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Photo Walk | Documenting Facades with Hussain AlMoosawi

Instructor: Hussain AlMoosawi

Join us for a photo walk in Abu Dhabi and gain an insight into the creative, conceptual, and technical process of Hussain AlMoosawi’s UAE architectural heritage project.

Workshop Date

Saturday, December 14, 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
1-day workshop
AED 295.00
What's Covered

Forming a series of typologies, Emirati artist, photographer and graphic designer Hussain AlMoosawi has been documenting the UAE’s building facades. If you saw his exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus, Facade to Facade, you probably stared at those perfectly symmetrical facades, scratched your head and wondered, “How does he do it?”

 

After spending several years living and working in Australia, he was motivated to document the amazing changes he witnessed in his country each time he travelled home. Hussain’s project has developed a visual classification system for buildings in the UAE, regardless of their type, scale and age. The symmetry and repetition of shapes and patterns keeps the viewer cycling over the image, floor by floor, considering the meaning of any variation found.

 

In this photo walk Hussain will take you through the conception of the series as a method for documenting the UAE’s architectural heritage. You will gain an insight into the technical expertise Hussain employs throughout his images, focusing tightly on the building facades and eliminating external data such as geographic and situational context. Journey out into the metropolis of Abu Dhabi at sunset, in search of some of Hussain’s favourite buildings, while observing his complex and precise approach to architectural documentation. You will learn first-hand the challenges of working with light and the best times of the day to shoot for different buildings and their angles. Images captured, you will return to Warehouse421 for a demonstration of Hussain’s masterful post-production to the final image.

Forming a series of typologies, Emirati artist, photographer and graphic designer Hussain AlMoosawi has been documenting the UAE’s building facades. If you saw his exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus, Facade to Facade, you probably stared at those perfectly symmetrical facades, scratched your head and wondered, “How does he do it?”

 

After spending several years living and working in Australia, he was motivated to document the amazing changes he witnessed in his country each time he travelled home. Hussain’s project has developed a visual classification system for buildings in the UAE, regardless of their type, scale and age. The symmetry and repetition of shapes and patterns keeps the viewer cycling over the image, floor by floor, considering the meaning of any variation found.

 

In this photo walk Hussain will take you through the conception of the series as a method for documenting the UAE’s architectural heritage. You will gain an insight into the technical expertise Hussain employs throughout his images, focusing tightly on the building facades and eliminating external data such as geographic and situational context. Journey out into the metropolis of Abu Dhabi at sunset, in search of some of Hussain’s favourite buildings, while observing his complex and precise approach to architectural documentation. You will learn first-hand the challenges of working with light and the best times of the day to shoot for different buildings and their angles. Images captured, you will return to Warehouse421 for a demonstration of Hussain’s masterful post-production to the final image.

what's included
  • 3-hour photo walk with demonstration of technique 
  • Editing demonstration
  • 3-hour photo walk with demonstration of technique 
  • Editing demonstration
who should attend
  • Suitable for all. This workshop assumes no prior knowledge of photography. 
  • Please note: This is an observational photo walk which provides an insight into the creative, conceptual and technical process of the photographer. Due to the specialised equipment required and limited time, this is not a hands-on technical workshop. Participants are, however, invited to document their surroundings during the photo walk with the equipment they have, be it a fancy camera or a smartphone - All are welcome.
  • Suitable for all. This workshop assumes no prior knowledge of photography. 
  • Please note: This is an observational photo walk which provides an insight into the creative, conceptual and technical process of the photographer. Due to the specialised equipment required and limited time, this is not a hands-on technical workshop. Participants are, however, invited to document their surroundings during the photo walk with the equipment they have, be it a fancy camera or a smartphone - All are welcome.
What to bring
  • A smartphone or camera 
  • If you wish to document facades on-the-go, we recommend a camera with a minimum 100mm+ lens.
  • A smartphone or camera 
  • If you wish to document facades on-the-go, we recommend a camera with a minimum 100mm+ lens.
Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel your photo walk a minimum of 7 days in advance of your photo walk, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date(s).
  • If you cancel your photo walk a minimum of 5 days in advance of your photo walk, no refund will be issued but you may be rescheduled to another date(s).
  • If you cancel your photo walk less than 5 days in advance of your photo walk, no refund and no reschedule is possible.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Photo walks can be rescheduled within 1 month of the original booking and within the same photo walk type, only if there is availability on the new date requested. 
  • Bookings can only be transferred ONCE. If you transfer your photo walk booking and later wish to cancel it, we will not be able to refund or reschedule you under any circumstances. 
  • You must be 18 or older to attend this photo walk. If you are younger than 18 or booking for someone under 18 years of age, please contact us first and we will be happy to advise you.
Please Note: Our classes are open to ANY brand of camera: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji and any other intermediate to advanced cameras (As long as they have manual controls i.e. NOT point-and-shoots) are welcome!

Workshop Date

Saturday, December 14, 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
1-day workshop
AED 295.00