Snapshots Through The Window

One of the things that I recently love doing whenever I go places here in Riyadh is to take snapshots through the window. Capturing the beautiful parts of the city makes me love the place all the more. That is, by taking snapshots, which is the right thing to do so to say as taking photographs here is not really welcomed. This is the reason why I need to make the most of what I can capture through the car’s window.

It feels amazing to capture images without much thinking. There’s a certain beauty that only comes out from snapshots. I hope you can see the same through the photos.

“If a more or less random snapshot is like an infinitely fine scale that has been scratched from the surface of reality with the tip of a finger, then in comparison the photoseries or photomontage lets us experience the extended massiveness of reality, its authentic meaning. We build systematically. We must also photograph systematically. Sequence and long-term photographic observation–that is the method” (Segei Tretyakov, 1931).

PS: Nokia Asha 302 and Agfa Photo Eclipse Explorer


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Tatay Joni says:

    you’ve just shared me an idea, great 🙂


  2. emaillikeunderwear says:

    Thank you for linking to my post! I really like the snapshots here. Particularly the colors. I hope to see more, will look at it more extensively soon. Be Well!


  3. jakesprinter says:

    Great work my friend Sonny 🙂


  4. Bama says:

    Hey Sonny! I didn’t know that you’re now in Riyadh. Sweet!


  5. cocomino says:

    It’s an impressive place. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  6. Are you not allowed to take pictures in Saudi? I would assume they are very strict about it!! Looks very much like a desert… oh it is 🙂


  7. Your photos reminds me of stories from the Bible. So this is now the very place where the Israelites wander around. Looking at the pictures I can just say, truly it’s a miracle to find food everyday in that desert, food called “manna”. Food made in heaven that comes down to earth like a shower to be delivered specifically in that desert, to feed the millions of slaves that escaped from Egypt led by Moses under the direction of heaven for a purpose. Who would have thought then that there’s liquid gold called petroleum in that place. Thanks for sharing your photos.


  8. Bonnie says:

    Those are beautiful photographs as always, Sony! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. 🙂


  9. ramoncito17 says:

    Hi Sonny, i had been away from the blogosphere for the last eight months that i am really out of touch. Your pctures in riyadh are very nice. However, i am wondering if this is just a tour on your part or are you going to be there for a couple of years? Cheers as always!


  10. I stopped by to camp out for a little while but it looks like the campground has been closed since August 4. Hope all is well.


  11. eof737 says:

    Love that camel shot… 😉


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