Inspiration Thursday: The Power of Documentary | Al-Ain Family Photographer

I came across this article a few days ago. It's about a photographer that tracked down people he photographed in the street 40 years ago. At first, I couldn't believe it, but when I actually saw the picture.. my God. These are the people from the photos, only much, much younger.

It was very interesting to see how some people are still pretty much the same, despite all the years. Some people took a turn for the worse. Some people "appear to" have turned their lives around. This is the power of documentary photography.

Made me really realize, how, at least for me, it is very important to set goals in life. And how, if you don't know where you're going, you will end up going nowhere at all. I am visualizing a new year full of family photography sessions here in Dubai, lots of newborn photography and hopefully some glamour sessions to add to the mix. I guess it's time to hit those planners. 2017 here we come!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Inspiration Thursday: Street Photography with a Twist | Dubai Family Photographer

I had another article lined up to share with you guys this week, but when an article highlighting street photographer Melissa Breyer's work popped up on my feed, I just couldn't resist. I'm a huge fan of emotive black and white photography, and when it's paired with street photography, then to me, this just hits all sorts of jackpots. 

Melissa explores a common theme of contemplation and introspection amidst the hustle and bustle of every day life in New York city. Her work is amazing. Below are some of my favorite images. You can check out the rest of her work here.