Moon photography is very underrated Knowing where to stand Running to catch that frame Having the right gear Knowing how to use that gear Endless trial and error Bloody clouds I could go on, but I’ve been shooting this object back when all I had was a phone with a camera in it and I just can’t stop #WHPoneday #QamarSeries @burjkhalifa #DearMoon

20 February, 2019

I was gona make a WHP for this one but decided to use my buddy @ramimansourr’s one. I always try to show scale in my #MasjidSeries project, so this one fits perfectly 🕌 – #whphumanscale #whpuptome

17 February, 2019

This really should be a trending #WHP – #WHPuptome #QamarSeries #DearMoon

17 February, 2019

Not everyday …

15 February, 2019

Apparently, the sun sets a few minutes after up here than down there Thanks @burjkhalifa for this insane view #BurjKhalifALJVD

13 February, 2019

Doing my thing

11 February, 2019

Love is in the air – #WHP️

10 February, 2019

Shooting a 1000 meals w/ @olaaaly – #WHPcolorWheel #ALJVDrone

4 February, 2019

Thought I’d post this right side up – #MasjidSeries #WHPcolorwheel #ShotoniPhone #ShotoniPhonexsmax

2 February, 2019

A tough trip. But a good trip ️ – If you’ve been around here a while you’ve seen this post before. But if you are new here, this is one of my favorite shots ever. Things you don’t expect, but when the moment happens, you must be ready to snap in a milli second – #shotoniphone #whpmovement

29 January, 2019

Lining up something that travels over 3000 km/hr can be challenging – #QamarSeries #WHPmovement #DearMoon

27 January, 2019

Mega City 1 – @istanbul #shotoniphone #shotoniphone7plus

26 January, 2019

Enough said.

22 January, 2019

Give & Take – #meandtheviewat42 @dubai

22 January, 2019

Just remember, your body temperature only needs to go up a few degrees to really mess you up. So when you hear the Earth’s temperature may rise 2 degrees it’s f’ing serious and potentially lethal – #ClimateChange

21 January, 2019

Not here – #ALJVDtravels #WHPwanderlust #ppframed

20 January, 2019

Framed by Earth – #PPframed #WHPwanderlust

19 January, 2019

Yesterday

18 January, 2019

The chase never ends – #QamarSeries

17 January, 2019

An egg is the most liked picture on @instagram. 2019 – Anyways, something that I think inspires us all. At least me. Shot on a 400mm lens. – #Whpinspiredby #Qamarseries #DearMoon

14 January, 2019

Quite allot of what inspires me can we summed up in this picture. History and good people to name a few. – #ALJVDtravels #WHPinspiredby #DameTraveler

13 January, 2019

Who inspires you? – #ALJVDtravels #WHPinspiredby #MasjidSeries

12 January, 2019

all you need – #Masjidseries #Istanbul

9 January, 2019

In 2019 @instagram unexpectedly let’s you post full size images – #MasjidSeries #whpunexpected #aljvdtravels

5 January, 2019

Let’s begin – #ALJVDrone #MasjidSeries

1 January, 2019

Don’t be lazy – #whpresolutions2019 #ALJVDrone #Fromwhereidrone #DJIcreator

30 December, 2018

Describe your 2018 in one word Mine is “Persevere”

29 December, 2018

💞 First Sight – 2018, you were weird – #WHPresolutions2019 – don’t be lazy, if you have an idea just go create it – #ALJVDrone #Fromwhereidrone #DJIcreator

29 December, 2018

Moon Walk – #QamarSeries #DearMoon

27 December, 2018

🎣 | #ALJVDrone

25 December, 2018

Mars Rising – Shot with 400mm 2.8 on #A7riii – #Qamarseries #DearMoon #WHPmagical

24 December, 2018

“There is a key to every door, and a dawn to every dark night” – #DameTraveler #MasjidSeries #WHPNaturalLight

9 December, 2018

The second we realized they are all about to bank ➡️➡️➡️➡️✈️ – Happy #UAE47 🇦🇪 — #MasjidSeries #WHPLayers #PPdetails

2 December, 2018

“Some people come into your life as blessings. Others come into your life as lessons“ – #WHPLayers #PPdetails – Thanks for the ✅ @instagram

1 December, 2018

It’ll all align

28 November, 2018

Must be cool being a bird – #MasjidSeries #WHPsquares #ALJVDrone

26 November, 2018

There is a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for…

29 August, 2018

Enlightenment //

26 August, 2018

Feels good to fly again // . . .

25 August, 2018

Road to Nowhere // . . .

23 August, 2018

On a Journey .

22 August, 2018

Eid Mubarak

21 August, 2018

Pretty sure this is where they’ll land…anyone believe in ’s? . . . . .

20 August, 2018

It ain’t easy finding a different perspective in this city .

19 August, 2018

How to get this shot? Wake up before dawn drive on to a bridge a bit away from the city tell your friend to stop at the side when you see the light hit the perfectly, one click and get moving again before the authorities show up ️ .

19 August, 2018

Q: Hey Al how’d you get started in photography? . A: By walking around allot with a . 📸 .

19 August, 2018

Chasing fog at dawn . (Do not try this without safety measures)

18 August, 2018

That time I followed them around .

17 August, 2018

There is no one way .

16 August, 2018

“Either I will conquer Istanbul or Istanbul will conquer me” – Fatih Sultan Mehmet .

15 August, 2018

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light” – Aristotle .

13 August, 2018

Spot the ️ .

13 August, 2018

Hide n Seek ️ .

12 August, 2018

This is a …… and there is a man on a …. .

