The Line Within

PhotographerYaser Sulaiman
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

"Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either -- but right through every human heart -- and through all human hearts." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago A black-and-white long exposure photo of an office building in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The original capture is a 100-second exposure captured on a partially cloudy day before sunset using a 10-stop Neutral Density (ND) filter. The final result is basically a combination of 4 B&W versions (3 for the building and 1 for the sky) of the original capture. For the lighting pattern and B&W treatment of this particular photo, I tried to draw inspiration from Joel Tjintjelaar's "Shape of Light" photograph of the Zadkine Building in Rotterdam.

About Photographer

An award-winning hobbyist fine art B&W photographer who often seeks the abstract and the minimal in architecture and seascapes using daytime long exposures. I am a Syrian expatriate of Circassian descent currently living and working in Saudi Arabia. At the end of 2014 and at around the age of 30, I picked up a new hobby: photography, and so far I haven't let go. In the beginning, I explored portrait and landscape photography, but I always found myself generally gravitating toward the abstract and the minimal. That's why I'm currently focusing on black-and-white fine-art photography, and particularity the application of long-exposure and advanced B&W processing techniques to architectural and seascape photography.