Eating my breakfast several floors up I watched the two policemen going about their business of guarding the tourists flocking to be fleeced in the Khan El Khalili bazaar, personally I have always felt a policeman should cut an imposing figure, but this pair were holding hands and gazing into each others eyes as though Cupids gold tipped arrow had only just pierced the constabulary tunic.
I finished my hearty boiled egg and jam roll, had a second cup of tea then wandered down to my room to pick up my camera, I feel photography should never be rushed, like law enforcement, when I returned to the restaurant the couple were still absorbed in each other, the square below was quite noisy as usual but I swear I heard the guttural strains of an Egyptian love song.
I had more than enough time to compose my shot and rattle off a couple of frames.
From my El-Hara project.
El-Hara was a project inspired by the works of Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, shot sometime ago on a couple of crusty old Nikons and pockets full of TriX.
I was lucky enough to meet Mahfouz and the project has been exhibited in a few countries, I will post some more from the series in due course.
Thank you David
Oh so sweet! They’re so lucky that only the foreigner’s eye can guess the intimate relationship between those two or they could be at least stoned! Lovely photo
Great photo! Love it
Thank you Leen
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Sue
I love Cairo There 1980 & 1981 ..Always wanting to go back..
Wonderful city Nick you really must try and get back-so much has happened since your last visit but always a fascinating place.
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Hello John, you are most welcome!
Ummm… what lens do you all use to intepret any inner motivation in this photograph? I can assure you it is not what you think… the new stereotype.