Cairo's an ancient city | One of the oldest on Earth | It's congested | It's crowded | It's noisy | It's polluted | It's dirty | Egyptians know this | They shrug and remember "Masr Zaman" | Egypt of the Past
So during this visit as I made the rounds to see family and do errands, I would occasionally take some snaps. There was no project in mind. I, as a lifelong photographer, and, as someone who is aging and forgetting, take photos as a record of what I was doing and where. These snaps were pretty mundane and with the long hours of visiting relatives, I rediscovered the tintype app and started converting images. I liked what I saw.
The tintype, a process of photography dating by to its early days in the 1860s, makes things look old, historic and mysterious.
So here are a few galleries from my visit to Cairo |
A sail on the Nile |
In search of traditional pieces for a Getty Villa workshop on Nubian jewelry |
And scenes from the Ataba Market |
and some street views from the Islamic Quarter |
and going about daily business | Cairo streets |
and some scenes about town |
Nubian relative Karam Mourad's concert at the Prince Taz Palace | Old Cairo