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Some months ago I started blogging about an injury and subsequent recovery from surgery. I’ve taken those posts down, deciding against documenting my recovery here. Mostly because I want to write about it without taking pictures, and this is — aspirationally — a photo blog. I don’t really have a lot to say about photographing.…More

Iraq on my Mind

It was fun writing the recent set of vignettes, reliving the warm gold of Kurdish summer in 2019. But it begs the question: it’s 2021, why am I stuck in 2019?More

Heavenly Sunset

☀️ Somewhere outside Sulaymaniyah city. Kurdistan, Iraq, 2019. This spot was one of those heaven-on-earth encounters. At sunset, the farmers would herd cows and geese across the lower slope of the mountains, towards the village. From the top of the ridge, where @ihsanibraheem and I were waiting with cameras at the ready, you could hear the odd…More

Chai Seller

☀️ Sulaymaniyah city. Kurdistan, Iraq, 2019. At the top of the mountain, after Ihsan and I were done chasing frames of paragliders in the sunset, it was time to have tea. Of course, there was a tea merchant on the mountain top (along with vendors selling food), with his samovar and glasses and sugar vats gleaming in…More

Kurdish Twilight

☀️ 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…More

Kurdish Sunset

☀️ Sulaymaniyah city. Kurdistan, Iraq, 2019. This picture was taken around the same time, and from the same spot, as the one in the last post. I made a lot of photos that evening. The light was incredible like the view, and there were all kinds of interesting things happening. I love how the Shasti…More