Starting the 1st September, I’m looking for a strong right hand to join the business, a dynamic character to take the lead in new business and brand communication.
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Over the last few months, our team has been working hard on bringing together a fully-fledged corporate coffee table book for the second biggest oil company in Oman. Towards the end of 2012, they have a celebratory sales conference making it the perf
ect occasion to document what the brand has achieved and their vision for the future. Tim, our copywriter, has been interviewing different members within the organisation, external partners and ministry officials, to capture their personal stories and record what makes the company so unique. Whilst I’ve been travelling to Oman to photograph their oil operation, artists are working on sketches and the design team is putting the initial pages together so it’s been all hands on deck with creativity let loose.
I would love to reflect a bit on my Oman time related to this project. I’ve been travelling around the region for a decade now and every time I am blown away by the joys of working with Omani’s. They really have found their Read the full post >>
The other day at a Nike gig, I was introduced to a media crowd as an ultra distance runner. Thanks Tom Woolf at PTX … it does feel good that my Gobi March noise had some spin off. Flattery-aside however, it made me wonder how much longer I can mainta
in this running title when my runners are currently collecting dust. I’ve not run for a while. Do I miss it? Hell yeah. So, why don’t I get going?
I can train my butt off, rising at any odd hour of the day to go out for long training sessions and have done so for the 250km Gobi desert run and various other marathons and triathlons. But dedicating myself to Read the full post >>
I recently had the privilege of shooting one of Tarek Qaddumi’s projects. Tarek is a dynamic architect. Taking a very clean approach to his work, he follows unconventional forms and experiments with different materials. In fact, his style is so simplistic that Dubai Municipality rejected the first drawing of the Al Manara building on Sheikh Zayed Road because it wasn’t fancy enough! Thankfully, Tarek found a way to incorporate his strong lines, eye for detail and natural features whilst still keeping the local government powers that be happy.
What makes this building so unique is his use of materials; the floating copper cladding which will change colour with time giving it even more character in years ahead and the use of Read the full post >>
The local boys love their football so it was great to be standing on the pitch for this years Etisalat Cup final where two Dubai-based football teams, Al Shabab and Al Ahli, went up for the wins. I remember shooting the Presidents Cup a few years bac
k for the FIFA Club World Cup pitch book and the crowd just went crazy. Football clearly unites people. In a football team, players play together for a shared goal. In a fan club, fans rally behind their favorite team to provide moral support. It does bring people together.
What I love in the Middle East is that you can walk away from a great match and not have to worry about being beaten up. Instead you’re treated to a spectacle of ecstatic revellers who use their dressed up 4×4′s to drive
the hotel industry and joined the Land Rover Regional Office marketing team. April FIVE years ago, I set up my own company. April THREE years ago, I got married. April TWO years ago, our first child was born.
ALL IN APRIL – it’s crazy. Amazing how life creates paths for us all.
So a BIG thank you to Dubai. A BIG thank you to all the amazing people I’ve met and who have supported me tremendously along the way. And a BIG kiss to my wife Kiki Read the full post >>
The Burj Al Arab hotel, or Arabian Tower as it translates to, brings back good memories. It’s this hotel that first brought me to Dubai in 2002 to manage one of their outlets. What they manage to pull off at ‘The Burj’ is utterly unique and certainly
makes them stand out from the crowd so when Nike called about a PR shoot at the hotel, how could I refuse?
The gig was short and sweet, with a group of regional media trying out their new Nike Frees. The Frees are their version to nearly bare feet running. We met at the pampering Assawan spa where the ‘athletes’ changed into cool Read the full post >>
in studio Capital D. This time round, a website refresh demanded new imagery of the crew.
The brief? Individual portraits and a daring groupshot to reflect the Desert River personality and vibe. Fun and engaging. We set up a mini studio in their warehouse with a white seamless backdrop and a few soft boxes to light up the ‘models’. On stage, Read the full post >>
This was an event that redefined insanity. In my eyes, the entire escapade is totally reckless yet at the same time, it’s entertaining and awe-inspiring to watch. I massively enjoyed my time at the Red Bull X Fighters in Dubai Marina recently.
I captured some unbelievable stunt work that more resembled aerobatics than motocross … think back flips, side flip, triple flips. Flipper at its best. Check out my favourites in this speedroll.
On BIG occasions we pack the flagship Hasselblad H4D 50, especially when size matters. Fifty megapixels in each individual frame makes for an insane amount of detail. For this shoot, we were filling up a 64m x 24m billboard so yes producing a substan
We were shooting the new little red Skoda Fabia. I did some extensive location scouting and the rugged mountain backdrop is what matched the brand positioning best. I’m a strong believer in early morning light so subtracting the 1 ½ drive to get Read the full post >>
The Power of Dreaming I spent a great morning with friends seeing Robin Sharma speak at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. I’m a big fan of Robin’s work. In fact, his book, ‘The Monk that sold his Ferrari’ is what gave me the initial impetus to do wha
t I do now. For that alone I am eternally grateful, because nothing beats making a career from what you love to do.
Last summer, I spent a wonderful few days in Toronto attending Sharma’s Entrepreneurial seminar. I did a great scribble post event here http://www.wouterkingmablog.com/?p=1. I guess my excitement proved contagious as this time, with Robin being only an hour or so drive away, we collected a crowd of nine and headed down to Abu Dhabi. A two-hour presentation was without doubt 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.”