WINDOW TO ANOTHER WORLD./
MOATAZ AL-SHARIF'S WORK HITS YOU LIKE A COLOURFUL SLAP IN THE FACE./ STRIKING YET SUBTLE, HIS IMAGES OFFER A GLIMPSE INTO ANOTHER WORLD - A RICH BUT DELIBERATE COLOUR PALETTE, SHARP ANGLES + VISUAL ILLUSIONS ALL COMBINE TO CREATE HIS SIGNATURE STYLE./
THE PHOTOGRAPHER + GRAPHIC DESIGNER IS BASED IN CAIRO, EGYPT - A CITY + COUNTRY SO STEEPED IN HISTORY THAT EVERYBODY HAS AN IMAGE OF THE PLACE IN THEIR HEAD. - BUT WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE THROUGH THE EYES OF A LOCAL?/
F1FTY ASKED MOATAZ TO SHARE SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN CAIRO + THE SURROUNDING AREAS...
PYRAMIDS OF GIZA
"The experience of visiting the Pyramids of Giza will never get old. I have lost count of how many times that I have actually been, but I always leave having seen + experienced something new. I highly recommend exploring through the desert plateau where temple ruins, tombs, + smaller satellite pyramids can be seen."
KHAN EL KHALILI
"Khan El Khalili is a famous bazaar located in the historic centre of Cairo. One of my favourite places to regularly visit as the atmosphere + environment is truly one of a kind. As you walk through the bazaar + small shops you are surrounded by history + architecture at every turn."
"Ain Sokhna is a town located on the western shore of the Red Sea's Gulf of Suez. A very convenient location to get away for the weekend as it is just under a two-hour drive from Cairo. The still + shallow waters are breathtaking as you can easily swim a few hundred metres into the Red Sea."
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