Collection of photos taken by Film camera Yashika T5D 35mm , with 2 rolls of black and white films. This is part of a project called The Traveling Yashika created by photographer HAMISH GILL. In short, the idea of the project is that this camera travels the world from one photographer to another . My friend Anjum was the one responsible of the camera in UAE and also the one shipped it to the next country for another photographer to use in Romania.
I was lucky to have that camera for 2 days. I have been always a fan of film cameras and film effects, although I do own a very old manual film Yashika, but I never got the chance to use it as much as I hoped. I loved the grain which you see in the photos , it gives an old artistic touch I believe. The size of the camera was smaller than what I expected but for street photography nothing is more convenient than a camera that can easily go into my purse without drawing attention. It took me few shots to understand the frame in the view finder, but I easily got it.
The brilliance of the idea is that it allows amateurs and professional photographers around the world and not necessarily well-known to come together and be part of one single project where each can learn from another. I found it very motivating and inspiring.
The photos shows the daily life for various of people during a working day in random places.People come to Dubai for different reasons, some people form their own life style, others just take whatever chances they can get , some people choose to make money, others choose to make dreams come true. But many are simply living! Dubai is the land that holds many cultures, traditions and believes, It's the land of opportunities and possibilities. But, happiness is a decision totally left to you.