11 August, 2018

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10 August, 2018

Escape // . . . . .

9 August, 2018

See you soon . . . . .

7 August, 2018

Explore Together //

6 August, 2018

“People are of two types. They are either your brothers in faith or equals in humanity” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib .

4 August, 2018

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do” – Dylan .

29 July, 2018

Rave Mode .

28 July, 2018

“Remember, the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you” – Rumi –

22 July, 2018

Shoot it differently

21 July, 2018

Fog meets corner //

21 July, 2018

🌒bsessed .

18 July, 2018

Never forget 3 types of people in your life: . Who helped you in your difficult times . Who left you in your difficult times . Who put you in difficult times •

11 July, 2018

“What you seek is seeking you” .

9 July, 2018

“Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right” – Pope Francis .

7 July, 2018

w a v e |

3 July, 2018

My favorite place to break away from the city, another side of the Emirate of Dubai – Hatta ⛰ .

1 July, 2018

Oil helped, but it’s aviation that really took to the top ️ •

30 June, 2018

“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens…I’ve been knocking from the inside” – Rumi .

29 June, 2018

🚁 |

28 June, 2018

“The lamps are different but the light is the same” – Rumi .

27 June, 2018

Maze Runner

25 June, 2018

“Not All Who Wander Are Lost” . How to perfectly describe my friend .ahli. If you love Iceland you may want to check her stories .

23 June, 2018

Beam me Up |

18 June, 2018

Either the beginning or the end .

17 June, 2018

“An Awesome “ .

11 June, 2018

“There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into light” – Rumi .

4 June, 2018

Moon Chase Time Again 🏻‍♂️ . Still can’t believe I was able to shoot this. This also happens to be a very popular print . It’s being exhibited as part of the at .

28 May, 2018

Anti Gravity ️🗺🏗 | . . .

21 May, 2018

“Sometimes, it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place” .

19 May, 2018

The Wait .

19 May, 2018

Staycation | . . .

17 May, 2018

“So remember me; I will remember you” – Quran 2:152 .

16 May, 2018

Abstracting | .

14 May, 2018

“It is your light that lights the Worlds” . . P.S this is a single exposure 🐪

12 May, 2018

If there is one country I’d like to go back to, it would be Morocco 🇲🇦 . P.S This is how it was supposed to be posted .

9 May, 2018

One of my favorite places in – The Ras Al Khor Sanctuary. Hard to believe this is basically in the heart of the city .

5 May, 2018

It’s less what the eyes sees and more what the soul feels •

27 April, 2018

Happy Earth Day ️🐪🌲 .

22 April, 2018

“If only there was some kind of an infinite power source that was free to use all day every day” . cc

21 April, 2018

Keep those communities green. Climate change is a race against time 🌲 .

21 April, 2018

93,000,000 miles ️

19 April, 2018

“You yourself are your own obstacle. Rise above yourself” – Hafiz . . . .

17 April, 2018

Where they are happiest |

15 April, 2018

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” .

14 April, 2018

Family Portrait |

12 April, 2018

Hats off to the folks that built this road | . .

11 April, 2018

You know what to do as summer kicks in .

10 April, 2018

Parking Goals 🛥 | . . . .

9 April, 2018

No to short cuts | . . .

8 April, 2018

My favorite shot from the Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 trip

6 April, 2018

You’ll find all sorts of architectural gems here 🏛🕌🇦🇿 .

4 April, 2018

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life” – Prince . P.S he’s fine

3 April, 2018

While you were asleep .

1 April, 2018

Some sunrises are just mad .

28 March, 2018

B A N K

27 March, 2018

Northern Emirate Adventures .

25 March, 2018

The Show Must Go On .

24 March, 2018

The more you know, the more you know that you don’t know .

23 March, 2018

I N C E P T E D 🏙 .

20 March, 2018

Hope | . . .

20 March, 2018

Anti Gravity Portal |

18 March, 2018

B A K U . A city determined to shed its Soviet past with the most remarkable architectural structures I’ve seen in a while .

17 March, 2018

Good Bye Winter

13 March, 2018

Went fishing yesterday | . . .

11 March, 2018

Landing Spots | . . .

10 March, 2018

A sanctuary in the heart of the city .

4 March, 2018

One of the reasons I love to visit places of worship is that I find allot of peace and tranquility in them. This isn’t strictly Masjids, I have found the same harmony in Churches, Temples and the like. The other reason is, being a photographer, I love to observe those searching for that same peace. .

4 March, 2018

Golden Hour in the old & new .

3 March, 2018

Peace in Seclusion .

1 March, 2018

1 super power, go … . . . .

27 February, 2018

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind . . . .

26 February, 2018

Future City .

25 February, 2018

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19 February, 2018

Abstract @passionpassport

18 February, 2018

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal” – Coelho @passionpassport

17 February, 2018

Showing the guests around 🇦🇪 . . . .

14 February, 2018

Showing the guests around @passionpassport @fromwhereidrone @djiglobal

14 February, 2018

The architecture, the history, the culture, the tolerance, the landscapes but most importantly the people, Oman 🇴🇲 truly is an amazing place. .

11 February, 2018

“Love is the soul’s light” . . Shot on @ 400mm.

10 February, 2018

– a city that lives in the past and the present. 🕌🕍🇹🇷 .

9 February, 2018

“Bloom Wherever You Are Planted” . This is one of my favorite shots from last year. It helped inspire my “Make Art from Art” blog post (link in bio). I really need to do more blogs this year, any suggestions on a topic? . Art work by .

