Al Ahly Sports Club Trip to Ghana

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2012 by haymanics

I just got back from Ghana after covering the trip of Al Ahly Sports Club where they had to play against the Ghanian Berekum Chelsea Football Club in the African Champions League which ended 1-1.

Al Ahly is considered the most successful club of the 20th century in the African continent according to CAF.
We stayed 4 days in Accra, Ghana. Here are some pictures I took for my newspaper for Al Ahly Club Trip to Ghana.

 

Accra from the plane

 

The Arrival:

 

The Training:

 

The Match:

 

 

Al Ahly Club Celebrating the Goal

 

Chelsea Club celebrating the goal

 

Hossam Al Badry Al Ahly Club Manager reacting after Chelsea club scored the goal

 

Chelsea Club Fans celebrating after scoring the goal

 

1-1 was the final score which gave 1 point to Al Ahly Club giving it a better chance to qualify.

 

Mohamed Aboutrika, One of the most popular Egyptian football players signing for some Ghanian fans.

Note: While driving or walking around Accra the only name we heard was TRIKA TRIKA and I found out that its all over Africa, he is Super known and loved by everyone.

 

Arriving Egypt

 

The End.

Ahmed Hayman 2012

 

 

 

Remembering those who died

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 1, 2012 by haymanics

Egypt, Alexandria, 1 January 2011 (At the new year’ Eve), a car exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshipers emerged killing 23 people and wounding 97.

As the majority of Christians in Egypt belong to the Orthodox Coptic
church, Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January. It was just
after the bombing and people decided to celebrate in a quite way
remembering those who died and praying for them.

 

 

A Coptic family helping their young man wearing his chanting clothes to be a part of the celebrations held in the Church

 

Some people decided to watch the celebrations through the television, either scared or too old to go.

 

 

Two members of a Coptic family heading to a Church to celebrate the Coptic Christmas

 

Women are seen praying for those who died in the attacks on the church in Alexandria

 

 

 

 

Unforgotten Moments I

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2011 by haymanics

 Photography for me is not only clicking on the shutter, it’s about people,emotions,Moments.

Every picture is a freeze moment, its something you saw and wanted to save it. It might be a picture for yourself that reminds you of something or someone.

“This post is the first of a continuous series under the name of Unforgotten Moments.”

It will include Pictures that mean something to me, some of them are a bit personal but i decided to share.

Pictures are during this period of time 2004 – 2011

 

On my way to the revolution  5-02-2011

It was the only plane going to Egypt from Denmark at that time, Only 9 people on the plane.

Egypt Vs Zambia – World Cup Qualifications   10-10-2009

Hassan Shehata ( National Team Coach ) Celebrating with the Egyptian fans after winning against Zambia 1-0

Zambian Governmental School   9-10-2009

“I was on an assignment for the newspaper covering the match between Egypt and Zambia. I had only 3 days. I thought about going around and visiting some places.I decided to go to a school and asked the principal if I could take pictures inside. He agree and everyone was very happy so I went to many classes. This one was very special. Once I entered all of the pupils said ” Good Morning Mr “

After taking pictures inside, I said ” bye everyone , thank you and good luck “

This picture was the ” Bye Bye Mr “

My first biking experience in Denmark  20-03-2011 ( Photo By : Vy )

I didn’t eat or sleep well that day, I went to get my bike from Dieter a great, kind Danish man who offered his bike to me just to help.

I went with Vy as she knows the way and always bike. We were downtown and going up towards home. ITS UP THE HILL . I biked , biked biked then suddenly I just stopped and told Vy ” I’m not feeling well , I …. “

” Are you OK ? shit .. Are you fine ” She said

I fainted !

Obama’s visit to Cairo   4-06-2010

I wanted to participate in this event. Actually it was so hard to get access into Cairo University to take pictures for the speech.

I asked Hossam Diab my boss at work ” What can I do to be a part of this ? “

” Go to Al Sultan Hassan Mosque and wait till the people remove the flowers after his visit ” He said

I was like WHAT !!  I laughed and didn’t believe him 100 %

” Trust me, Just go and you will come back with a good picture “

To be Continued ….

The Travel List

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2011 by haymanics

Picture by : Laurent Carre

Things not to forget in your Travel Bag:

  1. Good walking shoes
  2. Slippers or sandals
  3. Tee shirts and sweat shirts
  4. Jeans
  5. Underwear
  6. Socks
  7. Sweater
  8. Swimming suit.
  9. Sunglasses
  10. Hat.
  11. Formal Dress and Formal Suit ( Optional )
  12. Rain Plastic Body Cover ( Optional – Depends on the Country )
  13. Gloves and Ice Cap ( Optional – Depends on the Country )

Useful Items to bring:

  1. Medications.
  2. Flashlight.
  3. Additional Glasses ( Optional – If you cant see without your glasses then you must have at least one reserve)
  4. Camera.
  5. Laptop.
  6. Memory Cards.
  7. Digital Recorder.
  8. Tripod. ( Optional )
  9. Sun block.
  10. Alarm clock.
  11. Tooth paste & Brush.
  12. Shaving Gel & Machine ( Beards – Optional for Hair as its very expensive to cut your hair in many countries and other countries you cant trust the barber, Its still your head ).
  13. Deodorant.
  14. Hand Gel.
  15. 110-volt transformer so you can use your 220-volt electrical appliances, such as razor, hair dryer, travel iron, etc. ( Optional )
  16. Electric Plug Convertor ( Better to have one ).
  17. Money belt: The flat type that you can wear under clothing.
  18. Small Back pack for carrying water, camera, etc.
  19. Compass ( Important ).
  20. Map ( Most of the maps you get from the information desk once you arrive in the airport )
  21. Lonely Planet Travel Guide ( Depends on where you’re going, They are the BEST ) it’s a must have.
  22. Travel diary and Pens: For journaling or memory-recording.
  23. Swiss Army Knife ( very helpful )
  24. First aid kit.
  25. Books to read in the traveling days.
  26. Mobile Charger.
  27. Musical Instrument. ( Optional – Just take your instrument with you because you will regret it if you can jam with someone in a different country and you don’t have your own Baby )
  28. Some souvenirs from your home country ( Optional but its important & special because you never know who you will meet )

Must Have:

  1. Passport
  2. Military Travel Permission ( Optional )
  3. Plane Tickets
  4. Converted Money ( Depends on where you’re going )
  5. Visa Cards

Try not to have heavy luggage to be quick and practical.

It’s just some tips I learned from traveling & I think it might be helpful for anyone interested.

Pick what you need from the list & again it depends on where and when are you traveling .

Cheers,

A

Picture by : Pierre Morel

The Beat Of Life

Posted in Uncategorized on June 10, 2011 by haymanics

 

 

“Don Troop “A Street Musician in Paris Subway

It’s a story about his life behind performing in the street.

 

I had this idea long time ago as I’m interested in street music and what’s behind performing in the street, what’s the street musician personal life.

I decided to do my final project for the Danish school of journalism in Paris about street music.

Total 15 days in Paris, first 3 days searching all around Paris and walking to know the city and finding musicians till I met Don in Chatelet metro station.

I followed him for 12 days trying to document everything he does.

Don is a great example of hope and challenge, I learned a lot from him, he inspired me a lot with his way of thinking , his philosophy in life and how he balance the relationship between him and his guitar and children.

12 days sleeping on Pierre’s couch in Belleville. Pierre is a French photojournalist working as a freelancer.

I had many challenges while doing this project:

  • Broke my glasses in the 5th day of shooting so I had to work the rest of the days with my old glasses.
  • I was sick like 3 days in the shooting and my head was burning.
  • I had only 2 days to edit, I did the story board in one day and applied in the other.
  • Living in a culture that doesn’t accept the English language and doesn’t speak it, but I managed to survive with same French words and some petit English.
  • I almost got arrested in the Anti G8 protest in Paris but Pierre helped me with his press card.
  • Belleville, where Don Lives is a dangerous area full of drug dealers and prostitutes, I had to go to his place secretly as the owners of the hostel didn’t accept me to shoot inside but it’s important for my story so I went at night without anyone noticing.

 

Everything in this video was made by me

It’s shot with the Canon 5D Mark II – Canon 16-35mm 2.8 Lens – Canon 50mm 1.4 Lens – Canon 70-200mm 2.8 Lens – Zoom H2 Sound Recorder

Most of the shots were handheld and the rest using a Mini Tripod.

Special thanks for Don to let me be a part of his personal life and document it.

Special thanks for Virginie for teaching me some French words and showing me around and helping me find a place to stay.

Special thanks to Pierre Morel for accepting me in his house for 15 days.

Special thanks to Salma Adel for helping me in research before going there.

 

Trust me if you have an idea in mind, work hard on your research and GO for it.

 

Ahmed Hayman     10-6-2011

The Anti G8 Protest in Paris

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2011 by haymanics

The French Police  detained around 50 people protesting against the Group of Eight summit and started arresting them individually.

It was very interesting for me to attend a protest in Paris or lets say a foreign protest, in the beginning it was boring because nothing was happening then the police started arresting people individually and putting them into a bus to check their identity and take them away.

More info About the G8 Summit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/27th_G8_summit

This is the Anti G8 TRANSPORT Protest in Paris on Thursday, May 2011

Limitless

Posted in Uncategorized on May 13, 2011 by haymanics

Jim Hougaard sees the world differently. When he sees a wall, he does not see something that blocks his path — he sees an opportunity. Rooftops are obstacles to jump across. Stairs are things to flip over. With Aarhus Parkour, Jim and his friends practice the art of parkour — the process of getting from point A to point B as fast as possible — and sometimes most creatively. But to some, Aarhus Parkour is not just a collection of backflipping maniacs — it provides an outlet to live without boundaries and foster a better lifestyle.

3 weeks project with Bombay Flying Club in the Danish school f media and journalism learning how to make a multimedia story.  Learning about Sound,editing with Final Cut and shooting using Canon 5dMark II and 7D.

We were divided into teams. I mainly focused on shooting video and some editing . Others were responsible for sound , writing interview, editing, shooting stills and video also . Its all about team work and how to tell a story through pictures and video .

Produced by Katie Currid, Theo Erbenius, Ahmed Hayman

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