I wanted to photograph a striking yoga pose, on the rooftop of a high building with a Dubai city skyline backdrop. Here's the photograph I created with the help of two friends whilst visiting Dubai last week.
We gained access, but unfortunately the roof didn't look like the infinity type edge as I had imagined in my head. Think on your feet time.
Light was fading fast, so I asked Saeeda (who some of you have seen in my photos before) if she could balance on a found plank of wood, which we rested dangerously on the white railings.
Over the far edge in front of her was a 73 story drop! The drop right next to the railing was a couple of stories down onto random metal piping and air con units. A fall could have maimed, if not killed Saeeda. Please Do Not try this at home kids! I'm genuinely scared of heights and it was hard enough for me just looking at her climbing onto that wobbly plank, but she held firm and pulled off this very cool Standing Bow Pose (Dandayamana Dhanurasana).
She's so brave. A true YoGangster. Bravo Saeeda!
Thanks go to Saeeda & my good friend and assistant for this shot, the talented photographer Matt Terrey.
I’d love to know what you think of this photograph?
For the year ahead I want to collaborate with yogi’s, actors, musicians, dancers, models, MUA’s, Stylists and anyone else who wants to bring some attitude or cool ideas to the table, both in my London photography studio and on shoot locations around the world.
If that’s you, please do get in touch, for the rest of you I hope you have a good year and enjoy my photos. There are many more to be created and shared!
Peace & light,