7 February, 2018

getaway

6 February, 2018

Stuck in a Moment .

5 February, 2018

F r a m ️ d |

4 February, 2018

I chased the moon this weekend how was yours? . . Shot with

4 February, 2018

Depending on your hunger level you will either see Sim City or Sushi 🤷‍♂️ .

3 February, 2018

️ vs .

2 February, 2018

Cut Through ️ . . .

1 February, 2018

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand” – A. Adams . Excited for the upcoming Photo Week! The shoot out should be especially fun, supporting my boy this time! (Sorry ). Check out their page for more details . . Shot on

31 January, 2018

Returning 🇯🇴 .

29 January, 2018

Pure ️ . When a moment like this happens, your heart can do nothing but smile . Thank you for this moment 1/2 . . Shot with @ 400mm

28 January, 2018

Grateful . Finally posting one of my favorite shots from 🇲🇦 in full and b/w .

27 January, 2018

“Anyone can take a picture, but a person with a passion sees the picture before it’s taken” ️

23 January, 2018

“I’ll take the window “ .

22 January, 2018

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do” – Rumi .

22 January, 2018

Don’t put me in a box.

21 January, 2018

I’m told this makes a good print? . First time using borders in order to see the whole image because I couldn’t sacrifice any part of this cc .

17 January, 2018

The challenge is always to shoot what has not been shot . Shot with XT2 at 400mm .

16 January, 2018

Electrical Storm @burjkhalifa

15 January, 2018

Where you from? . . . . .

13 January, 2018

“A tree begins with a seed” . Doesn’t matter how many times I visit this place, I’m always in awe of it and walk away with a moment I was happy to capture @passionpassport @masjidseries

10 January, 2018

Piercing . . . .

8 January, 2018

| D X B . As part of taking celestial photography to the next level, finally decided to start merging multiple shots, in this instance showing the moon rise. By merging images I am also able to extract greater detail from the landscape. . . Shot with XT2 400mm

7 January, 2018

“There is a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for” – Rumi . 🇴🇲 is always a good idea. .

5 January, 2018

1/1/2018 Need to take the celestial photography to the next level this year. Hey we need a 🕺 up there . . Shot on @ 400mm

1 January, 2018

“One cannot judge the beauty of a path merely by looking at its entrance” – Coelho . 2017 – you were good .

31 December, 2017

More Portraits | More Light Play .

31 December, 2017

F I R S T L I G H T 🌤 . Aerial photography has been an absolute game changer for me this year. There is still so much to learn, especially in cinematography. Expect a ton of that next year, I’m just getting started. . . . . .

30 December, 2017

I don’t always shoot wide or b/w but when I do … . 12mm

28 December, 2017

Fog in the PM, that’s a first . . . . . .

23 December, 2017

S U S P E N D E 🌒 .

20 December, 2017

Fog Season was pretty short this year. But, I am told we may see some in the coming week ️️️ .

19 December, 2017

“Art is a never ending dance of illusions” – Dylan . Shot on XT2 at 200mm .

18 December, 2017

The calm before the ⛈ .

17 December, 2017

“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky” – Dylan . Shot on XT2 400mm .

13 December, 2017

Divide & Conquer . One of the very first shots

12 December, 2017

Push your Limits . One of Fursan Al Emarat’s legendary moves 🇦🇪 .

10 December, 2017

Roads were meant for journeys, not destinations . . . . . .

9 December, 2017

“Dream big, aspire high; unleash your talent; transform the talent into skills; hold tight to your values; and aim to leave a legacy behind” – Sheikh Khalfan Al Esry 🇴🇲 .

6 December, 2017

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Gretzky . It’s pretty cool watching this view with calling out which aero plane is about to cross. I got the best friends. . (Sure we can work together ) . ( dropping wisdom)

4 December, 2017

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears” – Rumi . Back in 🇴🇲 again for the second time this year. The people,the culture, the architecture everything about this country inspires me. Many more visits to come! .

2 December, 2017

“You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to” . Fursan Al Emarat 🇦🇪 XLVI .

1 December, 2017

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life” – Rumi . One of my favorite shots from our trip to Morocco 🇲🇦 earlier this year. I am so grateful for all the places I have been able to visit this year. Photography and the arts have completely transformed my life. This was all just a dream a few years ago . In Frame: .

27 November, 2017

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you” . Fursan Al Emarat @passionpassport @plotagraphpro

26 November, 2017

Deira – my favorite area in . You’ll find some architectural gems around the oldest part of town, all built in the 80s and 90s. .

25 November, 2017

Last Light in the City of Lights 🏙 |

22 November, 2017

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning” . Thankful for all the opportunities I’ve gotten this year .

18 November, 2017

Frame Scouting 🚁 w/ .ahli . Inspired by the legend ’s frame – go check out his account !! . . . . . .

14 November, 2017

“Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?” – Rumi .

13 November, 2017

Le Self Portrait | 🇦🇪 .

12 November, 2017

Mesmerized | .

11 November, 2017

Stranded in Beauty . . . .

8 November, 2017

“You’re not in front of me yet you’re all I see” – Ahmed Shawqi . I need to go back to 🇲🇦 .

5 November, 2017

Sunrise Surprise . . . .

