Photo Walk: Documenting Facades
After spending several years living and working in Australia, Emirati artist, photographer and graphic designer, Hussain AlMoosawi was motivated to document the changes he witnessed in his own country each time he travelled home, by focusing on the UAE’s building facades.
As showcased in his exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus, 'Facade to Facade', Hussain’s project has also developed a visual classification system for buildings in the UAE, regardless of their type, scale and age.
In this guided photo walk, Hussain will take you through the conception of this series as a method for documenting the UAE’s architectural heritage. Participants will gain first-hand insights into the techniques Hussain commonly employs in his work, including focusing tightly on building facades and eliminating external data such as geographic and situational context.
The sunset walk will include stops at some of Hussein’s favorite buildings, where participants will witness his complex and precise approach to architectural documentation up close, and learn about working with light and the best times of the day to shoot different buildings and angles.
After capturing a series of raw images, participants will return to Warehouse421 for a demonstration of some of Hussain’s post-production techniques.