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.


About Lana Photographs by Lana Abu-Shaheen

Lana Abu-Shaheen is a Dubai family photographer and birth photographer offering in-home and on-location sessions and specializing in documentary and lifestyle photography. If you are looking for a photographer in Dubai or the United Arab Emirates to document your family's story, or any important event or milestone, please contact her for a session

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