2 November, 2017

After days of gloomy weather, the sun finally burst out and lit @istanbul perfectly @passionpassport

1 November, 2017

Divine Light ️🕌🏛 • Probably one of the most incredible buildings ever built, the Hagia Sofia. It’s nearly 1,500 years old. It’s dome almost feels suspended. It means so much to so many people. As one tourist said to me “this is heaven on earth”. • I reflected this shot because despite going to 3 times in 5 years the building still has major renovation works going on, which means one side is full of scaffolding. Hopefully when I’m back I’ll be able to capture this building properly in all its glory. •

27 October, 2017

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26 October, 2017

“Whatever you are thinking, think bigger” – Tony Hseih •

25 October, 2017

Doing what you like is Freedom | Liking what you do is Happiness

22 October, 2017

“Light will always find it’s way over darkness” .

21 October, 2017

Them sunsets are back 🏼 •

20 October, 2017

Drive enough in this country and you’ll end up seeing some pretty interesting things, like an abandoned Ilyushin parked neatly by the road ️ • Throwback to one of the first shots • . . . .

18 October, 2017

Their Everyday ️🚁🚛⛴🏗 • Super excited to be working on another cargo ship soon. I’ll be interviewing the crew and some of the port operation folks. I may have also gotten drone access. Film coming soon! • . . . . .

16 October, 2017

“Take your broken heart, make it into art” – Carrie Fisher •

15 October, 2017

Daily Commute 🚈🚁🛥 •

14 October, 2017

O M A R • He was playing in the middle of a crowded weekly market where I could barely hear him, so I took him to this little area, or stage if you will. Before we knew it there was a big crowd around us mesmerized by him •

12 October, 2017

“Bloom wherever you are planted” • “The Eclipse” by Jacob Hashimoto • Read my blog post on making Art out of Art (link in bio) •

9 October, 2017

End of the Khareef (monsoon) season ⛰ •

8 October, 2017

Where East & West Meet 🇹🇷 •

7 October, 2017

7:20am and a few fisherman are scattered around getting the daily catch 🦀🦑 . Sure I have a ton of beach shots from the ground, but it just looks more majestic a few feet up in the air 🙂 .

6 October, 2017

I’ve always wanted to fly. Nothing beats aerial vision. I also enjoy making films with this medium (video dropping soon) • Drone – best investment ever @passionpassport @fromwhereidrone

5 October, 2017

“Keep your head up in failure, and keep your head down in success” – Seinfeld •

2 October, 2017

Port Operations w/ 🚁️ • Global trade is one heck of a business. I’ve been lucky enough to witness some major port operations now. Hats off to everyone involved that keep trade going – not an easy job! •

1 October, 2017

I had a blast shooting nature for once. Definitely want to do more of this & visit this amazing country again 🇴🇲 •

30 September, 2017

Exploring Salalah •

29 September, 2017

“Got it” 🚁 .

28 September, 2017

I will never get sick of this view . 27/09/17 6:45am .

27 September, 2017

Transit ️ .

26 September, 2017

Master Yogi |

24 September, 2017

Always chasing the ☀️. Goodbye Summer? @passionpassport @minimalism

24 September, 2017

How to watch the show |

23 September, 2017

Marina 🛥 .

21 September, 2017

🚤🏘🌆🚗🌴

20 September, 2017

I used to walk this interchange. It’s become slightly more complicated over time.

19 September, 2017

🌎💚🎧 (for all those confused by what this is watch the video in bio @fromwhereidrone @plotagraphpro • 🎶 Massive Attack – Tear Drop

17 September, 2017

"You don't take a photograph, you make it" – Ansel Adams •

16 September, 2017

"What you seek is seeking you" – Rumi • 🕌

15 September, 2017

Storm Shield 🌳 • Can't say the mangrove systems found in the are yet but I'm working on it (check link in the bio) •

14 September, 2017

Carved Masterpieces 🏛 •

12 September, 2017

Layers of •

11 September, 2017

Them 🌅 are back @passionpassport

10 September, 2017

Natures Art 💚 (I couldn’t believe it either) 2/2 @fromwhereidrone @earth

7 September, 2017

Found 🌍’s heart

6 September, 2017

“We will not stop until every car on the road is electric” – @elonmusk ⚡️

5 September, 2017

Incepting @dubai @earth

4 September, 2017

The pristine untouched Liwa desert…well until we arrive

3 September, 2017

☀️ rise colors @burjkhalifa @dubai @plotagraphpro

2 September, 2017

I’d love to see some 🏎 cars go around here @f1 @fromwhereidrone

2 September, 2017

The first words spoken on the 🌗 • • Shot at 200mm, 1/250, ISO 200 with (yes I need to get a 400mm)

31 August, 2017

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do" – Rumi • • 14mm 2.8 Fuji Film XT2

30 August, 2017

@burjkhalifa

29 August, 2017

The oldest tenant @visitjordan

28 August, 2017

Mountains on Mountains

27 August, 2017

The birds are

27 August, 2017

“No artist tolerates reality” – Nietzsche . w/ the incredible @aadilabedi

26 August, 2017

Landing Spot ………..…………………………………………

25 August, 2017

" Do what you can't " – • Trying a new edit – leme know what you think •

24 August, 2017

Organized Complication 🛣 •

23 August, 2017

Not easy framing the tallest building in the @burjkhalifa @dubai @passionpassport

20 August, 2017

“The ink of a scholar is more holy then the blood of a martyr” – Prophet Mohammad • I asked to take a 📸, he smiles and continues writing @passionpassport @istanbul

18 August, 2017

“Kill them with success & bury them with a smile” . w/ @natalyosmann @followmeto

17 August, 2017

No darkness like ignorance @burjkhalifa @plotagraphpro

16 August, 2017

@earth @passionpassport

15 August, 2017

Mesmerized

14 August, 2017

Traffic @minimalism_world

14 August, 2017

Fifty 🔥 // climate change – it’s a thing.

