Tahrir is Breathing

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2011 by haymanics

Tahrir Square `The heart of Cairo`. I pass by it everyday going to work and back home.
I travelled to study abroad and came back during the Revolution to document what was happening and i couldn’t see tahrir square like usually because of the crowd. Then I figured out that I didn’t have a normal picture of the square with moving cars… HOW COME ? I waited untill the revolution ended and wanted to make the picture but no one accepted to go up the roof and I went back to Denmark without that picture.

I went back to Egypt two months after the revolution for only 2 days and i saw Tahrir Square from above with cars moving, life is back . You smell freedom and smile while watching Tahrir from above.

Tahrir Square, 8-2-2011 , Cairo , Egypt

Tahrir Square, 19-4-2011 , Cairo , Egypt


Mubarak’s Achievements

Posted in Uncategorized on April 15, 2011 by haymanics

Our country breaks the world with its record in corruption indicators among officials, ranking 115 among 134 countries.

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Egypt has become a major public health problem. Alarming rates were reported for many African nations, reaching as high as 14.5% in Egypt.

Bread became a symbol of inequality in Egypt.

The city also suffers from water pollution as sewage system tends to fail and overflow. On occasion, sewage has escaped onto the streets to cause health problems.

The government has threatened to reduce food subsidies.

The nonstop increase in the prices of the Gas pipelines.

In a report from the Rural Studies center for the year 2008, statistics shows the following

  • Egypt has 48 million poor, 2 and a half million in extreme poverty and 45% under the poverty line.
  • The unemployment rate reached 22% of the laborers
  • 12 millions have no shelters & 2 millions live in cemeteries as per the central agency for public mobilization and statistics
  • 46% of the population do not have the basic needs to live.. No food & clean water is one of their biggest dreams.

These are some pictures i photographed in Egypt while working as a photojournalist for Al Masry Al Youm Newspaper from 2008 till 2011 .

Living Alone without hearing or seeing . No water no family no humanity. Ayat Village 2010

Every day’s long queue fighting for gas . Giza 2008

Their house is full of dirty water Due to the sewage system Overflow nearly every two weeks. Fayoum 2009

Amonseeto Workers Sleeping in front of the People’s assembly building for a one month protest to get their rights . 2010

Sewage Worker cleaning with his bare hands without any safety equipment. Ayat Village 2010

This lady Died suffering because of the absence of basic human needs , water, food, care. I heard the news when i went there again . Ayat Village  2010

The 25th January Egyptian Revolution, Tahrir Square 2011

Tatiana’s Photo Shoot

Posted in Denmark 2011 on March 30, 2011 by haymanics

” I’m launching my website soon and i need nice pictures but i know that i don’t look good in pictures ” She said ..

” Come on, you want to be good looking then you must trust yourself, the photographer, breath deeply and be sure that you will look perfect  ” I said

Tatiana Tilly is a young Journalism student at the same School . Those are my favorite portraits from that day.

Check her website with more pictures : http://tatianatilly.dk


Aarhus Fire Fighters

Posted in Denmark 2011 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2011 by haymanics

This time our assignment was a series of Portraits for One theme. I chose the fire fighters in Aarhus , I had only 1 hour to take pictures for 4 firemen wearing their costumes. I took 4 black and whites and 4 colored ones.

I thought about making my assignment about firefighters because I think they are a real example of people who love their work,reliable persons,charismatic. Special characters that must be good at dealing with people and controlling their emotions

” I love what I’m doing and I’ll continue helping people because that’s my duty and I enjoy doing it, Everyday is definitely a new experience”  Andreas – Fire Fighter

First series of BW Portraits using an off camera flash on a soft box

Second Series of Colored Portraits using the Natural light coming from the big window

First Portrait Assignment

Posted in Denmark 2011 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2011 by haymanics

I had all day today to shoot portraits for my first portrait assignment in the Train Station for the Danish School of Media and journalism where I’m studying in Aarhus, Denmark.

The Assignment was to shoot portraits with good light with the Rembrandt Triangle technique

One of the portraits I took in the train station, After shooting I sent him the picture and discovered that he is a Singer poet and guitarist in Aarhus .. what a coincidence .. I took only 5 frames, I didn’t have more than 30 sec because he was late.

More About J.d. Haring : http://www.jdharing.com/

Stranger Portrait using the Rembrandt Triangle Technique in the Train Station

A Photoshoot for Marieke my Belgium friend for the Day light Fill Flash assignment, It was Freezing but it was fun shooting in this cold weather and turned out to be good.