All posts by “Jaina

Autumn (or fall) in the desert

What does autumn look like in the desert? A lot what you’d think autumn to look like. It just arrives a little later. Doesn’t last as long. And usually has some rain. Except last year. Autumn weather gets me nostalgic for autumn weather in England. […]

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A photograph of a collection of high rise buildings at certain points of construction.

Bahrain in a nutshell

This image is Bahrain, for me. It’s constantly under construction. There’s something new coming soon. And what was once new not so long ago, is left in the wake of what’s to come. And that was true for so many things. Looking back, I guess […]

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A photograph of a collection of buildings in Beirut.

Beirut, some of my favourite facades

Hands down, Beirut has the most beautiful building facades I’ve seen. They’re a mishmash of old, new, high-rise, offices, apartments. Balconies overflowing with all sorts. Not to mention actual palm trees growing off of balconies and rooftops many, many floors above the ground floor. And […]

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2020 in photos

Four hundred and seventy two photos. Surprised even myself going through my Lightroom catalog. For a year that was spent mostly indoors, I’m a little bit impressed with myself. (And that number’s going to go up with some last-week-of-the-year images.) The collective universe categorised 2020 […]

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Photo of a saguaro cactus looking from the bottom up.

My obsession with the saguaro

They’re everywhere. I’m not exaggerating. Maybe just a little bit. It’s hard not to point out every single saguaro cactus you see, if you’ve never been to Arizona and you visit for the first time. Though, over a year living here, and I’m still obsessed. […]

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Black and white photo of a close-up of a lampshade with shadows of blinds on one side.

A shadowy stay-at-home story (part 2)

This isn’t as sinister as the title may suggest. The stifling of creativity I mentioned before took me down some “dark” paths. I kept hunting for moments in time, shadows, light, and texture—those things that I miss on my day-to-day of just being at home. […]

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A stay-at-home story (part 1)

For the last six months, my world has been the world enclosed in the walls that I live in. Like almost everyone in the world. It’s my gym, my cinema, my bar, and my occasional restaurant. I would have added “it’s my office,” but my […]

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