13 August, 2017

“Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three” – Professor Stanley Wolpert

12 August, 2017

Time flies – one of my favorite shots from our trip to 🇯🇴 last year.

8 August, 2017

☁️ cover

7 August, 2017

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying” – Michael Jordan

5 August, 2017

🕢AM

3 August, 2017

Skyfall @dubai

2 August, 2017

Incremental shorelines 🌊

1 August, 2017

“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place” – Rumi

30 July, 2017

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange” – Van Gogh @silhouette_creative @burjkhalifa @dubai

29 July, 2017

“The lamps are different, but the light is the same” – Rumi 🕌 • My favorite Masjid – Suleymaniye. Completed in 1557, it is considered as one of Sinans masterpieces @istanbul

28 July, 2017

Missing this 🌁 • @dubai @burjkhalifa @earth

27 July, 2017

“Remember, the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you” – Rumi

26 July, 2017

Last Light @burjkhalifa @dubai

25 July, 2017

Who lives sees, but who travels sees more 🇲🇦

23 July, 2017

“The sun goes down, I feel the light betray me” • by @portraitville

20 July, 2017

“Islam began as a stranger and will return to being a stranger…” – Prophet Mohammed

18 July, 2017

All time fav @burjkhalifa

17 July, 2017

#🍝 or #🐍?

16 July, 2017

🕌🌘 | WHPISpyEmojis • MasjidSeries QamarSeries

16 July, 2017

😊

12 July, 2017

🌳 • ALJVDrone WHPMultiply PPHomecountry

10 July, 2017

“When I haven’t any blue I use red” – Picasso @instagram @passionpassport

8 July, 2017

“My house is your house” . One of the beautiful souls I met in – Abdelaziz @passionpassport

1 July, 2017

🌅 Reflection @passionpassport @burjkhalifa

28 June, 2017

The End

26 June, 2017

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky” – Rumi . Eid Mubarak

24 June, 2017

“Among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and all living creatures He has scattered throughout them” – Quran (42:29) • I’ve been thinking about 👽’s allot @passionpassport

21 June, 2017

Why fit in when you were born to stand out

18 June, 2017

40 seconds of chaos • @burjalarab

18 June, 2017

Stand ☀️ut

17 June, 2017

“There is a morning inside you waiting to burst into light” – Rumi @istanbul

16 June, 2017

“God does not play dice with the universe” – Einstein

15 June, 2017

Filling Up

14 June, 2017

“My soul is from elsewhere, I am sure of that, and I intend to end up there” – Rumi

13 June, 2017

Legend

12 June, 2017

“You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising” – Rumi @fujifilmme

12 June, 2017

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag

11 June, 2017

“The wound is where the light enters you” – Rumi

9 June, 2017

It is better to see once than to hear about it a thousand times

9 June, 2017

They put on a show for us @passionpassport @turkey_home

7 June, 2017

“Don’t forget your own self while preaching to others” – Umar Ibn Khattab

7 June, 2017

My kinda getaway @passionpassport

5 June, 2017

“When I am silent, I have a thunder hidden inside” – Rumi

5 June, 2017

T H E A R T I S A N S 👨🏼‍🎨 • It’s the artisan community that impressed me the most in Morocco, especially in Marrakesh. Extremely talented, skilled, and holding onto centuries of traditions. There are so many that it’s almost ordinary to see them, but just watch them for a while and you’ll be in awe. And then be prepared to buy something because they are great salesmen too @passionpassport

1 June, 2017

This is the part you say the moon is fake 🌙 • 1/45 F 4.2 ISO 6400

28 May, 2017

🌆 | WHPcolorstudy

28 May, 2017

“The one I love is everywhere” • Ramadan Kareem

27 May, 2017

555m • @burjkhalifa @dubai

26 May, 2017

I pretend to be an extrovert

26 May, 2017

“We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation than can do something about it” – @barackobama

25 May, 2017

“I searched in temples, churches and mosques but found the divine within my heart” – Rumi #⛪️

23 May, 2017

🌊vs 🚗 vs

22 May, 2017

“What you seek is within you, if only you reflect” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib

21 May, 2017

To nowhere • Shoutout to the man @iherok who has inspired so many creating these road/desert shots 👊

20 May, 2017

1 3 4 8

17 May, 2017

End of the Line

16 May, 2017

Faith can move mountains. Doubt can create them

15 May, 2017

“Man is mortal but his work is not. Therefore, work is greater than wealth” – Sheikh Zayed 📱

13 May, 2017

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it” – Salvador Dali

11 May, 2017

“Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there” – Rumi

7 May, 2017

“I saw the monuments, the great ancient remains. From every ruin I learned, from every building I absorbed something” – Mimar Sinan 📐 • Sinan was highly influenced by the Hagia Sofia. The Suleymaniye Masjid is definitely inspired by it. The light in both buildings is just magic

6 May, 2017

“I give infinite thanks to God, who has been pleased to make me the observer of marvelous things” – Galileo 🌕 • One of the most difficult shots I’ve ever executed, not only because the camera I had at the time sucked in low light but because of a nagging tourist who kept shoving her camera at me to change the settings so she could get this shot too 🌝 • WOW, got a ton of print requests for this one! DM me if you want one

3 May, 2017

“Authority, Power and Wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib 🌓 • The incredible Ortakoy Masjid – 1856

