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new painting } the eves and thilo

I finished this painting around ten days ago, and instead of photographing myself with it as I usually do with my finished paintings, I wanted to share that fun with a few of the special women in my life. Thanks to my sister Yasmine for thinking about asking her colleague photographer Thilo Mayer to take […]

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to build a web

My friend Deena introduced me to the coolest photo editing app ever, Image Blender, and I’ve been playing with it ever since. Here are some images and a video I made using the app last night and this morning.

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for instagram

Every now and then I put a little effort into an Instagram shot. This isn’t perfect, but the thing I like about Instagram is its ‘homemade’ aspect, and I’m a homemade kind of girly. 

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david comes back to town

What more appropriate song for a fun (and bittersweet) day with Dave than Soft Cell’s Say Hello Wave Goodbye? I couldn’t be happier when my high school friend David Dobson said he’d be stopping over on his way back from Jaipur to the US. David never fails to make me laugh. And of course what little time […]

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my fourteen for 2013

So I didn’t celebrate Christmas and I think New Year’s is over-rated, but you know what? I’m not going to sit this one out. As self-important as it is, I shamelessly present my top fourteen posts for 2013. I chose these for different reasons; some because I love the work, others because they remind me […]

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david comes to town } day two

I know I’m posting these so belatedly, but I want them to be on my PGB record. And what better way to capture the Spirit of David than these photos taken around Kuwait. So this is how the day went: Al-Hamra Shopping Mall at 10 where David nearly got a heart attack upon approaching the […]

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looking for lost keys in the desert

Our original plan was to do one shoot with David, get that done with and explore Kuwait’s other treasures. We had so much fun on Saturday that we decided to come back. Also, we had some keys and sunglasses to find. We found the glasses but not the keys. It was very gusty this time […]

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david comes to town } day one

I really wish I wrote and posted this on the day itself. I just didn’t have the time to do it. What I document here is a mere fraction of what we did and a tiny memory taken from my newly acquired bank of good feeling and fun.

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a visit from a dear friend yields photographic fruit

A dear friend of mine visited me this weekend. David Dobson. David is a professional photographer and amateur side-splitter. The last time I had seen David was in the Cairo American College auditorium where I bid him a warm good-bye. I really liked David in high school. He not only made everyone laugh but you […]

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kiss & cut } the exhibition } mohammed alkandari’s photos

I’m finally posting my brother Mohammed’s photos of the opening night of my exhibition Kiss & Cut. Unfortunately, he was having trouble with his camera and wasn’t too happy with what he took. But to me it’s not about the final photos. It’s a personal appreciation of his being there and capturing the moments that […]

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a blast from the very near past } a behind-the-scenes look at pgb3

Here are some PGB3 preparation pictures that I didn’t print with the first onslaught of PGB3 photos. I just figured that people had ODed on the show. So a few behind-the-scenes shots taken by Faisal Al Fouzan who was kind enough to come and promote my exhibition through his brilliant photos. There are a couple […]

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pgb3 perspectives } mohammed alkandari

Every year, a vital part of my PGB exhibitions are my brother Mohammed’s photos and Mohammed himself. He flew in early from Bahrain to be at the exhibition, and that means the world to me. Thanks, Mo.

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pgb3 perspectives } ahmad al shammeri

Above is a series of photos sent to me by another pgb3 guest Ahmad Al Shammeri. His photos made me smile because a. I thought that I had seen every single angle the works could be photographed from and b. the series includes photos of people who are really dear to me (my brothers Mohammed […]

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a visit from faisal the f

I find superlatives pointless. They’re hyperbolic and highly arguable. But I’m going to say this with complete conviction: Faisal Al Fouzan, aka Faisal the F, is the best Instagrammer this country has to offer.  I am, mind you, prepared to be convinced otherwise. I just don’t see it happening. This morning on a visit to […]

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postcards and feet

This is the progression of my postcards over the past few weeks. And in true Instagram fashion, my feet just had to be in the shots.

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rawiya } the other resurrection

I got a sneak peek this morning at CAP’s exhibition The Other Resurrection, a collection of photos by the Rawiya collective, a group of six Arab and Irani female photographers with a story to tell: Dalia Khamissy, Laura Boushnak, Myriam Abdelaziz, Newsha Tobakolian, Tamara Abdel Hadi and Tanya Habjouka. Go to capkuwait.com for details. Like […]

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Dar Al-Funoon } Bader Albassam

One of our trips this morning took us to Dar Al-Funoon gallery in Sharq. We were hoping to get a glimpse of tomorrow night’s show by Kuwaiti photographer Bader Albassam. And we did. I really enjoyed gazing at his prints, done with standard film and natural lighting. Taken on his trips to countries such as […]

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Homes|I Own Art Too!|Part I

  I’m always waiting to receive photos of my works in their new homes (hint, hint to everyone who’s promised to send me a picture and hasn’t!). I do get so excited when I finally do. And then I thought: wait a minute, I’ve got my own little collection of paintings and photographs I’d like […]

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Photographing Eves on a Monday

          Jana came in this morning to photograph the complete Stories of Eves collection. I tried to set up the studio the best way I could to achieve maximum efficiency. I love to feel that I can win over time, so I’m always finding ways to reduce it. So much that […]

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Sometimes I Think I’m a Photographer|Fatima El Hajj Exhibition at the FA Gallery

I had a very busy morning yesterday. It was one of those mornings you feel were worth getting out of bed and driving around town for. Good company, a big jar of assorted eye candy and a healthy dose of cultural adrenaline. After the car show, I drove to the FA Gallery to see Lebanese […]

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A Night With Yousef at the Avenues

These were taken at an event raising awareness to keep Kuwait clean. The event was organized and headed by Ms. Iqbal Al-Eissa, Jana’s mom. My mom was involved as well so you can say it was a bit of a family affair.

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