The first thing you think when you land in Dubai, as you walk into the airport: Damn, this makes our airports in NYC look like hovels. They got trees growing inside, for God’s sake.
The moment you leave the airport, the second you walk outside, it hits you: you have walked into a really hot steam room.
Daily temperatures over 100º Fahrenheit are an every day matter. Surprisingly when you go out of town and go to the desert it’s cooler (possibly because there isn’t any AC dumping hot air into the streets?).
All I could think of in Dubai was Kipling’s line, “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.”
That’s why this collection is so different from all the others. Everyone goes from one air-conditioned venue to another via air-conditioned cars. Hence there are no street shots of people because there are no people in the streets.
Street shooting in Dubai consists of recording the amazing infrastructure and buildings. It is an astounding place.