Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman


Recently, I was invited on a trip to the Middles East (Oman & Qatar) where I've had the opportunity to explore the magnificent art of the islamic world right in front of my eyes. One of the first and most amazing places I had the pleasure to walk into on my visit happened to be the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. After years of reading about the architecture and significance of mosques to the followers of Islam, it was a very moving moment for me to set foot into such beautiful structure despite its rather young age. Nevertheless, it was nothing but a grand experience to walk around barefooted and veiled while enjoying every single piece of art (calligraphy, marble, wood works, carpets, carvings, chandeliers, stained glass windows, etc.). But for now enough of talking about my visit to the Grand Mosque as I would like to invite you to see it for yourself below.

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Winter Blues in the City of Dreams

Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.


Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing! - Abraham Lincoln


While traveling around Germany, I am making an appearance at POPUP STUDIO in SAARBRUECKEN with a selection of photographs of New York City. I always wanted to bring my "new home" to the people I grew up around, and when the opportunity presented itself I didn't hesitate to say YES. So if you happened to be in town between NOV 28-30 2014 feel free to stop by.

Hiking in the Vosges Mountains of France

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Time surely flies but some memories we collect on the way never seem to fade. And while winter is approaching fast and I just returned from yet another trip to Germany, I could not help but to think of the great times I've had in the mountains of France in the Summer of 2012. Perhaps the longing for summer and warmth made me revisit my archives and take another look at the photographs taken on my way up to Grand Ballon where I not only had the pleasure to hike, but enjoyed freedom in the sky.

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In Focus: Cindy Sherman

Cynthia "Cindy" Morris Sherman (born January 19, 1954) is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. In 1995, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Through a number of different series of works, Sherman has sought to raise challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women in society, the media and the nature of the creation of art. Her photographs include some of the most expensive photographs ever sold. Sherman lives and works in New York.

See more of Cindy Sherman's photographs in the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, art21 video, artnet and also on her website at

Weekly Market in Serra San Bruno in the South of Italy

Time flies, but the memories will stay forever! Looking at archives from my trip to Italy few years ago, I have come across images from the weekly fashion & farmers market in Serra San Bruno in Italy where I had the pleasure to meet the kindest people, taste the freshest food, and see the "latest" fashion. One of the best trip, and I surely will return one day to Calabria in the South of Italy to check out the holy sites, relax on the sunny beaches of Tropea, and take photos with my iPhone while traveling all over the mountains of Italy.

Ghost Town in Jamacia Hosptial

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the feeling nobody can comprehend, as i stood in the ICU of a hospital today
the floors were crumbling under my feet because all life has expired in defeat
the pain so vaguely still can be felt in the empty halls and rooms of unit NW3
the witness' to life have left the room, and danced ghostly to their own special tune
the hope of survival vanished so long, awaiting news of a bright future to come

For the Love of a job

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart ...... Rumi