☀️ Sulaymaniyah city. Kurdistan, Iraq, 2019.
One of many landing outtakes, as paragliders (you can see one of them in the first post) attempted landing on the same ridge they took off from on Goizha mountain. Demonstrably harder that it sounds, as the wind was howling around the mountain that evening. The crowds gathered —Ihsan and myself among them— had little respect for how much space a paraglider needs in case of any missteps.
I lived in Kurdistan, Iraq for a year in 2019, working for an American aid group.
In the middle of 2019, Fujifilm asked me to be one of a handful of X-Photographers launching the brand new X-Pro3 — here’s the write up and a ton of photos.
I could never have made the promo movie on my own. Luckily, Ihsan Ibraheem (a filmmaker who was also my colleague) was keen to take on the promo movie on. I saw the excellence that Ihsan brought to work everyday, and was stoked to work with him. So proud to star in the movie he made. Read about our working process.