This summer was a slow one for photography, I was feeling low on inspiration in my hometown. I was experiencing negativity everwhere I walked on the streets of Ramallah and I desperately looked for a way to turn it around. Then while recently browsing through the work of some great street photographers, namely Constantine Manos and Alex Webb, I realized how much I loved intense colors and shadows in some of their photographs skillfully composed like poetry or musical notes. Subsequently I’ve been trying to concentrate on the importance of color in the street scene, and the interplay of light and shadow. What lies in the shadows is often more interesting than what’s in the light.
So the following images contain some recent ones reflecting my new focus as described above, and some older ones shot earlier in the summer. All were taken with a Leica M9 and Summicron 35mm V.3 and Summicron 50mm. I hope you’ll enjoy!