When I return to the UK, after being away filming for a long time, I find myself no longer desensitised to my environment in England, I start seeing things afresh and comparing / contrasting with what I saw in the Middle East. For example, the women in their veils, how just changing the location affects the meaning of that potent symbol.
What I find interesting about street photography is the process of setting out and not knowing what I will find. This is very different from shooting commercial work where every variable has been meticulously planned. I walk around with my camera and let the world interact with me. I watch, wait and then shoot when all the elements seem to come together in some visual equilibrium.​

Maythem Ridha
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