A Change of Pace

Sometimes it's time to take a break from shooting protests. Not because the weariness or repetition sets in, but because the more Egypt becomes defined by conflict, the more self-prophesizing this conflict becomes. Conflict begets conflict begets conflict. 

Yesterday I was invited to tag along on an adventure that took me from bookshops to bed shops, and shoe workshops to fantastic french fries. Making this journey through my favourite part of Cairo even sweeter was my brand new addition to the photographic family. I recently purchased a Fuji camera, as it seemed to be the perfect companion to telling increasingly better visual stories. I wanted something smaller, quieter, unobtrusive, and killer in low light. It's like a match made in heaven! Here's the first smattering of shots from the (still to be formally named) camera.

Shoe workshop, Islamic Cairo.

Shoe workshop, Islamic Cairo.

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The timber/bed workshops. Islamic Cairo.

The timber/bed workshops. Islamic Cairo.

Facades of the city. Attaba.

Facades of the city. Attaba.

The wood-cutting room. Islamic Cairo.

The wood-cutting room. Islamic Cairo.

The walls of the shoe workshop.

The walls of the shoe workshop.

Home of the best fries in all of Cairo. 

Home of the best fries in all of Cairo. 

Tea break!

Tea break!

The timber yard office. Islamic Cairo.

The timber yard office. Islamic Cairo.

Camera's first street test: a success!

Camera's first street test: a success!