With today’s hectic pace of life, everyone occasionally needs to press pause and take a breather … to relax and reflect in the present, to be mindful of the now. This past weekend, we did just that. I first visited the Chedi in Muscat over eight years ago and have since stayed many times, most notably to celebrate my turning 30 and more recently to launch the Land Rover LR3 in 2005. Any visit to Muscat in fact, warrants a visit even if just for lunch.
I have finally got the long promised video edited post my talk, last November, at Gulf Photo Plus’s Slidefest about my adventure racing photography and ‘Endurance’ movie. Gulf Photo Plus is a great platform for photographers and photography at all levels in the Middle East. They organise workshops, sell cool gear and Slidefest offers a fantastic opportunity for all those involved to talk about their personal projects.
Eight years ago, I remember doing a presentation to the Land Rover PR and advertising agencies about an expedition covering the footsteps of the explorer, Sir Wilfred Thesinger. In the mid 1900′s, Thesinger twice walked the Empty Quarter, one of the largest deserts in the world encompassing Oman, Saudi Arabia and what is now the UAE. With a small caravan of camels and for months on end, he covered 1,500km of desert wilderness on foot, immersing himself with the locals throughout the journey.
Sir Wilfred sadly passed away nine years ago but he left with us a great source of inspiration and lot’s of nice books; the very same books and old maps that inspired me to pitch the idea for an overland trip in the Liwa Oasis. Read the full post >>
As a photographer, it’s fascinating to observe how two shoots can be so similar, yet at the same time polar opposites. In this case, they were only a week apart, one shooting football stars and the other some guys from the world of advertising
Footballers are of course, well rehearsed in shining on a pitch, entertaining the masses with their skillful ball play Read the full post >>
“Life is crazy short so my motto is simple. Pursue your passions, follow your dreams and embrace all that this life has to offer. This blog exists to tell the tales of my life as a creative producer, visual artist and intrepid adventurer dedicated to living by this motto. I hope it sticks. Cheers Wouter.”