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More Granada photos through my phone’s lens ~ Spain


A few months ago, I added a short photo gallery of images I took of the beautiful city of Granada, all with my phone. Since it was pretty successful, I decided to do another round of images I have taken since then. All photos are taken with my Nexus 5, and edited mostly in Snapseed (maybe 1 or 2 images in VSCO). I’m still having a blast carrying only my phone and making the most out of the small camera. It’s challenging sometimes, but with good lighting, composition and editing, you can create some great images too. So sit back and enjoy […]

Bib-Rambla Gate in Granada.

Granada through my phone’s lens ~ Spain


As a photographer (and a geeky guy in general), I like to stay up-to-date with my equipment, and sometimes, buy the latest gadgets available to improve my craft and facilitate my job. I recently did the jump to full-frame with the purchase of a Canon 6D, and got myself a new graphics tablet and upgraded all my editing software. But, as we all know (right?), “gear isn’t everything“. And in the past few months, since I bought the Nexus 5 (android phone), I’ve been really enjoying walking around my beautiful city, hands free, without any gear but a phone in […]

Granada Fountain at Night - Spain

Photo Gallery: Granada Cathedral of Incarnation ~ Spain


There’s something about cathedrals that make you just stand there in awe, dwarfed by the stunning architecture full of details. Those gigantic structures, often overlooking the city, have been built over centuries by thousands of men who had none of today’s tools. It was one thing that I really missed when living in Asia. After 6 months of living in Granada, I remembered that I’ve yet to visit the cathedral in town. Hidden behind buildings and overlooking a tiny square, the Granada cathedral is easy to miss and doesn’t really stand out in the open like the Notre-Dame in Paris, […]

Golden Pipe Organ - Granada, Spain

Photo Gallery: Exploring Brindisi ~ Italy


As some of you may know, a few weeks ago, I was invited to visit and explore the city of Brindisi, located in the region of Puglia (the heel of the boot), in Italy. Brindisi, located off the coast of the Adriatic sea, is a city of roughly 90,000 people. Due to its location, it was a major port for trade with Greece and the Middle East. It was my first time visiting Italy and I seriously had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to discover an old city which conserved many of its historical heritage. You […]

Ferry Sunset ~ Greece

The Colors of Fall ~ USA


Fall (or Autumn if you prefer) is a season I have very rarely experienced in my entire life. I grew up in the desert (UAE), then the years I’ve spent in France, I lived in Toulouse, away from woods and forests. And now I live in Thailand, with its tropical climate and 3 seasons (Hot, Rain and Smoke) So when I went on a holiday last month (October) to the US, it was really my first time experiencing the changing leaves and the beautiful colors during what now became my favorite season. I was lucky I arrived at the best […]

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Photo Essay: Children of Songkran


Songkran is an awesome celebration and fun for all ages. Kids are especially ecstatic during the Thai New Year as they are allowed to stay out all day and splash everyone (bonus points for farangs/foreigners) with guns and buckets without being scolded. Here’s a mini-photo essay featuring the Children of Songkran (yes, I know it sounds like the Children of the Corn). My little tribute to those beautiful innocent faces. ~~oOo~~ __________ Riding behind trucks armed with waterguns or taking position on the sidewalks with buckets, the children are particularly happy during Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand. ~~oOo~~ __________ This […]

Photo Essay: Children of Songkran

The White Temple ~ Thailand


What would you think if one day, you entered a place of worship and saw on the walls a drawing of Neo from the Matrix next to Superman, flying to save the day while airplanes are crashing on the WTC towers? Crazy? Well, not in Thailand! North of the Kingdom, near the Burmese border, is the quiet town of Chiang Rai, famous for its jungle treks and many various hill-tribes. But Chiang Rai is also home of probably the most peculiar Buddhist temple ever built: Wat Rong Khun, also known as “The White Temple”. ~~oOo~~ Just thirteen kilometers south of […]

Wat Rong Khun - The White Temple