and play with my iPhone.
I think I can speak here properly for all the international photographers and organizations who were guests here for the first Xposure International Photo Festival in Sharjah UAE in expressing our gratitude for exceptional hospitality. The big warm. His Excellency Sheikh Sultan (center) made it happen by reaching out to World Press Photo, The Associated Press, Magnum, Canon, and about 25 iconic photographers to create workshops, seminars and exhibitions. As photography gains incredible popularity world wide , Sheikh Sultan’s own personal interest in photography has manifested itself here in Sharjah. a cultural and art center here in the Emirates. Check out www.Xposure.AE. Sheikh Sultan is flanked here by General Humad Al Hudaidi and his son Mohammed. Thank you. Shokran. @xposurexpf
Old Dubai. One of my photographs on exhibit at the Xposure International Photo Festival in Sharjah UAE. There are just two days left for this wide range of photo exhibitions , workshops, and equipment displays. I will lead a Magnum panel discussion at 7pm this evening with Carolyn Drake and Ian Berry. Please join us.@magnumphotos