FirstLook: Ahmet Dadali's Rodeo 7 Double Mute Grab

FirstLook: Ahmet Dadali's Rodeo 7 Double Mute Grab

For this shot I did a simple rodeo 7, which is two horizontal spins, and added a little extra spice by throwing in a double mute grab, which is holding one ski with both hands. It was a super high-speed jump, which I needed to make the 25 meters to the landing. I was lucky to land it first hit.
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FirstLook: East Coast of Saudi Arabia, Circa 1952–1964

FirstLook: East Coast of Saudi Arabia, Circa 1952–1964

East Coast of Saudi Arabia, Circa 1952–1964
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FirstLook: Waleed’s Birthday

FirstLook: Waleed’s Birthday

Everything is different this year. Including my father Waleed’s birthday. He works in Oman and comes home to Bahrain every weekend. As expected, his routine changed this year. When travel was banned he was stuck in Oman. 
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FirstLook: Hambori, Mali

FirstLook: Hambori, Mali

I have many memories of road trips where the possibility of stopping for a casual photo was impossible. I’ve passed by landscapes, seascapes, storefronts, bazaars, people and events where I didn’t have the time to capture images.
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First Look: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

First Look: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

The contraption felt like a wood-and-metal prototype VR headset, and indeed it was with stereoscopes that 3D imaging was born in the mid-19th century.
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FirstLook: One Eye on You

FirstLook: One Eye on You

I usually photograph birds in Kuwait during the migration seasons, when the country becomes an important stop for birds migrating throughout Africa, Europe and Asia. In October 2012 friends alerted me to a spotted, short-eared owl at Jahra Pools Nature Reserve in al-Jahra.
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FirstLook: Stepwells of Chand Baori

FirstLook: Stepwells of Chand Baori

The Stepwell of Chand Baori
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FirstLook: A Memory of My Mother’s Scarf

FirstLook: A Memory of My Mother’s Scarf

FirstLook: A Memory of My Mother’s Scarf
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FirstLook: Birthday Feast

FirstLook: Birthday Feast

In the small town of Syrdaryo, about 80 kilometers outside of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, photojournalist Carolyn Drake visited the family of a local friend. The visit coincided with a birthday celebration. In the family’s main room near a window, a dasturxon (Uzbek for tablecloth used as a place setting, usually set on the floor) served as a focal point for sweets, appetizers and side dishes, surrounded by kurpachas, felt mats used for sitting or reclining.
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