Dockworkers of Dubai


 

Dubai is known for its’ explicit exposition of wealth. However down on the docks in Deira you can find traders from all over the Middle East, Pakistan, Iran and further afield, all stocking their ships with everything from car tyres to TVs. It’s one of my favourite places to shoot in the world.

The contrast between the downtown pomp and the simple hard graft of the sailors transports you back to a simpler time. The men were welcoming and wanted to show me their lives…this series was built over several years of taking shots at the docks when I pass through Dubai.