November 18, 2013
Just in case you ever wondered what I was doing in Dubai past September, I will post some of the work we did there. I was part of a very big crew, with photographer Hans van Brakel as head of the team, shooting food and many things more for Emirates. We worked hard, it was terribly hot, but thanks to my terrific and super great assistant John Carter we were able to pull it off. John showed me all around Dubai, where to shop for useful things or where find the foods we needed or even how to say a couple of Arabic words or behave properly. He took me to places I had never been to before. We ate camel burgers and ice cream made from camel milk whilst shopping. But more importantly he helped style these pictures, and was a real treasure cooling things down all the time, which doesn’t sound impressive now, but wait until you have to work with crisp herbs and fresh fruit in the middle of the dessert and you’ll know what I mean.
We had a great time, thank you fantastic crew, I’m really happy with the way it turned out.