2 May, 2017

Last Light

1 May, 2017

“Let yourself become living poetry” – Rumi @passionpassport

28 April, 2017

☁️ Dream within a Dream ☁️

27 April, 2017

☁️ patches @passionpassport @istanbul

26 April, 2017

Candids with @layasmeen

25 April, 2017

“I looked in temples, churches & mosques. But I found the Divine within my ❤️” – Rumi • I’ve visited many places of worship, especially Masjids. Nothing compares to the work of the great chief Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. With that, I’ve started a new project to visit every structure he’s ever made. This is the Suleymaniye Masjid, arguably his masterpiece. I absolutely love the energy of this place. The gentlemen sitting there is a scholar, I didn’t want to do what I normally do (shoot then ask if necessary) and asked him if I could take a picture. He smiled, gave me a faint nod and continued with his prayers

24 April, 2017

Nestled

24 April, 2017

“Both light & shadow are a dance of love” – Rumi • @istanbul @turkey_home @turkishairlines

22 April, 2017

🇲🇦 you are beautiful • Huge thanks to Atlas Elite for all the hospitality. Absolute legends

21 April, 2017

In the making

21 April, 2017

Serenity • (I couldn’t fit the entire image because…@instagram

20 April, 2017

“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on @Istanbul” – Alphonse De Lamartine

20 April, 2017

@inflowtravel @passionpassport

19 April, 2017

❤️ • ITSistanbul

18 April, 2017

What impressed me most about 🇲🇦? The high level of respect and the exceptional skill of the artisan community

17 April, 2017

Enlightenment 🙏 • The incredible Ben Youssef Madrasa in the heart of Marrakesh. A centre of learning, not only about religion but a heavy emphasis on math and astronomy as well. Given its popularity, we headed out super early morning to be the first ones there to have the place to ourself

16 April, 2017

Attention to Detail 👌👌👌 • Huge thanks to @movenpickmarrakech & Atlas Elite for their superb hospitality. They made our trip one we’ll never forget

15 April, 2017

Streets of Marrakesh 🇲🇦 1/3

14 April, 2017

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life” – Rumi

13 April, 2017

We were all pretty much speechless

13 April, 2017

Grateful

12 April, 2017

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond” – Rumi

10 April, 2017

Keepin traditions alive

9 April, 2017

Conversations

8 April, 2017

Vantage Points | @dubai

8 April, 2017

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, & the desire for that work has been put in every ❤️” – Rumi • @passionpassport @masjidseries

6 April, 2017

still.

5 April, 2017

@Dubai 🇦🇪

31 March, 2017

⛰ Surrounded

30 March, 2017

“I am a Man of Fortune, and I must seek my Fortune” – Henry Avery ☠️

28 March, 2017

The 🇬🇧 Raj

27 March, 2017

I’ve missed some pretty crazy weather in Dubai. Now I’m obsessed with capturing ⚡️

27 March, 2017

☁️ cover

24 March, 2017

MaxD

22 March, 2017

DXB 2.0 🏙

20 March, 2017

Been seeing allot of shots from this gem of a place recently so thought I’d re-share one of my favorite shots from here. Has anyone figured out what happened at this place? • Shoutout to the man @ramimansourr for taking us to this spot

19 March, 2017

25m 🏡

19 March, 2017

Facade | Hypothesis of a

18 March, 2017

@ahmadbinredha with the skills 🚙💨 • Wana win a @djiglobal Mavic ? • Follow & Tag your shots with @barbicanworld, use the hashtag and it could be you! • From a group of friends hanging out to an epic adventure we want to see anything with the theme “This is Us” (if a barbican bottle, logo, cap happens to be there – good 😉) • Winner to be announced 23rd April

14 March, 2017

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Sontag @instagram

13 March, 2017

💡 | BurjKhalifALJVD

12 March, 2017

Jetsons 🌆☁️

9 March, 2017

“If you don’t know where you’ve come from, how will you appreciate where you are going?

8 March, 2017

Humble Beginnings | 1891

7 March, 2017

“Daily ripples of excellence over time become a tsunami of success” – Sharma

6 March, 2017

Hunting 🌆 with @mc_doubleu @burjkhalifa

5 March, 2017

How them shots coming along? • @nicanorgarcia, @sunny_liu and myself are looking forward to your shots! • @passionpassport

4 March, 2017

Above the @burjkhalifa

2 March, 2017

Stranded ⚓️ • You know I love symmetry right? I’m a guest judge for @passionpassport’s competition this week. I’m looking forward to your shots

1 March, 2017

Le Self Portrait 🎨 • Milouz Laurent 🇫🇷 –> look him up on Facebook @instagram

27 February, 2017

Nuclear ❄️

26 February, 2017

Intercept

25 February, 2017

🔥 sunsets

22 February, 2017

@burjkhalifa

20 February, 2017

“If a wind blows, ride it”

20 February, 2017

T i m e 🎶

18 February, 2017

🐭👽🐻 | WHPiseefaces

18 February, 2017

You Can’t Sit With Us • SATWA PROJECT COMPLETE 🚧 • I’ve been a neighbor of Satwa for over 6 years. A thin stretch of road divides fancy skyscrapers and this old neighborhood. It’s literally like walking from one world to another in a matter of seconds. When I started seeing the bulldozers roll in, I started documenting the area and have been for over 2 years. Now those houses I used to visit are all but gone, I’m guessing some kind of fancy mall will come up soon enough. I see this happening all over the city – my goal this year is to document these places. It’ll be interesting looking back at them years from now.

