cairo – minia – cairo

May 25th, 2012

I have been traveling a lot like always, and it is amazing how in each trip I can find something new to take home with me. The cultural experience is really fulfilling and exciting. For this post I got you  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.

I went there with Philipp Spalek, one of the few young german photographers that still have balls, you can check out his great work on copts in egypt: and I also got the opportunity to meet with another great photographer that is really experienced, she travels all over the world to do wedding photos and other themes, and you can check her in Camarie’s website and look for her works to get a little of inspiration.

I 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.

Now I’m back in Cairo by now, day off on the islamic saturday, and tomorrow off to Alexandria for more photography adventures.