Portraits of Jerusalem
In 2019, for the first time, I photographed at the Western Wall and other sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. The impetus for my travel to this area to photograph was the interplay between my Arabian and Jewish roots. When I found that so many people were dressed in black and white it only seemed natural that my photographs should be in black and white as well.
I shot my pictures from the same level as my subjects (or even from below when that was possible) giving me the sense that I could look into them more deeply and imagine their thoughts. The first image entitled Reverence shows both the deep reflection of the elder along with the reverence of the child. The child’s focus and that of my camera are on the elder. The backdrop is the historic 2000+-year old wall.