17 February, 2017

After the Flood

17 February, 2017

Hide n Seek

16 February, 2017

E l e v a t i o n

13 February, 2017

Everyone who sees it for the first time just stares up 🇯🇴 @passionpassport

12 February, 2017

Engulfing @passionpassport

9 February, 2017

The other side 🌃

8 February, 2017

“Every morning is a new arrival…” – Rumi 🌅

7 February, 2017

Throwback to one of my favorite look downs

6 February, 2017

Hyperloop is coming

5 February, 2017

In today’s weather report 🌬

3 February, 2017

“Never be the prisoner of your past; become the architect of your future” – Sharma 🕌

2 February, 2017

Mega City One

2 February, 2017

“When people ask me what photography equipment I use – I tell them my eyes” – Someone • Excited for the upcoming @gulfphotoplus Photo Friday (Feb 10th). Who’s going? I went last year and it is totally worth it – Invest in yourself

1 February, 2017

“Go find yourself first so you can find me” – Rumi

29 January, 2017

Wallpaper @burjkhalifa

28 January, 2017

“If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK” – Confucius #🌕

27 January, 2017

Bedouin Guard

27 January, 2017

“Build it, they’ll come

26 January, 2017

Endless

26 January, 2017

In the summer of 2014, production designer Arthur Max placed two photographs on a table in Ridley Scott’s Los Angeles office. Both looked much the same, revealing vast, desolate, reddish-coppery landscapes that seemed equally hostile to human life. One picture was of Wadi Rum, the high desert in southern Jordan. The other, shot by the Curiosity Rover, showed an even more remote location. “Which one is Mars?” asked the director. “Exactly”, answered Max @passionpassport

23 January, 2017

Eyes like a Shutter, Mind like a Lens @passionpassport

22 January, 2017

In the middle of the city lies this sanctuary @passionpassport @visit.dubai

21 January, 2017

TRON 🌃

19 January, 2017

Sometimes, the best shot is right behind you

17 January, 2017

Landing Spots

16 January, 2017

When you see shadows and your OCD goes into overdrive // Thank you @nicolas_qn for being patient with me

15 January, 2017

🎨

15 January, 2017

“Photography is painting with light” – Tichy

15 January, 2017

Chasing

14 January, 2017

“We are all like the bright 🌕, we still have our darker side” – Khalil Gibran

13 January, 2017

“When I look at the solar system, I see the 🌏 at the right distance from the ☀️ to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance” – Isaac Newton

12 January, 2017

The most friendly people I’ve ever met

12 January, 2017

Track Athletic Skin Armor

11 January, 2017

Camii 🕌 • One of the most beautiful masjids I’ve been too, completely inspired by Ottoman architecture. The 4×5 crop doesn’t do this place justice I’ll be putting up and album on my Facebook page ALJVD Photography

11 January, 2017

Salient Concert Promo Tour

10 January, 2017

3mm ☁️

10 January, 2017

Nectar Motors

10 January, 2017

Don’t fear moving slowly forward…fear standing still

9 January, 2017

🌞 | WHPimitation PPIntoTheWild

9 January, 2017

Park it and Jet

8 January, 2017

The Finish Line 🎨

7 January, 2017

“Whatever purifies you is the right path” – Rumi

6 January, 2017

Re-imagined @burjkhalifa

5 January, 2017

Between two F..ossils @passionpassport @djiglobal

4 January, 2017

Last

3 January, 2017

NY Madness 🎆 • Trying to up the creative game #🎆j

1 January, 2017

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before” • At least 3 this year. Let’s go 2017 #🐪

31 December, 2016

Thank you all for all the support 🙏 • Happy New Year

31 December, 2016

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for treasure” – Rumi 🕌

30 December, 2016

Remnants 🏗 | First Drone Shot

29 December, 2016

Calm

28 December, 2016

BTS

28 December, 2016

🌁

27 December, 2016

Engulfed ☁️

25 December, 2016

Vintage Shoots 📸 • After a full day of shooting, I end up loving the 📱 shot the most

24 December, 2016

DNA @passionpassport

19 December, 2016

The 🕊 ‘s are #🌆

19 December, 2016

“Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Da Vinci ↔️

18 December, 2016

“It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do” – Eric Dickey 🕊🕊🕊

18 December, 2016

We work in the dark to serve the light /

17 December, 2016

“I am the captain of my soul” – Mandela @passionpassport

16 December, 2016

“What you seek is seeking you 🕌

16 December, 2016

The Invisible | Hats off for building these amazing structures @passionpassport

15 December, 2016

Stand 0ut

14 December, 2016

Confine yourself to the present 📱

14 December, 2016

Day at the 🏖 • 🎶 Night – @ludovico_einaudi 📱

11 December, 2016

Framing @burjkhalifa

11 December, 2016

iPhone App

10 December, 2016

Them crazy ☁️’s are back

10 December, 2016

“Your heart knows the way; run in that direction” – Rumi

10 December, 2016

“I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates” – Steve Jobs 🕌

9 December, 2016

“If you only knew the magnificence of 3, 6 & 9, then you would have the key to the universe” – Nikola Tesla ⚡️️ • In frame: @hibawaraich @jaweriach @wanderwithstephany

9 December, 2016

Breaking Point ☁️️

7 December, 2016

Before the Flood

7 December, 2016

317m

7 December, 2016

🌊

5 December, 2016

🔵Spotted

5 December, 2016

After the 🌅

4 December, 2016

Hide n Seek

4 December, 2016

Purple Sunrise 🌇 | @atthetopburjkhalifa 📱

2 December, 2016

The Office | @atthetopburjkhalifa

2 December, 2016

The funniest # I read this week was • 🏙 hour by the @burjalarab 3/3

30 November, 2016

🌆 Hour 2/3

30 November, 2016

🏙 hour • Thanks for the view @secretsquirrelfood

29 November, 2016

🕠 | ShadowPlay

29 November, 2016

“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past” – @atticuspoetry

28 November, 2016

The Grid

28 November, 2016

Really loved this piece by @mehrnaz.khezri.mk / using augmented reality to bring her art piece alive – genius @theculturaloffice

