cairo – minia – cairo

May 25th, 2012

some images from my trip down south to minia.
egypt’s countryside reminds me very much of central india.
all flat, small villages and towns under an unmerciful sun.
travelling in the train with the doors wide open, the cigarette has a certain freedom-taste to it, haha.

went there with philipp spalek, one of the few young german photographers that still have balls. check out his great work on copts in egypt: http://pspfoto.de/

felt a bit odd as we’re both working on the same story and finding ourselves shooting the same places and situations over and over again. never mind though, was great fun being at the site of a christian pilgrimage and sharing the experience of intense heat and lots of people, shit, piss, trash and blood.

back in cairo by now, day off on the islamic saturday, tomorrow off to alexandria.