I spent a number of years from 2011 photographing the changing environment of the United Arab Emirates. I researched this project with the aid of satellite imagery, seeking out the places where human development, both urban and industrial, was impacting the ancient landscape. I refer to it as ‘ancient’ because much of the landscape had never previously been utilised by humans, except perhaps for the grazing of goats in the mountains and camels in the deserts.
This project was selected in the Syngenta Photography Award Professional Commission category in 2013 and was exhibited at Somerset House in London and various locations in Brazil and Italy. You can find out more here. A selection from this series was included in my solo show ‘The Anthropocene’ in 2016 at GPP, Dubai. It was also included in the ‘Architecture of Loneliness’ exhibition at Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, curated by Lola Boatwright and Mohammed Somji. Most recently it was featured in an article about my work in the Spanish magazine ‘AV Proyectos’ in 2019.