27 November, 2016

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a 🚪 ” – Milton Berle

27 November, 2016

📱 | ShotoniPhone7

26 November, 2016

“You’ve seen my descent, now watch my rising” – Rumi

25 November, 2016

MJ &

24 November, 2016

The Treasury 🇯🇴

22 November, 2016

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows the flower, not thunder” – Rumi 🕌

20 November, 2016

I’m in love with this rug by

19 November, 2016

Portal

18 November, 2016

Le Artist 🎨 | Inspired by @dennisstever

17 November, 2016

Virtual Reality

16 November, 2016

Nectar Web Interface

16 November, 2016

“Geometry enlightens the intellect and sets one’s mind right” – Ibn Khaldoun

16 November, 2016

“I am not talented, I am 🌕bsessed” – Conor McGregor

15 November, 2016

Measurement 📐| This is not the 🌕

14 November, 2016

The Perceptive

13 November, 2016

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges” – Newton

11 November, 2016

“There is a path from me to you I am constantly looking for” – Rumi 🕌

11 November, 2016

“I am quite disappointed that I’m still the last man on the 🌓” – Gene Cernan

10 November, 2016

Away 1/100

10 November, 2016

☁️☁️☁️

9 November, 2016

Sometimes, all you need is an 📱 • This was not shot on an

8 November, 2016

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; It’s lethal” – Coehlo

7 November, 2016

🚤

6 November, 2016

Escape Route

5 November, 2016

“Ideas are bullet proof”

4 November, 2016

“The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of stones”

4 November, 2016

🕠 | 🌆

3 November, 2016

I really want to go to x 2 lens📱

2 November, 2016

Pre-show

1 November, 2016

When in doubt, travel.

1 November, 2016

Happy Birthday Director, keep killing it 👊📽

29 October, 2016

“Winter is coming

29 October, 2016

“What’s coming is better than what’s gone 🕌

26 October, 2016

“I’m not sure if I chose photography or photography chose me, but how do I feel? I feel lucky, everyday” – @davidalanharvey 📸 • Delivering my first print this week, excited

25 October, 2016

It’s fun digging up the archives 🙃

24 October, 2016

48 2/2

23 October, 2016

F l i g h t 🕊 • Exploring just got a whole lot more fun ➡️ Check out @kashtawithheba

22 October, 2016

“Indeed, with hardship there will be ease” – Quran

20 October, 2016

Entering through this massive 🚪just leaves you in awe and it only gets better when you see the ancient city in the distance 🇯🇴

20 October, 2016

@creationsofla : “Hey I’m LA” @aljvd: “Hey I’m AL” • This dude is a major inspiration 🙏

19 October, 2016

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the 🎵” – Nietzsche

19 October, 2016

Re-load

19 October, 2016

About yesterday’s roof topping with @level43dubai

17 October, 2016

⚡️ | LEVEL43SKYMEET

17 October, 2016

Documenting

16 October, 2016

Rooftopping, even ✈️’s

16 October, 2016

Conversations 👪

15 October, 2016

Last Light @passionpassport

14 October, 2016

The Snow Fox

13 October, 2016

I watched Inception last night 🎥

13 October, 2016

If it comes, let it; If it goes, let it 📱

13 October, 2016

I shot this in a studio, Gods studio // One of my favorite humans

12 October, 2016

🌆 Guess I’m into skylines these days

11 October, 2016

☁️ w a i t i n

10 October, 2016

And still after all this time the ☀️ never says to the 🌍 “You owe me”. Look what happens with a Love like that, it lights up the whole sky 🌇 – Hafez

9 October, 2016

🇦🇪 | @dubai

7 October, 2016

O C D 🌃

5 October, 2016

Compare

3 October, 2016

FujiFilmXT2 🌈

1 October, 2016

I’m thinking about getting a drone so I don’t have to hang out of buildings anymore

30 September, 2016

Finally checked out the // will definitely do a write up on my blog once I spend more time with it. Initial impressions – impressed

30 September, 2016

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta

29 September, 2016

“Don’t listen to what they say, go see” – proverb

29 September, 2016

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” – Gustave Flaubert

28 September, 2016

“Your masjids will be heavily ornamented but the hearts will be empty” – Mohammed Ibn Abdallah

28 September, 2016

“I always saw what others could not see” – Salvador Dali

27 September, 2016

I love capturing old traditions that are still alive in this day and age.

25 September, 2016

E n e r g i z e d // directed by @gibsterg

24 September, 2016

@passionpassport

24 September, 2016

Checked out a super creepy abandoned hospital this weekend

24 September, 2016

I love shooting the @burjkhalifa at sunrise. Keeps changing colors @passionpassport

23 September, 2016

Sharjah has become the cultural hub of the UAE. If an old souq is not being used anymore, they’ll convert it into a museum.

22 September, 2016

Missing this beast. New project coming soon

20 September, 2016

Shopping mall circa 63 BC

20 September, 2016

FLATLAYS

17 September, 2016

!? | DubaiVisitsJordan

17 September, 2016

I’ve got a new found respect for food bloggers and the. Work of art by @boyintsik

17 September, 2016